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Ziska Riemann was born in 1973 and grew up in Berlin. She published her first graphic novel in 1991, together with Gerhard Seyfried. They published another five graphic novels (Space Bastards, Future Subjunkies, Starship Eden, Die Comics. Alle!, and Kraft durch Freunde). Her first own comic strip Rascal & Lucille appeared in 1997. She trained as a shiatsu therapist from 1994-1997 and organized the Internet comic magazine Dr. Inka & Colores in 1999, a forum for young graphic novel artists. Besides her work as a graphic novel artist, she also writes short stories (Fleckenfeger) and film scripts. She received a scholarship from the Munich Screenplay Workshop in 1999/2000 and was awarded the Tankred Dorst Film Script Award for BLAME IT ON THE DOGS (DIE HUNDE SIND SCHULD), which was produced in 2000. In 2004, she founded the record label MerMer and published her solo album Wo hier bitte geht’s nach Shambhala?. She directed several short films between 2003 and 2010. LOLLIPOP MONSTER is her feature film debut.