Biography of BECK

  • Born 1958 in Leipzig  
  • Various incomplete studies (e.g. architecture) and variety of jobs (e.g. work in an ad agency, illustrator, graphic artist)  
  • Since 1997 regular cartoon-strips in various magazines and newspapers (e.g. ZEIT, taz, Natur+Kosmos, Zitty Berlin, Eulenspiegel, Cicero)  
  • Illustrations for: Readers' Digest Magazine, ad agency Ogilvy & Mather, marketing consultants LBD and Brigitte magazine  
  • Since 2003 BECK has been publishing his own creations on the Net: has daily cartoons and a diary 
  • After 20 years living in Berlin he returned to Leipzig in 2003.

Awards and Prizes:

  • 2001 Deutscher Karikaturenpreis, 3rd Prize
  • 2003 Deutscher Karikaturenpreis, 1st Prize
  • 2007 Till 2007 (Prize of the Eulenspiegel-Gilde in Mölln)
  • 2007 Stuttgart Award, 2nd Prize
  • 2007 Deutscher Karikaturenpreis, 1st Prize
  • 2012 German Caricature Award, 2nd Prize
  • 2012 German Cartoon Award, 2nd Prize