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About Ken Lamug

Ken Lamug is an author & illustrator of award-winning picture books and graphic novels. Growing up in the Philippines, Ken loved making up stories and drawing on scraps of paper. The blending of east and western cultures fueled his desire to create unique characters and worlds.

When his entire family moved to the US, Ken stopped drawing and focused on work to help out with finances. He became a software developer and worked with companies big and small. The corporate life was good, but Ken wanted to get back to creating and sharing his own stories.

Soon, he was making independent films, showcasing his photography internationally, and eventually writing and publishing his books.

Ken’s debut picture book “A Box Story” has won the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards, Literary Classics, Pinnacle Awards, and the National Indie Excellence Book Awards. Since then, Ken has published many books and taught others how to make their stories come alive. 

Since that time Ken has published various picture books, graphic novels, and comics and his work can be seen in various magazines, websites, and media channels.

Ken lives in Las Vegas, Nevada. He considers himself a professional dabbler and has tried everything from beekeeping, filmmaking, 3d printing, photography, coding, and race car driving.

Did you know?

Ken designed a library card for the Las Vegas Library District (LVCCLD).

Ken used to drift a Toyota AE86 just like in that anime Initial D!

Ken's AE86 at Button Willow Raceway

Ken had a short stint off-Hollywood, making indie films.

Ken was a beekeeper, chicken herder, duck wrangler.

While doing photography, he learned to develop films in the bathroom.

Ken found Waldo one time! But his real name is Wally.

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