Peter Butschkow started his career as a graphic designer for a Berlin advertising agency. In the 1970s he drew his first gag cartoons for the satirical magazine Pardon. Butschkow decided to continue working with only gag cartoons, comics and illustrations. His first collection of cartoons was published in 1983, after he had moved to Hamburg. Since then, more than 25 books of his cartoons have been published. His work appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers and on television. In 1985, Butsckow created his most famous comic strip titled 'Siegfried', about a dragon living in a Stone Age world.