Kevin Smith sold his comic book collection to fund Clerks, and after the film becam a huge hit he was able to buy them back. One of the most successful and critically acclaimed independent film-makers of recent years, Smith was the producer of the Oscar-winning Good Will Hunting and has also written and directed Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Jersey Girl and Clerks II. He is also a comic book writer, and author.
"Kevin Smith's no-holds-barred diary is like his best films: raw, openhearted, and mordantly funny." - Entertainment Weekly "Kevin Smith is beloved for his vulgar cockeyed yet sweetly human dissections of life through the eyes of the young and disaffected." - Los Angeles Times"