Saga by Brian K Vaughan. "I started out as an idea, but I ended up something more. Not much more, to be honest. It's not like I grow up to become some great war hero or any sort of all-important savior...but thanks to these two, at least I get to grow old."
Fiona Staples - I really like both her detailed pieces and her more free Egon Schiele like limbs and forms. She is another artist who walks the line between cartoonish and realism which is an area I really like.