Ruan Guang-Min studied advertising and interior decorating in school. After a stint in the military, he worked as an assistant to comic book artist Lai Yu-Hsien. His first work to receive recognition was a comic book adaptation of the TV show Friends, which told a moving story about a group of young people from the countryside struggling to make a living in Taipei. Conversely, his comic books Dong Hua Chun Barbershop and The Corner Store have both been adapted for television. The Corner Store has been translated into Japanese and Arabic, and the English rights have been sold for his graphic novel adaptation of Wu Ming-Yi’s The Illusionist on the Skywalk.