Gunter Grass: 16 October 1927 - 13 April 2015

It's strange how the greatest storytellers often have the greatest life stories. Gunter Grass, the German writer, social commentator and Nobel literature prize winner, and author of the anti-Nazi novel, The Tin Drum, was one such example. 

His life and work told the complex history of post-war Germany. Many said that he was Germany's moral conscience, and perhaps that was never more apparent than when, in 2006, he admitted that he had been a member of the Waffen-SS during the war. 

Reading his obituaries in April, after his death at the age of 87, it was clear that his life story had a narrative as epic and twisting as any novel and would be a fascinating challenge to capture in a scribituary. 

A scribituary is, of course, Scriberia’s own scribed take on the obituary, and they give us a chance to do what we do best. As a specialist animation, graphic facilitation and illustration agency, we believe in the power of pictures to tell stories and connect people to content and its context.

A life, illustrated in a way that balances fact with feeling, and story with style, is the ultimate challenge for us as visual storytellers.