Albert Robida (14 May 1848 – 11 October 1926) was a French illustrator, etcher, lithographer, caricaturist, and novelist. He edited and published La Caricaturemagazine for 12 years. Through the 1880s he wrote an acclaimed trilogy of futuristic novels. In the 1900s he created 520 illustrations for Pierre Giffard’s weekly serial La Guerre Infernale.
If you wish to know more about Miyazaki’s work and the inluences he received (literature, animation, folklore…) I highly recommend you to read this, Laura Montero Plata’s “The Invisible World of Hayao Miyazaki” (only Spanish atm).