Art. Comics. Music. Novels. Poetry. Manga. Webcomics. Anime. Mythology. Paintings. Literature. Science-Fiction. Fantasy. People. Bradbury, Eisner, Dylan.
One can't create comics if one doesn't know the field (how else will one know that a given idea has been done before?), but one also shouldn't create comics if one's read nothing else (what will one be inspired by that everyone else hasn't already explored?) -- We've got both covered.
The finest names in the industry aren't legends: they're artisans. They're people who understand that instead of simply being born a Mozart, one must also hone one's craft in order to be able to make great works of entertainment and meaning.
We create with intelligence, judgment, creativity, experience, passion, and professionalism.
Come and look at what we've created.