Cartoon from 7 November 2013
Nel, pen name of Ioan Cozacu, is one of Germany's best-known cartoonists. Cozacu was born in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and studied industrial design in Halle, Saale, between 1973 and 1978. He has been active as a cartoonist and book illustrator in Germany since 1984. He has worked for publishers like Eulenspiegel, Altberliner, Mitteldeutscher, Weißer Stein, Lappan, Liszt, Weymann-Bauer and Eichborn, and his work has been published in Thüringische Landeszeitung (TLZ), Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung (WAZ), the Allgemeine Deutsche Zeitung für Rumänien (ADZ) and the satirical magazine Eulenspiegel. Nel currently lives and works in Erfurt.