Scott McCloud is an American comic artist and theorist. After receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts in illustration from Syracuse University, he created his lighthearted comic strip ‘Zot!’. It was published by Eclipse Comics from 1984 to 1990 and won several prizes. Subsequent comics include ‘Destroy!!’ and ‘The New Adventures of Abraham Lincoln’, as well as the writing of DC’s ‘Superman Adventures’ and ‘Superman: Strength’.
McCloud was furthermore one of the early promotors of webcomics and the principal author of the 1988 Creator’s Bill of Rights, in order to protect the rights of comic book creators. He is also the originator of 24-Hour Comics Day, an annual event in which comic book authors finish a complete 24-page comic book in 24 hours.