Susanne Straßer, born in Erding near Munich in 1976, studied communication design in Munich and completed a master's degree in London. The Munich illustrator was highly praised for her pictures of Helmut Krausser's bitterly bitter venomous story "When Gwendolin Was Sleeping at Night" (2002), where animals and toys play a grueling battle at night. Even in this thesis, she demonstrated her virtuos approach to various techniques. Since then, she has combined monotype and drawing with digital image processing. From wallpaper patterns, old snippet-books or other paper and fabric residues, she creates multifaceted collages.

Susanne Straßer's style is characterized by its unruly wit as well as skilfully displayed movements. In 2007, Straßer's works were exhibited at the Bratislava Biennial for Illustration.