Biography of Volker Reiche

  • born in Belzig, Brandenburg, in 1944, grew up in Bavaria and Hessen
  • studied Law, Staatsexamen in 1969
  • dropped out of Law course, began drawing
  • published first comic himself (Liebe)
  • publication of the comic magazine Hinz & Kunz (with Bernd Pfarr, Tomas Bunk and Michael Gutmann
  • animator for Disney and Asterix TV commercials
  • from 1984, drew Mecki for HÖRZU (successor to Eduard Rhein)
  • Since 2002 Volker Reiche has drawn the daily newspaper comic strip ‘Strizz’ in the Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung (FAZ)



Awards and Prizes:

  • Reiche has twice held the Max and Moritz Prize awarded by the International Comic Salon, and he is an honorary member of the D.O.N.A.L.D.
  • In 2007 he was awarded the Olaf Gulbransson Prize