Udo Weigelt was born in Hamburg in 1960. After middle school he began his training in business, but soon stopped to attend the College for Graphics and Design, working as a setting-copy manufacturer and machine-fitter. In 1987 he finished his further education by studying German and History. Today he lives as a freelance author in the town of his birth. Anne-Katrin Piepenbrink was born in Reinbeck in 1968. In 1996 she finalised her studies in illustration and communications design at the High School of Figurative Arts, Hamburg. Her pictures have been shown in single and joint exhibitions. Since 1998 she has worked freelance as a collaborator with the museum-education service in Hamburg.