Comics artist and musician Melk Thalmann was born in Luzern. He studied at the local Schule für Gestaltung. He started the punkrock band Melk Them, and together with his band, he made a "Comic Rock Opera". He created the comics character 'Kommissar Roggenmoser' together with Christian Langhagen in 1989. Since 1991 he has been working as a freelance comics artist and illustrator. With text by Mark Kirchoffer, he illustrated 'Der Dritte Tell' (2001), about the Swiss farmer's rebellion of 1653. Other comics by Thalmann are 'Einer Schlief Nicht' and 'Die Vier-Wald-Stadt-Ballade'. In 2008, he illustrated the city train for the regional transportation in Zürich. In 2012 he started the monthly webcomic 'Space Sleep Syndrome'.