Vinz Schwarzbauer lives and works as an artist and illustrator in Vienna. He has been a graphic artist for more than twenty years and studied the visual arts at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts and at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg. He has been co-editor since 2010 of Franz the Lonely Austrionaut, a magazine for narrative graphics. He is represented as an illustrator by the agency Agentur Azur. Besides which, Schwarzbauer is a member of the table tennis club Herta&Hüne.