Scott McCloud

Scott McCloud
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McCloud, RISD, March 2007.
BornScott McLeod
(1960-06-10) June 10, 1960 (age 58)
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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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).

Early life

McCloud on the Making Comics Tour in Louisville, Kentucky

McCloud was born in 1960[1] in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Willard Wise (an inventor and engineer) and Patricia Beatrice McLeod,[2][3] and spent most of his childhood in Lexington, Massachusetts.[4] He decided he wanted to be a comics artist in 1975, during his junior year in high school.

Syracuse University's Illustration program was closest to his career goals. He selected that school and major,[1][4] and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1982.[5]

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