There are only three Western artists within this community who deserve any admiration. For the life of me I can only remember one or two pieces by Bamboo, Kip or Jeet respectively, and even then they stick in my mind only because I am shocked by how poor they are.
woot. A rare member of the Old Guard who remains relevant because of his mastery of his chosen form and the unrivaled freshness of his artistic vision. woot has never made a drawing that hasn't been daring, stimulating and in some degree controversial. He is a bedrock against the waves of mediocrity that threaten to sink the ship of good fat art.
gnibbles. Comparable to Capote, Fitzgerald and even Mozart in his dynamic rise and fall. His galleries show the progression from amateur to a true master over the course of several years. Daring to an extreme, combining the familiar with the delectably sordid. Always inspired in his choice of subjects. His passing is/shall be the chimes at midnight for this community.
There is no third. The vast majority of the talented who busy themselves for our pleasure are commission whores. I do not particularly despise them for it, but it is impossible to judge the qualities of people who stand for nothing of their own.