Yep, more X-men, more Jim Lee. Although I'd read lots of comics as a young kid (mostly black and white British war weeklies and Ninja Turtles comics) it wasn't until I set eyes on some Jim Lee issues of X-men that I decided I wanted to draw comics for a living. Before that I had planned on being an animator.
Actually when I was younger I don't think I even realised comics were drawn at all, I just took them at face value. Kind of like how as a kid I didn't notice that Han Solo and Indiana Jones were the same guy.
So one day, while I was in a friend's house playing Lemmings on his Amiga, I noticed this stash of American comics. I think they were mostly Jim Lee X-men's and some of the early Image stuff like Spawn. I borrowed them off him and took them home, then a few days later a slightly pissed off guy came knocking on my door. This turned out to be the actual owner of the comics, fabulous Fran Johnston.
Once he realised I was a fan he supplied me with more of the good stuff. I have a distinct memory of reading Wildc.a.t.s one on the walk home from his house and completely overshooting my road, ending up halfway to our local shops before I took my head out of the comic.