For me, me creative process with music is turning out to be completely different than with comics and story writing. When working on music I would keep myself from listening to other artists as much as possible because otherwise I would find myself sounding too much like what I was listening to at the time.
I’ve been using the same approach with the comics but it turns out the opposite is true in this case. My not reading comics has slowed my creative pace and the best thing to speed it back up appears to be reading comics that I especially dig.
Right now that is Sharknife by sunbakerey and Jan’s Atomic Heart by Simon Roy.
But yeah, trying to be creative is a crazy thing!