Drawn! The Illustration Blog ? Blog Archive ? Staake’s Struwwelpeter: “Bob Staake is releasing a version of the classic German children’s book Der Struwwelpeter in his familiar geometric style. Der Struwwelpeter is a series of short morality tales. Staake’s version “is intended to remain faithful to (Heinrich) Hoffmann’s original vision while giving the ten bizarre, “lesson-driven” stories a modernized viability.””
When Shockheaded Peter was turned into a stage play, I couldn’t stay away. I saw it at least twice, and could watch it over and over – gruesome, beautiful jaw-dropping humour, with the ghorish music of the falsetto & accordion misanthropes The Tiger Lilies tacked onto the play’s living flesh. Anyone fancy buying this for me?