Inktober 2021 Day #6: Spirit. Any Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli fans out there? I’m a big fan, myself. I loved Spirited Away (the reference in this illustration. The large fellow on the left is No Face-he’s semi-transparent-and that little creature on PMD’s tail is one of the soot creatures from the furnace room in the movie), but if I had to choose a favorite, it would probably be the graphic novel for Nausicaa and the Valley of Wind. One of the ways I have fun with Inktober, in addition to making everything PMD-centric, is that I have opportunities to pay homage to the various creative works, people, and studios that have influenced me as an artist. I have done it with Star Wars, Calvin and Hobbes, and even made some comic book references, but this is the first time I had the inkling to feature something by Miyasaki/Studio Ghibli. It was particularly fun.