Touch Me captures scenes in dance courses, amusement parks and cruise ships in Sweden. In all these places people gather to dance to “dansbandsmusik” (Swedish for dance band music). 


Walter Moers

1957 born in Mönchengladbach
since 1984 Self-taught artist publication of comics and picture books (e.g. Captain, Bluebear)
1990 to 1997 creates his most famous comic-book characters: the Little Asshole and Adolf, the Nazi Pig
1999 the first of his Zamonia novels Die 13½ Leben des Käpt’n Blaubär [The 13½ Lives of Captain Bluebear] is published. The next in the series are: Ensel und Krete [“Ensel and Krete”, not translated into English], Rumo & Die Wunder im Dunkeln [Rumo and his Miraculous Adventures], Die Stadt der Träumenden Bücher [The City of Dreaming books] and Der Schrecksenmeister [The Alchemaster’s Apprentice]
2001 Moers writes Wilde Reise durch die Nacht [A Wild Ride through the Night] based on engravings by Gustave Doré
2002 the picture book [“The Fing”, not translated into English] is published
in preparation: Das Labyrinth der Träumenden Bücher [“The Labyrinth of Dreaming Books”]
Several awards: Including: Max-und-Moritz Prize for the best German-language comic book (1993), Adolf-Grimme Prize for Käpt’n Blaubärs Seemannsgarn [“Captain Bluebear’s Seaman’s Yarn”] (1994), the Golden Screen award for the film Das Kleine Arschloch [“The Little Asshole] (1997) and Wetzlar Prize for Fantasy for Die Stadt der Träumenden Bücher [“The City of Dreaming Books] (2005).
Walter Moers lives and works in Hamburg


Publications of the artist

Program series