Autobiographical Comics

Biography of Mawil (Markus Witzel)

  • born in 1976 in East Berlin
  • Abitur (school-leaving exam) in 1995
  • 1996-2002 Certification course of study in communications design at the Weißensee School of Art, Berlin.
  • 2006 Comic series and albums, including a regular comic page in the Berliner Tagesspiegel, which four artists (apart from Mawil Flix, Tim Dinter and Arne Bellsdorf) create on a rotation basis
  • Starting in 2008, instructorship for comic workshops at the Leipzig Summer Academy
  • lives and works in Berlin

Awards and prizes:

  • 1998 ICOM Independent Comic Preis / Funny (Adventure 0815)
  • 2003 ICOM Independent Comic Preis / Funny (Strand Safari)
  • 2004 ICOM Independent Comic Preis / Funny (Wir können ja Freunde bleiben)
  • 2007 ICOM Independent Comic Preis / Independent Comic (Meister Lampe)
  • 2014 Max und Moritz Prize in the category „Best German-language comic“ for Kinderland