Walter Moers is one of the most successful and popular present-day German comics artists. Born in Mönchengladbach, he started publishing his work in 1984. Since 1985, he was been active as an author of children's books, making among others 'Professor Schimauski' and 'Käpt'n Blaubär', as well as the 'Zamonien' novel series.
Most of his comics are first published in the satirical magazines Kowalski and Titanic. His best known comics characters are 'Der Alter Sack', a sarcastic old man, and the controversial 'Adolf, der Nazisau', about an Adolf Hitler in present-day society. But with the 'Das Kleines Arschloch' (1990), about a nasty little boy, he gained the most popularity. Moers has won several awards.