Vater und Sohn is a book by a German author Erich Ohser. A famous comic book I have never heard of before I moved to Germany.
One day at a language school in Germany we got some new homework. We were given the following piece of paper:
The task was to write a story based on the pictures, using some grammar constructions we have recently learned. None of the students recognized the pictures, except for a student from Iran. Later I found out that Vater und Sohn are well-known in China too.
For example, I found more than plenty Vater und Sohn books in Beijing Book Building
The wordless cartoon is old, nonetheless is still very up-to-date. This comic book is something that can help you to learn more about German humor without reading/speaking German. I believe it is always useful to be familiar with the literature of a country you are interested in/live in/move in, etc.
Vater und Sohn is one of the best choices one can make when it comes to choosing a book for a whole family to read. Plus, one can practice his/her German by repeating the homework we got. 🙂