Larry Feign

Feign in LagosLarry Feign is an award-winning writer and artist, author of 20 books of humor and cartoons for adults and children. He has illustrated for The Economist, Time, Fortune, and other international publications, and directed animated cartoons for Cartoon Network and Disney Television.

His Lily Wong daily comic strip was considered a bellwether of life and politics in Hong Kong before its handover to China, and was reprinted widely around the world. Feign’s commentary about the Hong Kong handover was Time Magazine’s first-ever full-page cartoon essay.

During a hiatus in London, Feign set cartooning aside to concentrate on writing. He has received writing fellowships and grants from the MacDowell Colony in the USA, Fundaçao Obras in Portugal, and the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.

Larry has been married for over three decades to the clinical psychologist Dr. Cathy Tsang-Feign. Together they have two perfect children, two dogs, and the occasional snake in the garden.

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For inspiration, Larry likes to turn to his favorite quote, mounted beside his desk:

There are projects that strike me as so beautiful, important, complicated, or just plain big, that they convince me of my own inadequacy. This awful state of reverence leads me to paralyzing brain freeze. At times like that the only way out is for me to decide, ‘To hell with it. I can’t do it right, so I’ll do it wrong. I can’t do it well, but I can do it badly.’ Sometimes, with luck, while I’m sweating to do it wrong, I stumble on a right way.

Katherine Dunn, author of Geek Love