Ethan Young was born in 1983 in NYC to Chinese immigrant parents. The youngest of 3 sons, he took to drawing at the age of 3. After attending the School of Visual Arts for one semester, Young left to pursue an illustration career. His first graphic novel, Tails: Life in Progress, was named Best Graphic Novel during the 2007 Independent Publishers Book Awards. His works include Tails,Comic Book Tattoo, Wonderlost,A Piggy's Tale, and Nanjing: The Burning City. In addition to comic book work, Young is also a prolific freelance illustrator.