born in East Berlin in 1965, OL was trained as an offset printer and worked as copper printer

with the National Art Trade of the GDR. Since 1990 he has produced numerous matchstick man cartoons for »Kowalski«, »Die Zeit«, »zitty«, »Tip«, »Berliner Zeitung«, »Jungle World«, and other media. He also designs layouts for animation films, book illustrations, and posters. In 2003 and 2012 he was awarded the German Caricature Award »Geflügelter Bleistift« in bronze.