"Change into the reverse"
He Wei is born in the province Heilongjiang. After graduating from the Lu Xun Arts and Literature Academy in 1951, he found a job as art editor of the Workers Daily in Beijing. He is in the first place a cartoonist and won national and international awards. A lot of his work however shows sequential elements.
He was director of the Arts and Photography Department of the Workers Daily in the 1980s. As member of the Cartoon Committee of the Chinese Artist Association he is chief supervisor of the Chinese Journalistic Cartoon Research Center. He is advisor of the American journal International Caricature.