Im Sokha was born in Kompong Cham. A compulsive drawer, he did not stay in school for long. In the 1980s flyers from Indian films captured his imagination, and he began drawing comics in many different genres -film adaptations, adventure stories, romance and horror. One of his most remarkable comics is his horror story 'Snae Neang Klaa' ('Romance of the Tiger Lady'). During the 1980s he was known as one of the fastest comic artists, able to draw an entire book in a few days. He has recently retired from his work as an editorial cartoonist for Kampuchea Thmey.