For more of Luke Mancini's art check out his profile on deviantArt.
Favorite visual artist:
Ashley Wood, Rien Poortvliet, James Gurney, F C Ware; also see below
Favorite bands / musical artists:
ISIS, Radiohead, Tool, SOAD, Meshuggah, Rosetta, etc
Haruki Murakami, Kurt Vonnegut, Neil Gaiman. Or Kafka. F. C. Ware. Or Stanley Donwood.
Tools of the Trade:
Pretty well anything