Wilhelm Busch

Wilhelm Busch was a German humorist, poet, illustrator, and painter. He is widely known for his satirical picture stories, particularly 'Max and Moritz', which have influenced the development of the comic strip.


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  1. 1. Max And Moritz

    This classic German children's book, written in rhymed couplets, tells the story of two mischievous boys who engage in seven pranks, causing chaos and trouble in their village. Their antics range from tormenting animals to playing cruel jokes on the local inhabitants. However, their mischief eventually leads to a grim fate, serving as a cautionary tale about the consequences of bad behavior. The book is renowned for its humor, satirical tone, and the moral lessons it imparts, making it a staple of children's literature and an influential work in the genre of comic strips and graphic storytelling.

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