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Comic Creator

Edith Oppenheim-Jonas

(11 November 1907, Germany - 22 March 2001, Switzerland)  Switzerland

Edith Oppenheim-Jonas

Papa Moll by Edith Oppenheim-JonasPapa Moll by Edith Oppenheim-Jonas

Edith Wilhelmine Oppenheim-Jonas was a Swiss cartoonist best known for creating 'Papa Moll'. She was born in Oberursel, Germany, but largely raised in Baden, Switzerland. She married an Englishman and eventually got the Swiss nationality. She took courses in painting from Willy Freis and began a career as a professional illustrator in the 1930s.

In the early 1950s, whe was approached by the Swiss Youth Foundation Pro Juventute to create a comic strip that upheld traditional values such as respect for the family and good manners. This resulted in 'Papa Moll', a silent comic strip about a middle-class family, that was first published in Junior magazine in 1952.

The series is published in book format since 1967 and is part of the book fund of Globi Verlag in Zürich since 1975. Oppenheim-Jonas drew the first eight books herself - later issues were illustrated by illustrators like Peter Heinzer and Corinne Schroff. Edith Oppenheim-Jonas, who was also a caricaturist for the satirical magazine Nebelspalter and a fighter for women's suffrage, passed away in Baden in March 2001.

Last updated: 2012-10-03

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