Johannes Borer, born in Zwingen, is a Swiss cartoonist and illustrator. He went to commercial school, and was trained as an operating secretary at the post office in Basel. In the evenings, he took art courses. He worked for advertising agencies for over 5 years, and works as an independent cartoonist, illustrator and riddle maker in Basel since 1980. Borer has worked for over 100 newspapers and magazines, including Das Beste, Stern, Punch, Freundin, Spick, Junior, Weltwoche, Die Welt, Berliner Morgenpost, etc. He has made the riddle comic 'SpaSS mit Oma und Opa' for Junior, and has also created comic strips like 'Schräge Tierwelt' and 'MiNiMUH'.