Hmmm, that's a good question. The comic is based on a novel I wrote, so i guess the origin of the inspiration for the webcomic is there.
I guess they are:
1- The Name of the Wind (novel, even i didn't read yet. I had lot of spoilers XD)
2- Youjo Senki
3- Stardust (film)
I took some ideas of all of them, but the one that motivated me the most is "The Name of the Wind". But just because i despite it, because everybody was trying to convince me to read it xD It's kindda weird ^^'