Thorsten Trantow was born in Ettenheim and attended the Graphic Design School. In 1997 he was working with his colleague Jürgen Feger on the children's book 'Reise zum Regenbogen'. Trantow and Feger also hedgehog 'Gustafson', that Trantow eventually used as a comic character. Another comic strip by Trantow is 'Popel'. His work is published in the newspapers Stuttgarter Nachrichten, Aachener Nachrichten, Neuer Tag, Schwarzwälder Bote, Oberbadische and Yaez. Trantow is also the illustrator for several campaigns of the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation.