I can’t say if any one thing inspires me to take this path. To be sure, there are several things that do inspire me – directors like P. T. Anderson and Hayao Miyazaki; writers like Neil Gaiman and Lewis Carroll; far too many books and television shows to name; even a few video games.
All are very different from each other, and they all influence and inspire me in different ways. I think that what they have in common, however, is amazing, fantastic worlds and engaging characters (or the ability to create amazing, fantastic worlds and engaging characters).
This is what I try to do, when I write or draw, try create universes that pull people in, characters that aren’t archetypes or stereotypes, but characters that feel real like real people, characters that the audience can sympathize with. This, most of all, is what I want to do, as an aspiring media maker.