Nguyen Thanh Phong

Art Director | Creative director | Graphic Novelist | Illustrator

Hanoi, Vietnam
Comics has its own language no matter where the artists come from.

Nguyễn Thành Phong started his career in this field 10 years ago. For that many years, he has been awarded numerous national and international prizes, including the Special Jury Prizes for the Best Artworks at the Asian Youth Animation & Comics Contest 2011 in Guiyang, China. A few of his famous works in the recent years are Sát thủ đầu mưng mủ (a picture book illustrating Vietnamese contemporary idioms), Nghĩ trước khi bấm còi (series of cartoons about traffic’s problems), Hà Nội – My City…

The comics genre he enjoys the most is experimental comics such as narrative portrait and autobiography. He wants to demonstrate the Vietnamese lifestyle in modern life, how they bring their traditional lifestyles towards modernization and what their attitude towards those adaptation are. And he also has a great passion in Vietnamese historical comics.

Work Experience

Nha Nam Culture & Communication Jsc

Art Director

2011 - 2012 Vietnam

Phong Duong Comics

Co-founder, art director, creative director, artist

2004 - Present Vietnam


Vietnam FineArts University

Bachelor of Art

Hanoi, Vietnam


English (Advanced),
Vietnamese (Native),


Asian Youth Animation And Comics Contest

Special Jury Award for best comic


9th International Manga Award

Silver Award



Concept Art, Drawing, Character Design, Comics, Digital Painting, Graphic Novel, Illustration, Painting,