Biography of Hannes Hegen (Johannes Hegenbarth)

  • born in 1925 in Manitz, Bohemia
  • 1943/44, studied at the Hochschule für angewandte Kunst in Vienna
  • 1947–50, studied at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig
  • freelance work for various Berlin publishing houses
  • 1955–57, quarterly magazine with picture stories for Neues Leben publishing house, with the title Mosaik von Hannes Hegen
  • 1957–75, monthly episodes of the Digedags comic series in Mosaik von Hannes Hegen
  • also worked for other magazines, such as Frischer Wind
  • now lives a secluded life in Berlin, only going out incognito