Max Baitinger grew up in Bavaria. He went to carpentry school, and then moved to Leipzig to study illustration. After graduating, Baitinger made the comic book Heimdall (published by Rotopol in Germany and the Finnish Comic Society in Finland).
Baitinger is one of the organisers of the Millionaires Club, an annual comics and print festival in Leipzig. Currently he is is working on and blogging about a book called Röhner.
The residency is realised in collaboration with The Finnish Comics Society.