"Old peasant and his grandchildren"
Miao Di was born in Hequ County, Shanxi Province. Nurtured by his mother, who was an expert in the art of scissor-cutting, he began to have a fondness for figured art. He has worked in the Art Department of the People's Daily since 1950. Under the guidance of Hua Junwu, chief of the Art Department, he has gradually plunged himself into cartooning. He won popularity by his serial 'Grandpa and Grandson', carried in the People's Daily in the 1960s.