Daniel Clowes is an American cartoonist, graphic novelist, illustrator, and screenwriter. Most of Clowes’s work first appeared in Eight ball, a solo anthology comic book series.
An Eight ball issue typically contained several short pieces and a chapter of a longer narrative that was later collected and published as a graphic novel, such as Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron (1993), Ghost World (1997), and David Boring (2000). Clowes’s illustrations have appeared in The New Yorker, Newsweek, Vogue, The Village Voice, and elsewhere.
With filmmaker Terry Zwigoff, Clowes adapted Ghost World into a 2001 film and another Eight ball story into the 2006 film, Art School Confidential. Clowes’s comics, graphic novels, and films have received numerous awards, including a Pen Award for Outstanding Work in Graphic Literature, over a dozen Harvey and Eisner Awards, and an Academy Award nomination.