Walter Moers (born May 24, 1957) is a role model change maker because he kind of changes (transforms) the idea of what authors can be, because not only does he write awesome books, but he also creates rich, detailed drawings for them.
He paints elaborate, lustrous pictures out of words, illustrates his own works, and the way he describes his imaginative characters’ activities, personalities, and behaviours also may give you an idea of their physical appearance. His writing seems to take you away into these worlds of his. He brings you into Zamonia, his fictional continent. It’s rather remarkable.
He is a self-taught artist (that’s pretty cool, taking the time to teach yourself to do something). He, at the same time, is also an actor and formerly a cartoonist, and creates screenplays. Even though he did different things at different times in his life, it’s still a lot of arts for one lifetime. He’s an artist, and one of his numerous mediums, along with acting, illustrating, and cartooning, is writing.
Also, it’s cool to note that he travelled a lot. In fact, one of his books, Rumo and his Miraculous Adventures, was inspired by one of his many trips to America with his wife. In one of his interviews, he even described America as his fictional world, Zamonia.
He became famous because of the nature of the topics of his comics, a hint of irony and a consistent “crossing of the line” in terms of political correctness.
One of his comics, Adolf the Nazi Pig, rendered him persona non grata by the political right of Germany. This didn’t sway him at all, he simply stopped making comics, but continued to write (and created some fantastic books).
In conclusion, because Moers’ work crosses over so many lines of different types of media, he’s not definable (cannot be put into one category). He created his own worlds and his own rules to express those worlds, and expanded the notion of what it means to “be an author.” His self-training and lack of traditional instruction make him a changemaker and role model for me.
“Interview with Walter Moers.” Creepy Creatures Reviews - Horror Bücher, florian-jung.wixsite.com/creepy-creatures/single-post/2017/10/14/Interview-mit-WALTER-MOERS.
“Walter Moers Biography.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm0595520/bio.[̲̅$̲̅(̲̅5̲̅)̲̅$̲̅] You be careful, young childchild