Paul Simmel was one of Germany's most successful cartoonists and caricaturists of the 1920s, as well as a painter and caricaturist. Born in Spandau, he attended the Berlin Art Academy from 1909. After World War I, he became a caricaturist with the Berliner Illustrierte Zeitung. He was also present in magazines like Berliner Morgenpost, Ulk and Lustigen Blätter. For Der Heitere Fridolin, he worked on comics like 'Professor Pechmann' und 'Laatsch & Bommel', series that were also drawn by Ferdinand Barlog. Simmel also illustrated books. When he turned ill in the 1930s, he ended his own life in 1933.
Laatsch und Bommel