Zhao Guojing (1950, Jingxian, Hebei Province) was among those young urbanites who were sent "up to the mountains and down to the villages" (上山下乡, shangshan xiaxiang). He joined a military rural reclamation unit in Heilongjiang Province in 1968. In 1973, he entered the National Painting Training Section of the Tianjin Art Academy. After his graduation in 1976, he was employed by the Tianjin Fine Arts Publishing House, where he now is a member of the Comic Strip Editorial Office.
Zhao specializes in figurative painting and comic strips. A number of his works have been included in national collections. He often collaborates with Ms. Wang Meifang.