History/Politics

Biography of Simon Schwartz

Simon SchwartzSimon Schwartz
  • 1982 born in Erfurt/GDR
  • 1984 exit to West Berlin
  • Following his Abitur (A levels), he worked for two years for the former GDR comic publisher Mosaik
  • Starting in 2004 he studied at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW), majoring in illustration (under Anke Feuchtenberger)
  • 2009 develops drüben! as graduate thesis 2011 teaching appointment for illustration at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW)
  • lives in Hamburg

 Distinctions and awards:

  • 2012 Max and-Moritz Award in the category best „German comic“ for Packeis (i.e. pack ice)
  • 2010 Nomination for the German Youth Literature Award
  • 2010 Award of Excellence of the Society for News Design
  • 2010 ICOM Independent Comic Award in category “Outstanding Scenario“