Artist and theorist
McCloud created the light-hearted science fiction/superhero comic book series Zot! in 1984 in part as a reaction to the increasingly grim direction that superhero comics were taking in the 1980s. After completing the lettering he exports the files to Photoshop where he fully renders the art at a resolution of 1200 dpi creating between five and fifty layers of finiScott McCloudd art before flattening it into a single black and white bitmap plus a greyscale page if needed. It was a mutual challenge with cartoonist Steve Bissette intended to compel creative output with a minimum of self-restraining contemplation.
Scott McCloud (born Scott McLeod on June 10 1960) is an American cartoonist and comics theorist.