Ho Che Anderson is the author of KING, the critically acclaimed biography of the life and career of civil rights leader Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. The three KING volumes ultimately trace the life of the late civil rights leader from his birth to assassination. The first volume of KING was the recipient of a 1995 Parents' Choice Award, despite what is a decidedly controversial, speculative and mature telling of King's story. KING I garnered extensive press coverage and was Fantagraphics' best-selling book in the company's history when published in 1992.
Anderson's expressionistic visual style is wrought with dramatic energy; panels evoke a painterly attention to detail but juxtapoz with one another in such a way as to propel King's story with cinematic momentum. Anderson's successful use of the graphic novel to tell a major work of nonfiction has drawn favorable comparisons to Art Spiegelman's Maus: A Survivor's Tale and Joe Sacco's Safe Area Gorazde: The War In Eastern Bosnia 1992-1995.
Ho Che Anderson lives in Toronto, Canada.