Daniel Clowes was born in in Chicago in 1961. He is the creator of the comic book Eightball
twenty-two issues of which have been published to date. His work has appeared in Esquire
The New Yorker
, among others. A feature film based on his 1998
book, Ghost World
, starring Thora Birch, was released in 2001 by MGM. He lives a
childless, petless life in California with his beloved wife.