The work of Carl Barks, Jack Vance, Irvine Welsh, Ian McEwan, Sebastian Faulks. Tintin, Pop Culture & Two Minute Noodles, Delano's Hellblazer, Lazarus. The Goodies, The Mighty Boosh, The Bill, Spaced, Archer, Community. Trance, the Beatles, Crowded House, Oasis, Prince, Jamie T, Missy Higgins, Rodriguez, Rammstein. Chocolate, coffee.
Hey, it's written by J.M. deMatteis!
Edited to add: J.M. says "...it's a wonderful story, broadly adapted from the "All His Engines" graphic novel."