The epitome of naughtiness are these two rascals, called Max and Moritz.
The poet and illustrator Wilhelm Busch brought their story to paper with his characteristic drawings and accompanying rhymed couplets. To this day their mischievous pranks delight children and adults alike. Many Germans can quote part of the story.
It is undisputed that Busch was a direct ancestor of all comic books. Max und Moritz inspired the cartoon strip Katzenjammer Kids in the US and from there his influence spread.
Many shops and restaurants are named after them. Here it is a pharmacy.
And here a restaurant which is fitting because their first prank involved first killing and then stealing and eating the chicken of a widow.
However, chips weren’t invented yet in 1860 when Busch wrote and illustrated the story.
Linked to Friday Fun: naughty.