Steve Gan, an artist of Chinese origin, studied architecture at the Mapua Institute of Technology. He chose a career in illustration however, and started out contributing to a small publishing firm. Soon afterwards, he also broke through in the comics field, starting with an adaptation of 'Bernarditta', which appeared in Palos Komiks, and with 'Bulid sa Putikan' in Hiwaga Komiks. He is the creator of the successful Filipino comic 'Panday', together with Carlo J. Caparas. The series was published in Pilipino Komiks, and was adapted into a movie by Fernando Poe, as well as an animated series.
During the 1970s, he has also worked for the US market on Marvel titles like 'Savage Tales of Conan', 'Conan the Barbarian', 'Skull the Slayer', 'Dracula Lives!', and 'Starlord'. His work also appeared in the magazines of Warren Publishing. Upon the decline of the comics industry, Gan moved over to animation and worked as a layout designer on 'Biker Mice', 'X-Men', 'Fantastic Four', 'Tarzan', 'Teacher Pet the Movie', and 'Atlantis'. He also worked as a storyboard artist on 'Jungle Cubs', 'Timon and Pumba', 'Calamity Jane', 'Savage Dragon', 'Invasion America', and 'Christmas Carol'.