Lothar Meggendorfer

Lothar Meggendorfer (1889)
Breaking a shop window - The Tricks of Naughty Boys (1900), page 8b - BL

Lothar Meggendorfer (6 November 1847 in Munich – 7 July 1925 in Munich) was a German illustrator and early cartoonist known for his pop-up books.

He was first published in 1862 in the Fliegende Blätter, an illustrated comic weekly, and from 1868 in the bi-weekly Münchener Bilderbogen. He was the publisher of Meggendorfer-Blätter, an art and satirical magazine, from 1888 to 1905.[1] He also illustrated a number of books with text by Julius Beck, among them Neues Struwwelpeterbuch published by J.F. Schreiber in the 1890s, and created some 40 board games.

Every other year, the Movable Book Society awards a pop-up book prize named after Meggendorfer.


  • Lothar Meggendorfer - Annotiertes Werkverzeichnis; Bücher und verwandte Druckwerke, Spiele, Modellierbogen ; Bibliography; books and related printings, games, cut-out sheets. Bearbeitet von Georg Friedrich und Reinhilde von Katzenheim. edition comboxx, Berlin - Wien - Zürich 2012


  1. ^ "Meggendorfer-Blätter – digitized". University of Heidelberg. Retrieved 4 September 2016.

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