Walter Moers (born 24 May 1957, Mönchengladbach, Germany) is one of the best-known and most commercially successful German comic creators and authors. Walter Moers held odd jobs after leaving school before starting a commercial apprenticeship. He taught himself how to draw. Moers has been publishing since 1984. He first became known with cartoon-like comics that were marked by an ironic view of the world and a conscious violation of political correctness. Many of his works first appeared in the satirical magazine Titanic. He remains a regular contributor to this day.