Cruel Frederick | Sanya Glisic

Medium: Screenprint
Year: 2010
Edition: 30
Dimensions: 16.5″ x 11.5″

Illustration from Sanya Glisic’s reimagining of a German children’s book during her Fall 2010 residency at Spudnik Press.

Struwwelpeter, first published in Germany in 1844, contained ten cautionary tales for children, each one with a clear moral and overly exaggerated consequences for misbehavior. Artist and Illustrator Sanya Glisic created a new version with whimsical and playful illustrations that capture the dark, often morbid sensibilities of the tales.