Dr. Seuss:

"My father loved Dr. Seuss and had read me those stories, the way he read them to me was totally animated, which made me like them even more. So I was really into this array of Dr. Seusss characters, with their weirdness and absurdity."*

* Gruen, John, Keith Haring: The Authorized Biography, Prentice Hall Press, NY. 1991, p.9