I find myself reading and re-reading Will Eisner's New York and Dropsie Avenue graphic novels while tweaking my own use of inkwash in my pages. Its vastly different from using it in pinup/splash page situations.
There are a select few artists that I've drawn storytelling influences from; Alex Toth, Mike Mignola, Dave Gibbons, but Will Eisner is probably at the very top of that list. Its amazing how much you can learn and absorb from someone when you're styles are quite literally at the opposite ends of the spectrum. Its one of my biggest regrets that I didn't get into comics early enough to have met and talked art with Will Eisner, even for a few moments.