TL;DR: I don't know what it's gonna look like yet, but here's some stuff I like.
I haven't done much sequential art. Most of it was in grammar school, nearly 10 years ago.
For this reason I'm planning to start with a self-contained short story, with a bit of everything. To try and train myself to do more.
StyleRight now I'm trying to figure out how stylized I want the art be. It's definitely going to be ink and tone, probably not in colour. I really like (for example) the detailed and "realistic" style of Thorgal, but I'm not sure I can pull that off.
A more stylized look of comics like Una the Blade or Silk&Gold (http://silksifandrahil.tumblr.com/) is also great, but I've never dabbled in cartoons, so I'm not sure I could draw like that either.
I'll just have to draw and draw, I'm sure it'll settle on something viable eventually.
(You can see examples of ink artwork I looked at for inspiration here: http://www.pinterest.com/janpospisil376/project-oak-inspiration/)
A huge one is definitely Darkness over Cannae by Jenny Dolfen.
A beautifully illustrated historical novel about Hannibal's famous battle, done in her signature watercolour style:
Another is Vinland Saga - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinland_Saga_(manga)
I enjoy that it's a historical story without any magic added, a story about Vikings in a Japanese (!!) manga. Awesome action and reasonably historically accurate.
The closing sketch for today will be the other main character, the girl-from-yesterday's best friend.
(that thing he's holding is a spindle)