Max & Moritz
Max & Moritz are two characters created by Willhem Busch and they are considered by many the first comic strip ever. But its importance goes way beyond this fact, especially in my life. My father gave me all 8 volumes, every two or three months, each with a special dedicatory in the form of a quatrain poem. I remember buying one of them at the school book fair with his money, and having to bring it home so he could write his short verses. The stories are amazing but extremely cruel – and so is their destiny. Max & Moritz are well known in German-speaking countries but not as much outside Europe – I once corrected my History professor regarding them when I was in the university, and I had to lend my precious collection, translated and versed gracefully by Olavo Bilac. Following my tradition of treating my hardware as living creatures, I named my CDJs after them – and later used it as an alias when I released The Lycantropii Collection.