Max Vaehling (actually, it’s Vähling, but we wouldn’t want to make you look for that on a qwerty keyboard) has been publishing his own comics since 1999 or 2000 or 1978, depending on who you ask. His first International endeavors (unless you count the German-speaking part of Switzerland, or being bootlegged by a Brazilian fanzine) began in 2007 over at Webcomics Nation.
By education, Vaehling is a sociologist, occasionally publishing essays and articles in anthologies and online (under the pseudonym – or is it? – Christian Vähling). Some of that training has fed into comics presented at the.dreadfulgate.de as well.