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March 22, 2006

suck-a-thumb and others

Der Struwwelpeter by Heinrich Hoffman, Reinterpreted by Bob Staake -- Published by Fantagraphics

i grew up reading the original stories...scared the pants off me...i'm immensely looking forward to this version.

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See, that scared me and I haven't even read the thing. And that worries me.

Posted by: peaches at March 22, 2006 6:59 PM

Those illustrations are amazing. Although I grew up with the slightly funnier (and thus marginally less horrifying) “Cautionary Tales for Children,” I discovered “Shockheaded Peter” as an adult, via the Tiger Lillies “junk opera.” Do you know it? It takes a little getting used to, but it’s weirdly dark and sort of cool.

Posted by: roseyv at March 23, 2006 3:47 AM

yea, can't say that that's not terrifying.....

Posted by: Kat at March 23, 2006 6:14 AM

WOW!!!! this is just amazing -- what a book -- makes me wish i had kids so i could scare the poop out of them (just kidding -- they never need help with that). how did you stumble across this awesome book? probably the wame way i stumbled across your site. woohoo!!!!

Posted by: anitak at March 23, 2006 5:06 PM

im with ya there im getting dat book

Posted by: John j. [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 23, 2006 8:20 PM


there's also an off-broadway show about these stories called "Shockheaded Peter". i saw in in London a few years back. it's still, by far, the best show i've ever seen.

although it's no longer running (i cry), you can read up a bit about it here: http://www.shockheadedpeter.com/

Posted by: liz at March 23, 2006 10:11 PM

Shockhaired peter was a sick show. You see it?

Posted by: Philosurfer at March 24, 2006 9:54 AM

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