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Billy Tan Mung Khoy, commonly known as Billy Tan, is a Malaysian comic book artist.

Billy Tan
Tan at the Big Apple Convention in Manhattan, October 17, 2009.
BornBilly Tan Mung Khoy

Early lifeEdit

Billy Tan grew up in Malaysia and moved to the United States in 1989 to study business at the University of Kentucky. He began working as a penciler for Image Comics in the 1990s.[1]


Tan became the regular artist of the Marvel Comics series Uncanny X-Men in 2006. In 2008, he was invited to draw the New Avengers issues #41 and 43-44 that tied into the "Secret Invasion" storyline, before being offered to replace Leinil Francis Yu as the new regular artist on the title.[2]

Tan took over the flagship Green Lantern title as ongoing penciller beginning with issue #21. He works together with writer Robert Venditti, who replaced Geoff Johns as series writer.[3]



  • 21 #1-2 (full art); #3 (along with Marc Silvestri) (1996)
  • Codename: Stryke Force #9-13 (1994–95)
  • Cyberforce/Stryke Force: Opposing Forces #1-2 (1995)
  • Darkness/Tomb Raider Special, one-shot (2005)
  • Ripclaw #3 (1995)
  • Spirit of the Tao #2 (1998)
  • Tales of the Witchblade #2-4, 6 (1997–98)
  • Tomb Raider #7, 11-12 (2000–01)
  • Tomb Raider: Arabian Nights, one-shot (2004)
  • Tomb Raider/Darkness Special, one-shot (2001)
  • Witchblade #36 (1999), #100 (1-page, among other artists) (2006)
  • Witchblade: Obakemono, one-shot (2002)



DC ComicsEdit


Billy Tan has a son called Gavin Tan. His son suffers from the medical condition of achondroplasia, resulting in his famous short stature with disproportionately short limbs.[4]


  1. ^ Siow, Catherine. "Fantasy come true." All (May 31, 2003).
  2. ^ WWC: Avenging Art: Tan, Banning & Brevoort Talk, Newsarama, June 29, 2008
  3. ^ Gallaher, Valerie (February 20, 2013). "Exclusive Interview: Robert Venditti and Billy Tan on 'Green Lantern'". MTV Geek.
  4. ^ "Photo".

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