I think Christoph Niemann needs to be added to my list of people who inspire me. He sketched his NY Marathon experience while he ran it.
His I Lego NY book is awe-inspiring.
And he did an illustration for the last page of the NY Times Magazine back in 2000 that I have kept for 11 years. It currently graces my refrigerator. I really loved it as a college freshman but it took on another level of poignancy once the twin towers fell down.
Love that guy.