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Scott McCloud

American cartoonist and comics theorist (b. 1960)

1960   -  

genre: comics, painter, writer
country of citizenship: United States of America
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: Syracuse University, Lexington High School
occupation: comics artist, writer, painter
award received: Yellow Kid Award, Eisner Award, Inkpot Award, Harvey Award for Best Writer, Will Eisner Hall of Fame

Scott McCloud (born Scott McLeod on June 10, 1960) is an American cartoonist and comics theorist. He is best known for his non-fiction books about comics: Understanding Comics (1993), Reinventing Comics (2000), and Making Comics (2006), all of which also use the medium of comics. He established himself as a comics creator in the 1980s as an independent superhero cartoonist and advocate for creator's rights. He rose to prominence in the industry beginning in the 1990s for his non-fiction works about the medium, and has advocated the use of new technology in the creation and distribution of comics.
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