Born in Taiwan in 1988, Ding Pao-Yen is a contemporary artist and cartoonist. His love of online games and science fiction come together in a dream world like an active volcano that transforms into a bizarre, lava-like worldview in his work.
Ding Pao-Yen graduated from the National Kaohsiung University College of Fine Arts. He was named a Promising Newcomer at Taipei's 2014 Made in Taiwan Exhibition. In 2014, he won first prize in the New Talent category at the Pingtung Manga Exhibition. In 2023, he had an exhibition at the Angoulême International Comics Festival.
He has self-published his comics since 2014. Works include Dinosaur Field Guide, Maybe I Should Find a Job, Road to Nowhere, and From the Dream Dimension. Misma has issued a French edition of Road to Nowhere.