Phil Yeh began his professional career in
1970 in Southern California where he grew up. In 1973 he created Uncle Jam, a wonderful free paper covering the arts, that he published for the next 19 years. In 1977
he wrote, illustrated and published one of the first modern American graphic novels, Even
Cazco Gets the Blues. He followed up this first book with at least one brand
new graphic novel each year for the next 15 years. To date, Phil has written and illustrated over 80 published
Phil founded Cartoonists Across America & The World
in 1985 after being inspired by Wally Amos to do something about the literacy crisis on the planet. His band of
artists have promised to tour the world for 25 years until 2010. They have painted more than 1700 murals in 49
states in the United States as well as more than a dozen countries working with some of the most talented artists
on the planet.
Phil's 2007 graphic novel, Dinosaurs Across America
has been colored by copper lace artist Lieve Jerger and published by NBM in New York. In March of 2008, Dinosaurs
Across America was named one of the best 25 graphic novels by the School Library
Journal. Lieve and Phil are currently creating new artwork for their best selling book, The
Winged Tiger & The Lace Princess for January 2009. Their work has been
shown in museums and galleries throughout the world.
2009 marks the debut of Steve the Dog & The Winged Tiger with Chicago based artist Geoff Bevington and Lieve's colors. Phil plans to film and tour much
of the world for the last two years of his Cartoonists Across The World campaign until 2010. Please check out www.wingedtiger.com
for information about booking the artists or their work.
A documentary film Planet Literacy is
in the works and will cover much of their 25 year global tour promoting literacy and the arts.
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