Ryan Lang is a Los Angeles-based production designer and visual development artist. At a young age, he fell in love with the art and storytelling of comic books, which eventually led to a career in both animation and live-action. He has contributed to such films as Wreck-It Ralph, Moana, The Mitchells vs The Machines, Doctor Strange, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame. Issunboshi is his first graphic novel endeavor.
Born and raised in Hawaii, Issunboshi was one of the first folktales Ryan Lang heard in preschool and has stuck with him ever since. Issunboshi: A Graphic Novel is an epic amalgam combing one of his favorite folktales, his love for animation, and his passion for stories about what it takes to be a hero.