Horst Gimm grew up in Velden and worked as a sailor for several years before attending the Vienna Art Academy. He is a graphic designer and draughtsman, who also signs with Hotte. He makes political cartoons for German-language newspapers and does graphic designs for firms and campaigns. He also contributed to the popular German TV show 'Kapt. Blaubär'. He drew the comic series 'Faustus' for the publishing house Ehapa in the 1980s. It appeared in the collections Lila Gorilla Comics and Tolle Typen.