cover of MOSAIK no. 202:
Die Affenplage von San Felipe.
by Hannes Hegen and his “artist-collective”
The MOSAIK was the only “comicbook” in the GDR and published by the central-committee of the SED-youth organization FDJ. The comics had no speechbubbles and when “chief-artist” Hannes Hegen, who invented the maincharacters DIGEDAGS (Dig, Dag and Digedag), claimed his copyrights and wanted more money, they kicked him out of the game and relaunching MOSAIK with the three similar ABRAFAXE, who are starring in the MOSAIK until today. So MOSAIK (as a newsstand title) is the longest running comic-magazine in Germany.