Scott McCloud (born Scott McLeod on June 10, 1960) is an American artist. He is famous for writing comic books that are about comic books. His book Understanding Comics was published in 1993. It is about comic books as a form of art. He has also written Reinventing Comics (2000) and Making Comics (2006).
In 1984, he created a superhero comic called Zot!. McCloud thought that super heroes were too grim so he made Zot! fun and light-hearted.
McCloud does most of his art on computers with a graphics tablet and software like Adobe Photoshop.