Birgit Weyhe was born in Munich in 1969. She spent her childhood in Uganda and Kenya and studied literature and history in Konstanz and Hamburg. Going on to study illustration, she has since worked as an illustrator and comic artist in Hamburg. Her graphic novels have been nominated for awards in Germany, France and Japan, and Madgermanes received the 2015 Comic Book Prize of the Berthold Leibinger Foundation and the 2016 Max and Moritz Prize for best German comic.
In 2022 she was awarded Hamburg’s prestigious Lessing Grant and was honoured as best German-language comic artist. Rude Girl was shortlisted for the Hamburg Book of the Year award and was the first comic ever to be nominated for the Prize of the Leipzig Book Fair, in 2023.