Daniel Clowes is an American cartoonist and author of several graphic novels. Clowes began his career with the comic strip Lloyd Llewellyn, followed by the Eightball anthology, which ran from 1989-2004. During this time, Eightball became an important work in alternative comics, winning multiple Eisner and Harvey awards. Certain Eightball stories served as premises for some of Clowes' graphic novels, including David Boring, Ice Haven and Ghost World. In 2001, Ghost World was adapted into a feature film, directed by Terry Zwigoff and co-written by Zwigoff and Clowes.