Phil Yeh's career took off at age sixteen, when he started his own publishing company. In 1973, he began publishing a newspaper devoted to health, books, the arts and travel called Uncle Jam. In 1977, he published the first US graphic novel called 'Even Cazco Gets The Blues'. Throughout his career, he has published more than 70 books from graphic novels to children's books including 'The Winged Tiger' and 'Theo the Dinosaur.' The latter was also produced in CD-ROM format.
In 1985, after meeting Wally Amos, he founded 'Cartoonists Across America and the World', an organization which promotes literacy, creativity, and other positive issues. The collective of artists has painted more than 500 murals in the U.S. and Canada alone, and has visited all sorts of schools in North America, the U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Singapore, Belgium and The Netherlands. First Lady Barbara Bush honored Yeh for his positive work in 1985 at the White House, where they painted a mural. Phil Yeh has received many other awards, including The Alphie.