Daniel Clowes is an American cartoonist and screenwriter born in 1961 in Chicago, Illinois. Clowes first gained fame for his work in the comic book Eightball. he has also had his illustrations feature in publications such as Vogue, Ghost World, The Village Voice and Newsweek. Clowes’ work throughout the years has earned him accolades such as a Pen Award, multiple Harvey and Eisner Awards and an AFI Award. Clowes is married to Erika Clowes and has one child.