Michael Schröter

Michael Schröter

Exhibitor CIB20

My main project is the Mäcke Häring series, a detective story that takes place in 1920s Berlin. The first volume was published nine years ago, when the 20s weren’t in the public limelight as much. I was sorry to see that my home city of Berlin had so many taboos and wounds. I wanted to shine a light on them.

Comics are the perfect box of tricks for producing the right backdrop: with just paper and a pencil, you can create entire worlds.

CV and projects

born and living in Berlin

  • Production design assistant at GDR Television (1983-1986)
  • Training as a comic artist and employee of the comic magazine Mosaik (1986-1987, 1995-1997)
  • Animator at Hahn-Film, for “Asterix in Amerika” among other projects (1992-1994)
  • Occasional work as a bartender
  • Freelance artist & graphic designer (since 1998)
  • Various works for the Maritime Museum Peenemünde
  • Storyboarding for Dickes Film
  • Illustrations for the New York-based magazine Communications of the ACM (1998-2004)
  • Drew Abrafaxe one-pagers für the Berliner Kurier (2005-2010)
  • Since 2001, the series “Mäcke-Häring– Eene Kiminaljeschichte aus Berlin”


  • 2019: “Hall of femme and fame” exhibition, Bahnhof Ribnitz-Damgarten, Germany
  • 2011: vernissage of “Ein Häring unter Haien – Eene Kriminaljeschichte aus Berlin” (book and original art), Wünsdorf, Germany
  • 2011: group exhibition at the Gutshof Knöfel, Mestlin, Germany
  • 2008: “So oder so” – parallel exhibition of paintings and photography at Café Entweder Oder, Berlin
  • 2006-2008: various exhibitions at Galerie Sojus 42, Berlin


  • „Mäcke Häring – Langer Hafer in Altona“, mystery comic (2020)
  • „Potz-Blitz, Baldrian und Biberschwanz“, environment comic for children and adults (2019)
  • „Mäcke Häring – Der falsche Eckensteher“, mystery comic (2017)
  • „Mäcke Häring – Die Bande vom Alexanderplatz“, mystery comic (2016)
  • „Mäcke Häring – Türme, Keller, Hühnerställe“, mystery comic (2015)
  • „Mäcke Häring – Ein Fall mit falschen Fuffzigern“, mystery comic (2014)
  • „Mäcke Häring – Die Jagd nach dem Kristallschädel“, mystery comic (2013)
  • „Ein Häring unter Haien – Eene Kriminaljeschichte aus Berlin“, mystery comic (2011)