A photo of Jen Wang in 2017
Jen Wang in 2017

Jen Wang is an Asian American cartoonist, writer and illustrator based in Los Angeles.[1] She has published three books: Koko Be Good, In Real Life (with Cory Doctorow), and The Prince and the Dressmaker.[2] Wang is a co-founder and organizer for Los Angeles-based comics festival Comic Arts LA.[3] Jen's art work has been published in Adventure Time and LA Magazine.[4]

Early lifeEdit

Wang is from the Bay Area.[5] She attended San Francisco State University.


She also does a webcomic called The White Snake.[6]

Awards and recognitionEdit

Wang won the 2014 Cybils Award for Best Graphic Novel for her book In Real Life by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang.[7] In Real Life was published by First Second Books.[7] In Real Life is based on Cory Doctorow's short story Anda's Game.[8] In 2018, her book The Prince and the Dressmaker tied in a Harvey Award win for Best Children or Young Adult Book, and it was nominated in the Book of the Year category as well.[9]


  • The Prince and the Dressmaker (2018)
  • In Real Life (2014)
  • The White Snake (2014, serialized)
  • Koko Be Good (2010)
  • Flight Volume 1 & 2 (2007)


  1. ^ "Jen Wang". Jen Wang. Retrieved 2015-06-05.
  2. ^ "Books « Jen Wang". Jenwang.net. Retrieved 2018-02-16.
  3. ^ "About « Jen Wang". Jenwang.net. Retrieved 2015-06-05.
  4. ^ "Jen Wang | Authors | Macmillan". Us.macmillan.com. Retrieved 2015-06-05.
  5. ^ "Jen Wang (Person)". Comic Vine. Retrieved 2015-06-05.
  6. ^ "Interview with Jen Wang | Cybils Awards". Cybils.com. 2015-05-05. Retrieved 2015-06-05.
  7. ^ a b "The 2014 Cybils Awards | Cybils Awards". Cybils.com. 2015-02-14. Retrieved 2015-06-05.
  8. ^ "Jen Wang News". Comicsalliance.com. Archived from the original on 2015-03-30. Retrieved 2015-06-05.
  9. ^ "2018 HARVEY AWARDS Winners (Full List)". Newsarama. October 6, 2018.

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