An Austrian Artist Was Sentenced To Jail For His Provocative Illustrations, But He Didn’t Give Up Drawing The Truth
Gerhard Haderer is a famous Austrian artist who began his career as an illustrator for advertising agencies. In 1985, when he got tired of doing commercial projects, Haderer decided to dedicate himself to satiric illustration. For more than 30 years, he has drawn thousands of honest caricatures. In 2005, he was sentenced to 6 months in jail for blasphemy after writing his book, The Life of Jesus. But that didn’t stop Haderer from continuing to be creative. On the contrary, the 67-year-old Austrian artist continued to draw the modern world with all sincerity and fearlessness. He also continues to bring attention to acute political and social issues in the monthly comic book, MOFF which is published by Scherz & Schund Fabrik.