Daniel Clowes is part of the second generation of American underground comix artists. Clowes was born in Chicago, and attended the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. He made his debut in the first issue of Psycho Comics in 1981, and throughout the decade, he has contributed to Look Mom Presents, Love & Rockets, Anything Goes, Doomsdag Squad, Twist, Judo Joe, Prime Cuts, Amazing Heroes, Village Voice, Weirdo, Young Lust and National Lampoon. He was a regular in Cracked magazine from 1985 to 1989 with features like 'The Uggly Family'. Between April 1986 and December 1988, Clowes published his own 'Lloyd Llewellyn' comic books with Fantagraphics, after having introduced the character in Love & Rockets in 1985.