The creator of one of the world’s best known comics characters has died: Argentinean creator Quino, creator of Mafalda.
Little known in the US, Mafalda, a six year old girl who seeks world peace, is beloved throughout the Spanish speaking world, easily the equivalent of Charlie Brown in South America and Spain.
According to the BBC, Quino, the pen name of Joaquín Salvador Lavado, died at his home in Mendoza.
Lavado wrote and drew the comics between 1964 and 1973 but they are still being reprinted to this day.
Mafalda is so popular she even has her own statues in Argentina and in Spain.The comic, which first appeared in the Argentine weekly Primer Plana in 1964, features the daily life of Mafalda, the daughter of a typical middle-class Argentine couple, whom she often baffles with her insightful questions.
Mafalda, a wise six year old who questioned authority, was beloved throughout the Spanish speaking world.
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