From our continental correspondent – RIP, Christian Moser
On August 13th, the German comics scene said farewell to writer, cartoonist and comedian Christian Moser. Moser was best known for his series of books Die Monster des Alltags (Everyday Monsters), of which he created five volume together with Carolin Sonner, and which also ran as a series of theatre production since 2002. Moser also wrote and drew several satirical books on Goethe, Freud and other luminaries, and worked as an illustrator for magazines like Focus, Prinz and Tempo.
Moser’s death was most unexpected, and was widely discussed in the German press and twitterverse. Fellow comic artist Christopher Tauber tweeted, “Someone large and sympathetic has left our guild”, and on her blog cartoonist Anna Maria Jung wrote a lengthy and very loving, personal In Memoriam based on her own experiences with Moser at various German festivals, their friendship and the support he so willingly gave to a young creator:
“I want to tell you about my friend Christian Moser. He was an artist from Munich, and made wonderful art. He drew quirks and bad habits humans have in the form of cute, adorable monsters. He published many books at one of the biggest publishers in Germany. He was 47 years old, and unfortunately he died of a heart attack on August 13th. I want to share a few thoughts about him before they fade away with time. Before I forget them.”
Most recently, Moser had an exhibition of fictitious portraits in Munchen, where he was born, lived, worked and ultimately died, from a heart attack at the far, far too young age of of only forty seven.