Peter Zimmer came into the world on May 7th, 1940 in Wuppertal, with a length of 59 cm and weighing 4.85 kg.
His »twin« SOBE was first born in 1981 during a trip to Yugoslavia (midwifery or finding one’s name: SOBE vacant = vacant ROOM in many private accommodations) to serve as a pseudonym/signature for his caricatures and cartoons as well as a dissociation from his job in advertisement from then on.
He completed his graphic design studies with a teachers degree but went on to work in different international advertisement agencies.
He has been a freelancer since 1981, has lived in Edewecht near Oldenburg since 2007 and now works as a cartoonist, painter and writer. SOBE regularly publishes in the magazines Nebelspalter and EULENSPIEGEL.
His works have been presented in many solo exhibitions such as at the Cartoon&Karikatur-Museum Basel, Deutsches Fleischermuseum Böblingen, Palais Rastede or the Wegemuseum in Wusterhausen/Dosse.
- Prizes and awards since 2000:
- MAYOR OF LENICA Satyrykon Polen 2000
- 1st prize at Kyoto International Cartoon Congress 2002
- National Press Club Canada Award 2006
- Stuttgart »Sharp quill«-Award 2010
- 1st prize at the Aachen »Final whistle« international cartoon c– 1st prize »You are not alone« German Cartoon award by the Carlsen publishing house and the Frankfurt Book Fair 2012
Books: EROTICKS and DIE GAYLE KÜCHE, both from Lappan publishing house
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