Joaquin Salvador Lavado, better known by his pen name Quino, is an Argentine cartoonist born on July 17, 1932 in Guaymallen, Mendoza Province. His comic strip Mafalda (which ran from 1964 to 1973) is very popular in Latin America and many parts of Europe.
Quino's strips and cartoons feature no talking animals or animated toys: his main characters are ordinary people with ordinary feelings. If the situations are often surreal or allegorical , the personalities and reactions are very real and familiar — only magnified to caricatural proportions. Thus, although the conception of his Mafalda strip ...
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