Happy Birthday, Wilhelm Busch!

Max und MoritzToday it would be the 180th birthday of Wilhelm Busch, a German poet and illustrator who wrote and drew picture stories that are regarded as precursor to comic strips. His most famous one is Max und Moritz, two boys who continuously play evil tricks on people and were a pain in the neck.

Google is honoring him with a Google Doodle today.

Wilhelm Busch Google Doodle

The doodle is from Max and Moritz’ third prank they pull with Tailor Böck. They saw into the bridge that leads to his house and provoke him to cross it. When he does, the bridge collapses, he falls into the water and can only rescue himself by holding on to the legs of some geese that then pull him out of the water. Max and Moritz meanwhile are rejoicing behind the bush. Nice guys, them!

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    • Actually he was almost a bit like Dr. Seuss because he rhymed his stories, however, they were much more gruesome. Max and Moritz die a pretty horrid death. Now that I come to think of it it almost reminds me a bit of Struwwelpeter. Just that that was even worse..


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