I don’t remember when I first started doodling. There was nobody in my immediate family who was a painter or artist who could guide me. As far as I can remember I started drawing at a young age, I would draw anything on a flat surface, whether it was on paper, newspaper, desk, floor, blackboard, or wall.
One time I got in trouble and my parents
were called to school for drawing an epic
pirate ship battle on top of a brand-new
classroom desk. My father, an import/export
businessman, knowing his son’s passion for
American comics, subscribed to Mad magazine
and occasionally Playboy. He encouraged me
to send drawings to newspapers for publication.
My first published drawing, an F-86 Sabre fighter jet, was in a children's section of Central Daily News 中央日報 in Taipei, Taiwan when I was 9 years old. This drawing here was recreated for illustration purposes since the original or copy is no longer available. Throughout the years, my drawings consistently appeared in the children and youth section of newspapers until I graduated from high school in 1963.