Lark Pien is the colorist of the National Book Award Finalist and Printz Award Winner American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang. She received the Kim Yale Best New Talent Award in 2004, and Best Colorist Harvey Award in 2007.
Pien's handprinted minicomics include Mr. Boombha, Stories from the Ward, and the Long Tail Kitty series. Long Tail Kitty is her first hard cover comic book, published by Blue Apple Books, 2009. Mr. Elephanter is her first hard cover children's book, published by Candlewick Press, 2010.
Pien is a graduate of California Polytechnic University in 1995 with a bachelors degree in architecture. Though she had an interest in comics at an early age, Pien did not make her first comic until 1997. She continued to work in the architectural industry while drawing comics, allotting more time to her artistic interests each year. In 2006, Pien adopted art as her full time career and now enjoys her days (and nights) drawing illustrations, oil painting, and creating comics. More about Lark and her work can be found at www.larkpien.blogspot.com.