If you're a fan of graphic storytelling and epic fantasy then Jeff Smith should be a name at the top of your list. If you don't recognize him then you know nothing of those two things. He is the creator of one of, if not the, greatest epic fantasies of the last 20 years, Bone. Since Bone ended its run he's moved on to SHAZAM! The Monster Society of Evil for DC and another self published indy Rasl. I'll show you a bit of his awesomeness, but to truly enjoy his genius, you have to read his stuff.