Johan & Pato, the real Sven & Rodriguez
Ever wondered where I got the main characters of The Pacifiers from? From my childhood! Me, Johan & Pato started hanging out regularly when we became teenagers. When our peers started going to discos and get drunk, we spent our days playing computer games, Hero Quest, building spacecrafts out of snow and making weird movies. We were extremely immature, and we had a really good time. Here’s an action shot from the blockbuster hit The 3 Aliens:
For some reason, we always called Johan “Sven”. We called Pato hundreds of names, one of the funniest was “Rodriguez”. Here’s a short interview with these mighty Pacifiers:
How do you feel about being one of the main characters in The Pacifiers Comic?
J: – It feels great! I knew Andreas had been toying with the concept back and forth, but I didn’t expect it to take such epic proportions like this. I am truly honored to have inspired part of the main cast.
P: – Being part of my dear friend’s dream project is very flattering, and I feel extremely happy to have become immortalized in a medium I love!
What is it like having a friend interpreting you as a diaper kid on steroids?
J: – Honestly, I’m a bit nervous. You never know what sides your friends see that you’re not aware of yourself. I know the Pacifiers fight for good, so it’s probably going to be all right.
P: – Funny as heck! But then again, aren’t we all a Pacifier deep down in our hearts?
If The Pacifiers would make it big, and your character became famous, what would you do?
J: – Ahaha. I haven’t seen any royalty agreements anywhere, so I guess my life wouldn’t change that much. Best case I get 15 minutes of fame in some tabloid. Worst case I have to go hide in a mountain cabin.
P: – Feel pride for my friend Andreas. Also it would be a great thing to show the kids in the future.
Who would you pacify if you could?
J: – Sometimes I talk way too much when others know better so I could probably use one of those myself.
P: – The list is long and distinguished. There are dictators like Saleh, Kim Jong Un and Assad among others. Also Trump, The Kardashians and that little chihuahua I meet every so often when I take a walk with my dog Pluttas.
Los tres amigos in Gibraltar 2007. Thanks for being part of my life guys!
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