Otto was an engineer, then a science teacher in Singapore’s premier boys’ school Raffles Institution before embarking on a career as a fulltime comic artist and publisher in 2008.
He created the popular science comic series Sir Fong’s Adventures In Science, which has won over many fans in Singapore, Malaysia and other parts of the world.
His 2013 venture into horror novel territory, Bitter Suites, was critically acclaimed by fellow writer Ovidia Yu, Books Kinokuniya director Kenny Chan and Straits Times reviewer Clara Chow. All three stated that the story would make a great movie.
In 2014, Otto created a new teen sci-fi novel series Black Peony, releasing Black Peony and the Zombie Kangaroos and Black Peony and the Dino Pirates back-to-back.
Otto’s latest project is an as-yet-untitled comic in collaboration with the Centre of Quantum Technologies in the National University of Singapore. He is the 2014-2015 Outreach Fellow, and will be bringing Quantum Mechanics to young readers.
Past achievements includes two Singapore Art Fest plays Mr Beng (1999) and HERStory (2011), a Book Award winner Cetecea (1996), the first R(A)-rated Mandarin play in Singapore Another Tribe (1995). Otto also won the first and third prizes in the first national comic-drawing competition Toon Craze Toon Grace in 2000. Otto’s first comic book was Buddy Buddy (1998) published in Beijing, China.