Daniel Clowes is a cartoonist and author who has contributed numerous covers to The New Yorker and whose work has appeared in Time, Newsweek, GQ, and many other publications. He created the comic-book series Eightball, which ran for 23 issues and earned the artist a large following and multiple industry awards, including several Eisner, Harvey, and Ignatz awards. The film adaptation of Clowes's graphic novel Ghost World, based on a script by Clowes and director Terry Zwigoff, was released to great acclaim, earning an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay and winning the Independent Spirit award, among others. He also created the widely acclaimed graphic novel Wilson, which NPR likened to "reading a series of Bazooka Joe comics written by Jean-Paul Sartre." His serialized comic for the New York Times Magazine, titled Mister Wonderful, was recently collected in an expanded hardcover edition. His newest graphic novel is The Death-Ray.