BLOG*August 25, 2011


Phil Yeh has been making comics for a long time. He has written and illustrated over 80 published books. Phil founded Cartoonists Across America & The World to do something about the literacy crisis on the planet. His group of artists have painted more than 1700 murals in 49 states in the United States as well as more than a dozen countries. A documentary film “Planet Literacy” is in the works and will cover much of the 25 year global tour promoting literacy and the arts.

One of his most popular comics is, “The Winged Tiger” series. of  for January 2009. See more of his work HERE.

Phil also publishes a FREE magazine that celebrates the art spirit called, “Uncle Jam.” Started in Long Beach in 1973 it is filled with interviews of well known artists like Moebius, Daniel Merriam, Kadir Nelson, as well as writers and performing artists. Check out the newest issue HERE.

I salute Phil for his passion to produce his own creative properties, but also to his commitment to other artists and the people they inspire. I will interview Phil in the future to find out more about the history of his work and the passion that has driven him to manufacture a free magazine for 38 years.