Zhou Yuequan (1920-1990) was from Wuxi, Jiangsu Province. In his youth, he looked for employment in Shanghai and took drawing lessons in the nightclasses run by the Shanghai branch of the Suzhou Art School. In the 1940s, he designed cigarette advertising for the Shanghai Lu Xin Tobacco Company and the Zhonghua Tobacco Company. As an artist, he joined the Shanghai Municipal Cultural Office in 1950 and in 1956, he became deputy head of the art workshop of the Shanghai Art and Design Company. Zhou retired in 1981, but remained active as art editor with the Shanghai Xinmin wanbao (新民晚报).
Zhou is known for his cartoons, some of which have been included in the collection of the China Art Gallery.