Larry Feign has been disappointing his mother, who still wishes he'd become a brain surgeon, since the age of 7, when he started writing stories and cartoons for his primary school magazine. Mom is not satisfied that his cartoons have appeared in such insignificant journals as Time, Newsweek, The Economist, Fortune, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Der Spiegel, and Pravda, to name a few, or that he's produced animated cartoons for obscure little companies like Cartoon Network and Disney. She's not happy that he's published only 15 books or received a number of awards. All of this only postpones her goal of being able to utter the magic words: "My son the doctor."

He began as a caricature artist at Honolulu's Waikiki Beach, then moved to Los Angeles, where he drew storyboards for a major Hollywood animation studio. In 1985 he visited Hong Kong, intending to stay for two weeks, and ended up staying and making a name for himself as a cartoonist. His Lily Wong daily comic strip was considered a belwether of life and politics in Hong Kong, and was the recipient of numerous awards. In 1997 Larry was commissioned by Britain's The Independent to chronicle, in cartoons, Hong Kong's final 100 days under British rule.

He later spent two years in London illustrating for Time, The Economist, and others, before returning to Hong Kong to write, produce and direct animation for television and other media. He also writes essays for magazines and is working on several books. In 2011 he received a literature fellowship from the MacDowell Colony.

Larry considers himself a "generic" American: born in New York, raised in California, lived in Georgia, Vermont and Hawai'i, as well as Germany, England, and Hong Kong. He has been married for over three decades to the brilliant psychologist Dr. Cathy Tsang-Feign. Together they have two perfect children, two dogs, and the occasional snake in the garden. In his spare time, Larry enjoys Snickers bars, loud shirts, cycling, and romance novels, sometimes all at the same time.