Cartoon/Humour

Biography of Walter Moers

  • born in Mönchengladbach in 1957
  • 1990, Das kleine Arschloch is published
  • 1995, the Regensburg Vicar-General institutes proceedings against Das kleine Arschloch for malicious contempt of religious beliefs and disabled people
  • 1997, premiere of the cinema film Das kleine Arschloch (over 3 million viewers)
  • 1998, Adolf, die Nazi-Sau appears in the satirical magazine Titanic
  • 1999, the novel Die 13 ½ Leben des Käpt'n Blaubär is published and the Käpt'n Blaubär film is shown in cinemas (1.3 million viewers)

Awards and prizes:

  • 1993, Max und Moritz-Preis for the best German-language comic publication (Es ist ein Arschloch, Maria)
  • 1994, Adolf-Grimme prize for design and concept (Käpt'n Blaubärs Seemannsgarn)
  • 1997, Goldene Leinwand (Das kleine Arschloch)
  • 2000, Deutscher Filmpreis for the best film for children and young people (Käpt'n Blaubär)