Nolen Lee is a northwest native illustrator most known for his Punching Pandas. Nolen has self-published his own thought-provoking work such as The Panda is Fat, The Panda is Still Fat, and the upcoming Why is Panda Fat? Nolen also wrote and illustrated Hugo’s Perfect Picnic, and contributed to comics, illustration, teaching, and video games. Nolen wanted to pursue a career in art but procrastinated by earning a Master’s Degree in Engineering before coming to his senses. Nolen works from his home in Kirkland under the supervision of his wife and children.