The Surprising Adventures of Baron Münchhausen

The Suprising Adventures of Baron Münchhausen

My father’s cousin, Eduardo, gave me this incredible book when I was six. It’s the big, complete edition, with all the adventures and formidable illustrations by Gustave Doré. The drawings were mesmerizing, bringing me closer to another great book, The Divine Comedy. And the stories were insanely funny, fantastic and incredible, becoming quickly the main inspiration on my pseudo-truths (stories I tell swearing they’re true, but any thinking monkey can tell they’re not). Plus the whole epic concept was one of the main ingredients of my character Peter Zarustica – along with Ian Fleming’s 007.