Born in Vienna , Austria but spent most of his school
years in Salzburg . Studied glass painting and
engraving. Thereafter he went back to Vienna,
where he spent a couple of years making stained
glass windows and restoring old ones.
From 1963 to 1968 he studied graphic design on the
Academy for commercial art in Vienna .
During this time he started to do book illustrations.
He met Pat, a South African girl, and after finishing
his degree they married and came to South Africa
For the next 10 years he worked for various ad
agencies and design studios in Johannesburg , where
he lived with Pat and their 2 daughters.
He also freelanced for newspapers (The Star,
Pretoria News and Sunday Times) and magazines
(Financial Mail and Style , etc, doing cartoons
Never entirely happy in the ad industry he went
fully freelance in 1978 - the second best move he
ever made. In addition to the above mentioned work
he did cartoons and strips for a number of house
magazines and newsletters, as well as ad agencies.
From 1985 to 1998 he did a daily cartoon for the
front page of Business Day, and for 6 years the
cover of the SA Builder.
In 1994 he moved - at last - to Cape Town ,
where he is working for all the major publishers
doing illustrations and cartoons for, amongst others,
text books. He has had two of his own cartoon
books published. One of them educational, for
pre-school children, together with Pat who is a
The other one has a sporting
He likes to work on large, busy, pictures on any
subject, for posters or calenders.
Another speciality of his are framed caricatures
for corporates and private clients. His medium is
mainly pen and ink with water colours but is very
flexible and uses other techniques, if called for.