Larry Feign has been disappointing his mother, who still thinks he'd make a wonderful brain surgeon, since the age of 7, when he started writing and drawing cartoons for his primary school magazine. Mom is still 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, Pravda, and other publications around the world, 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. Perhaps for that reason, the strip was abruptly terminated one day when the new, Communist-shoe-licking owner of his newspaper took issue with the way his buddies in the Politburo were portrayed. 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 cartooning for Time, The Economist, and others, then returned to Hong Kong to resume Lily Wong in the now-defunct (deservedly so!) newspaper, the iMail.

In 2001 Larry put aside cartooning and returned to animation. He writes, produces and directs cartoon animation for television and other media. He also writes columns and 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 and England. He currently resides in a small village on an island in the South China Sea with his wife, Hong Kong Psychologist Cathy Tsang-Feign, two dogs, as well as many lovely migrating birds and the occasional cobra in the garden. In his spare time, Larry enjoys Snickers bars, cycling, P90X, and cowboy novels, sometimes all at the same time.