Juan Carlos Colombres was an Argentine caricaturist and humorist whose work has illustrated articles and editorials in a number of the nation's leading periodicals. His contributions appear under the byline of Landrú. Colombres was born in Buenos Aires in 1923, his father's family were prominent in Tucumán Province, where in 1821 Bishop José Colombres introduced sugarcane. He took an early interest in both drawing and irony, in 1939, created Génesis Novísimo, his illustrated alternative to the Book of Genesis, he began his career in journalism in 1945 as a commentator and editorial cartoonist for Don Fulgencio, directed at the time by Lino Palacio. He became a frequent contributor to other comic books, including Dante Quinterno's regionalist Patoruzú and Guillermo Divito's Rico Tipo. Colombres married the former Margarita Miche in 1946, they had two children. Colombres joined Jorge Palacio in a established satirical magazine, Cascabel, in 1947. Cascabel became known for its daring political humor during an era of growing press censorship in Argentina, in particular for Colombres' parodies of high-powered figures in business and government.
The best-known were his depictions of President Juan Perón, portrayed in full military regalia and a large pear for a head. The pun, which played on the similarity between the name Perón and the Spanish word pera, prompted Jorge Palacio to urge Colombres to adopt a pseudonym. Asked for suggestions by Colombres, Palacio remarked that the satirist, who at the time wore a goatee, resembled the French serial killer Henri Désiré Landru. Colombres earned a gold medal from the Argentine Illustrators' Association in 1948, a Clarín Award in 1954. Extending his satirical reach beyond print, he led Jacinto W. y sus Tururú Serenaders, a 1958 musical group created as a parody of the Doo-wop ensembles popular at the time. His illustrations appeared in a large number of Argentine publications at the time, notably in El Gráfico and El Mundo, he established a satirical publication, Tía Vicenta, with fellow caricaturist Oski in 1957. The current events weekly became a success, by the early 1960s, enjoyed a circulation of nearly 500,000.
His irreverent portrayals of General Juan Carlos Onganía resulted in the closure of Tía Vicenta by government edict in July of that year. The shuttered magazine returned in a less successful version as Tío Landrú from 1967 to 1969, again by its original name, between 1977 and 1980. Colombres was awarded the Maria Moors Cabot prize by Columbia University in 1971, was inducted into the National Academy of Journalists, he began what became his most enduring association when, in 1975, he contributed his first illustrations to Clarín, the leading news daily in Argentina. His illustrations not only lampooned prominent politicians and businessmen, but regularly featured stock characters meant to satirize prevailing mores and ironies; some of the best-known are Cora. He wrote and illustrated a weekly column in Clarín's Ollas y Sartenes culinary insert; the column, Landrú a la pimienta offers recipes created from ingredients with a double meaning related to Argentina's current events. He died at 94 years of age in Buenos Aires on 6 July 2017 Fundación Landrú
Cybersix is an Argentine comic book series published in 1992, drawn by Carlos Meglia and written by Carlos Trillo for the Italian comics magazine Skorpio. The series first appeared in Spanish in November 1993, it follows Cybersix, an eponymous leather-clad genetic engineering survivor, who disguises herself as a male high school literature teacher by day, battles monstrous biological weapons of her creator by night. The series was adapted into a 1995 live-action television series, an animated miniseries by TMS/NOA, with positive critical reception from sources like the Pulcinella Awards. Dr. Von Reichter is a member of Schutzstaffel and Nazi Party genetic engineer, who works at concentration camps in World War II, implanting cybernetic organs on prisoners and attempting to resurrect Adolf Hitler's army. However, Reichter continues to use experiments in South America after the war. From one of the experiments emerged the Cyber Series, an artificial humanoids with superhuman strength and agility.
The 5000 original Cybers became mimicked human emotions and making free will of their own. When they disobey orders from Reichter, he orders all of the Cyber Series to be destroyed. After the death of Cyber-29, Reichter transfers his brain into the body of a panther. Cyber-6 is one of the survivors, who arrives in the city of Meridiana. After Reichter kills the black slave, Cybersix disguises herself as a male school teacher Adrian Seidelman, after the real one is killed in a car wreck. While saving the city from Reichter's creations, Cybersix defeats Frankenstein-like monsters called "Fixed Ideas" and drinks a green life-giving fluid called "Sustenance", in order to survive. Along the way, she meets a young orphaned boy named Julian, Reichter's cloned son José, high school teacher Lucas Amato; the Cybersix comics were published in Italy on the magazine Skorpio in 113 weekly 12-pages installments from May 1992 to July 1994, followed by 45 96-pages comic books between November 1994 and January 1999.
Material parts were published in Argentina and in Spain. Collections were released in French, with twelve volumes distributed by Editions Vents d'Ouest between 1994 and 1998; the series debuted in Argentina on 15 March 1995. It was produced by Luis Gandulfo, Sebastián Parrotta, Fernando Rascovsky and Andre Ronco, written by Ricardo Rodríguez, Carlos Meglia and Carlos Trillo; the series was cancelled after only a few episodes due to low ratings. Cybersix was played by former model and actress Carolina Peleritti, José was played by Rodrigo de la Serna, Doguyy was played by Mario Moscoso; the series debuted in Canada and Argentina on 6 September 1999, was subsequently dubbed for French, Japanese and Thai. It was animated by Tokyo Movie Shinsha and NOA. Original music was composed by Robbi Finkel, character designs were overseen by Teiichi Takiguchi; the show was aimed at children by toning down the comics' darker themes. Two seasons were planned, but it was cancelled after the first season due to conflicts between production studios.
The title sequence and closing credits featured music composed by Finkel and lyrics written by Robert Olivier, which were sung by jazz vocalist Coral Egan. On 28 April 2001, Cybersix won "Special Mention for the Best Science Fiction Program" at the Pulcinella Awards in Italy for that year's competition; the series was licensed to DVD by Discotek Media on 26 August 2014. The box set features commentary by Cathy Weseluck and Brady Hartel on episodes 1 and 13. Cathy Weseluck as Cybersix Michael Dobson as Lucas Amato Terry Klassen as Von Reichter Andrew Francis as Julian Alex Doduk as José Janyse Jaud as Lori Anderson L. Harvey Gold as TerraAdditional voices were provided by Brian Drummond and Chantal Strand; the method by which Cybersix obtains sustenance is different among the series' incarnations. In the comic book, Cybersix sucks sustenance directly from the neck of those she hunts as if she were a vampire. Conversely, in the animated series, Von Reichter's creations carry glowing vials of Sustenance with them, which Cybersix drinks it.
Cybersix's outfit was taken from a Techno prostitute in the comics, while the origin is not mentioned in the animated series. Some of the more mature story elements, such as José's sexuality, Von Reichter's past, or specific events of Cybersix's youth, are not revealed in the animated series, but some of these elements are suggested through dialogue, flashbacks or visual clues, such as the military-style Goose-Stepping that both José and Von Reichter engage in, José's Hitler Youth style of clothing. Meglia and Trillo filed a lawsuit against James Cameron and Fox Broadcasting Company, claiming that Cameron's 2000 television series Dark Angel plagiarized Cybersix. Trillo and Meglia accused the show of stealing most of the plot from the comic and its most recognizable elements. In a 2007 interview, Trillo stated that he and Meglia weren't able to carry on with the lawsuit due to lack of financial resources, so they dropped it, although the issue is still a matter of controversy. Cybersix on IMDb Cybersix at Anime News Network's encyclopedia Telecom's official Cybersix page Telecom's official Cybersix page
Rico Tipo was a weekly Argentine comic magazine that appeared from late 1944 until 1972, founded and directed by Guillermo Divito. It was among the main comic magazines in others being Patoruzú and Satiricón. Rico Tipo was much more successful. José Antonio Guillermo Divito joined the stable of artists at the Patoruzú weekly as a young man, where he began drawing his first illustrations of Chicas; the magazine's director, Dante Quinterno, disapproved of the great sensuality of the Chicas, suggested tweaks and longer skirts. Tired of this interference, unable to get a raise of pay, Divito decided to create his own magazine Rico Tipo, launched on 16 November 1944. By the next year it had a weekly print run of around 350,000 copies. In addition to the Chicas, Divito included in Rico Tipo a whole series of characters that portrayed aspects recognizable to the average citizen: Pochita Morfoni, an obese woman who only thinks about food; the most important character was Dr. Merengue, whom Pablo de Santis in his book Rico Tipo y las Chicas de Divito called "a sort of criollo Mr. Hyde".
Dr Merengue behaved as required by the more conservative social conventions: serious, fair and dispassionate, never losing his composure. But in the last square of the strip, his alter ego revealed his true thoughts. Besides Divito, Rico Tipo included the cream of Argentine humorous writing and graphics at the time, trained future generations of writers and artists who took their first steps at the magazine; these included Oscar Conti, Alejandro del Prado, Rodolfo M. Taboada, Horacio S. Meyrialle, Miguel Angel Bavio Esquiú, Abel Ianiro, Joaquín Lavado, Tomás Elvino Blanco, Rafael Martínez, Guillermo Guerrero and many others. Adolfo Mazzone's character Piantadino appeared in the magazine. Rico Tipo had two decades of glory, the 1940s and 1950s, during which the magazine had huge popular acceptance; the adult population enjoyed the drawing and humor in which passions and sensuality were not absent. The Chicas de Divito distinguished the magazine from its rivals; the magazine was so popular that it influenced fashion in Buenos Aires at the time.
Women wanted to look like the Divito Girls who appeared on the covers of the magazine. Men admired that style of woman, adopted the costumes of the Divito's male characters, with double-breasted suits with long jackets and many buttons; the emergence of a more liberal attitude to sexuality in the late sixties began to weaken the influence of the magazine. Political events in the country affected the magazine. Survival of the publication by the end of the sixties depended on Divito's changing his style. Divito, who died in 1969, never saw the demise of the magazine, which came three years nor a change in style that he would not have liked. Divito por Geno Díaz Chicas de Divito, Pedro Seguí y Torino Tapa de Rico Tipo, años'60 Comentario sobre Divito y Rico Tipo, acompañado de ilustraciones El otro yo del Dr. Merengue Blog en que se muestran muchísimos trabajos de Divito Nota periodística en el diario La Capital, de Rosario, a raíz de una exposición de dibujos de Divito Blog dedicado al humor con muchos dibujos de grandes artistas Blog sobre el curso de dibujo de Chicas! de Divito
Mort Cinder is an Argentine comic book horror-science fiction series featuring an eponymous character, created in 1962 by the writer Héctor Germán Oesterheld and artist Alberto Breccia. It is considered one of the best comic strips produced in Argentina; the character Mort Cinder appeared for the first time on August 17, 1962, in Nº 718 the Argentinian magazine Misterix, although the series made its debut on July 20, 1962, in the prologue story Ezra Winston el anticuario featuring only the antiques dealer Ezra Winston. The Mort Cinder series run ended in N° 798 Misterix, on February 28, 1964, it has been translated and published in France, Italy and Yugoslavia, an English translation is in progress. Cinder is an enigmatic man. In his first appearance, Cinder was presented as an assassin who has just been executed; some mysterious lead-eyed men are awaiting his resurrection from the grave, planning to use his brain for a horrifying experiment. Winston, called by supernatural messages, comes to save him.
Cinder has lived since ancient times, took part in many famous historical episodes including the building of the Tower of Babel, World War I and the Battle of Thermopylae. His origin, as well as his unearthly skills, were never explained by the authors, he has been described as "an unquiet conscience of humanity, a witness, sometimes sorrowfully torpid, of the great and small events of the Man, though a rebellious one who never surrendered to those trying to silence him". 0. Ezra Winston, el antiquario Prologue 1. Los ojos de plomo 2. La madre de Charlie 3. La torre de Babel 4. En la penitenciaria: Marlin 5. En la penitenciaria: El Frate 6. Sacrificio a la luna 7. La goleta de los esclavos 8. La tumba de Lisis 9. La batalla de las Termopilas Cinder's face is the one of Breccia's friend and assistant, Horacio Lalia, while that of Ezra Winston is Alberto Breccia's own as an old man. Mort Cinder Historieteca Mort Cinder: Memorias en conflicto Tebeosfera
Mafalda is an Argentine comic strip written and drawn by cartoonist Joaquín Salvador Lavado Saco, better known by his pen name Quino. The strip features a 6-year-old girl named Mafalda, who reflects the Argentinian middle class and progressive youth, is concerned about humanity and world peace, has an innocent but serious attitude toward problems; the comic strip ran from 1964 to 1973 and was popular in Latin America, Europe and Asia. Its popularity led to two animated cartoon series; the comic strip artist Quino created Mafalda in 1963. He had received a proposal by fellow artist Miguel Brascó, the comic strip would be a covert advertisement for the "Mansfield" line of products of the Siam Di Tella company; the characters would use their products, all of them would have names starting with "M". The name "Mafalda" was selected as an homage to one of the characters of the 1962 Argentine film Dar la cara; the comic strip was conceived as a blend of Blondie. Quino and Brascó offered the comic strip to the newspaper Clarín, but they noticed the advertisement nature and did not publish it.
The covert advertising campaign was never carried out, but Brascó published portions of those comics at the magazine Leoplán. Julián Delgado, senior editor of the magazine Primera Plana, proposed Quino to publish the comic strip, if he removed the advertisements, it was first published in the magazine on 29 September 1964. It featured only Mafalda and her parents. Felipe was introduced in January. Quino left the magazine in 1965, the comic strip was moved to the newspaper El Mundo. Quino introduced new kids: Manolito and Miguelito; the newspaper was closed in December 1967. Publication resumed six months on 2 June 1968, in the weekly Siete Días Ilustrados. Since the cartoons had to be delivered two weeks before publication, Quino was not able to comment on the news to the same extent. After creating the characters of Mafalda's little brother Guille and her new friend Libertad, he definitively ceased publication of the strip on 25 June 1973. After 1973, Quino still drew Mafalda a few times to promote human rights.
In 1976, he reproduced Mafalda for the UNICEF illustrating the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The comic strip is composed of the main character Mafalda, her parents and a group of other children. However, the group was not created on purpose, but was instead a result of the development of the comic strip; the other children were created one at a time, worked by countering specific aspects of Mafalda. The exception was Guille, Mafalda's brother, introduced during a period when the author did not have other ideas. Mafalda: Mafalda, a six-year-old girl, with a great concern for the state of humanity and a noted hatred for soup, she leaves her parents at a loss by asking about mature or complex topics. As an example, she gets chided to concern herself with childlike things instead of asking about China's communism, her incisive observations leave the adults at a loss. Although she uses her intelligence to manipulate her parents into letting her do what she wants at times, she is shown to be benevolent and righteous, does what she can for her family and friends.
Mafalda is a pessimist to the point of being accused of being so by her friends. Mamá and Papá: Mafalda's parents are a normal couple, without any particular distinguishing features. Mafalda is very critical of her mom's housewife status, he is an avid horticulturist, proven capable of rambling on about specific topics if given the chance. Raquel appears to have been a talented pianist with Mafalda's father having a job as some sort of insurance agent who smokes, their car is a Citroën 2CV, a popular entry-level model for middle-class Argentines in the 1960s. Felipe: The brightest and oldest member of the gang, Felipe is a good-natured dreamer, lost in his fantasies and imagination and deeply scared of school, he wages intense internal battles with his conscience, innate sense of responsibility, top school grades that he hates. A consummate procrastinator, he loves to play cowboys and read comics the Lone Ranger. Late in the series, he has a crush on a girl named Muriel, he is characterized by his buckteeth.
When Mafalda drew a picture with an uncanny likeness to him, she says she used a shoe with a carrot at an angle for a model. Manolito: The son of a Spanish shopkeeper, he is sometimes referred to as gallego, as his surname hints at such an origin, but it is common practice in Argentina to refer to Spanish migrants as Galicians. While his family business is but a small, local grocery store, he seems ambitious with his career, is more concerned with notions of business and dollars, than anything else. He's always promoting the store and its products in street graffiti and in ordinary conversations. He's shown to be simple sometimes appears creative when it comes to business plans, he never goes on a vacation because of his father.
Batman is a superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger, first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in 1939. Named the "Bat-Man," the character is referred to by such epithets as the Caped Crusader, the Dark Knight, the World's Greatest Detective. Batman's secret identity is Bruce Wayne, a wealthy American playboy and owner of Wayne Enterprises. After witnessing the murder of his parents Dr. Thomas Wayne and Martha Wayne as a child, he swore vengeance against criminals, an oath tempered by a sense of justice. Bruce Wayne trains himself physically and intellectually and crafts a bat-inspired persona to fight crime. Batman operates in the fictional Gotham City with assistance from various supporting characters, including his butler Alfred, police commissioner Jim Gordon, vigilante allies such as Robin. Unlike most superheroes, Batman does not possess any inhuman superpowers, he does, possess a genius-level intellect, is a peerless martial artist, his vast wealth affords him an extraordinary arsenal of weaponry and equipment.
A large assortment of villains make up Batman's rogues gallery, including the Joker. The character became popular soon after his introduction in 1939 and gained his own comic book title, the following year; as the decades went on, differing interpretations of the character emerged. The late 1960s Batman television series used a camp aesthetic, which continued to be associated with the character for years after the show ended. Various creators worked to return the character to his dark roots, culminating in 1986 with The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller; the success of Warner Bros. Pictures' live-action Batman feature films have helped maintain the character's prominence in mainstream culture. Batman has been licensed and featured in various adaptations, from radio to television and film, appears in merchandise sold around the world, such as apparel and video games. Kevin Conroy, Rino Romano, Anthony Ruivivar, Peter Weller, Bruce Greenwood, Jason O'Mara, Will Arnett, among others, have provided the character's voice for animated adaptations.
Batman has been depicted in both film and television by Lewis Wilson, Robert Lowery, Adam West, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, Christian Bale, Ben Affleck. In early 1939, the success of Superman in Action Comics prompted editors at National Comics Publications to request more superheroes for its titles. In response, Bob Kane created "the Bat-Man". Collaborator Bill Finger recalled that "Kane had an idea for a character called'Batman,' and he'd like me to see the drawings. I went over to Kane's, he had drawn a character who looked much like Superman with kind of... reddish tights, I believe, with boots... no gloves, no gauntlets... with a small domino mask, swinging on a rope. He had two stiff wings, and under it was a big sign... BATMAN"; the bat-wing-like cape was suggested by Bob Kane, inspired as a child by Leonardo Da Vinci's sketch of an ornithopter flying device. Finger suggested giving the character a cowl instead of a simple domino mask, a cape instead of wings, gloves. Finger said he devised the name Bruce Wayne for the character's secret identity: "Bruce Wayne's first name came from Robert Bruce, the Scottish patriot.
Wayne, being a playboy, was a man of gentry. I searched for a name. I tried Adams, Hancock... I thought of Mad Anthony Wayne." He said his suggestions were influenced by Lee Falk's popular The Phantom, a syndicated newspaper comic-strip character with which Kane was familiar. Kane and Finger drew upon contemporary 1930s popular culture for inspiration regarding much of the Bat-Man's look, personality and weaponry. Details find predecessors in pulp fiction, comic strips, newspaper headlines, autobiographical details referring to Kane himself; as an aristocratic hero with a double identity, Batman had predecessors in the Scarlet Pimpernel and Zorro. Like them, Batman performed his heroic deeds in secret, averted suspicion by playing aloof in public, marked his work with a signature symbol. Kane noted the influence of the films The Mark of Zorro and The Bat Whispers in the creation of the character's iconography. Finger, drawing inspiration from pulp heroes like Doc Savage, The Shadow, Dick Tracy, Sherlock Holmes, made the character a master sleuth.
In his 1989 autobiography, Kane detailed Finger's contributions to Batman's creation: One day I called Bill and said,'I have a new character called the Bat-Man and I've made some crude, elementary sketches I'd like you to look at.' He came over and I showed him the drawings. At the time, I only had a small domino mask, like the one Robin wore, on Batman's face. Bill said,'Why not make him look more like a bat and put a hood on him, take the eyeballs out and just put slits for eyes to make him look more mysterious?' At this point, the Bat-Man wore a red union suit. I thought that black would be a good combination. Bill said that the costume was too bright:'Color it dark grey to make it look more ominous.' The cape looked like two stiff bat wings attached to his arms. As Bill and I talked, we realized that these wings would get cumbersome when Bat-Man was in action and changed them into a cape, scalloped to look like bat wings when he was fighting or swinging down on a rope, he didn't have any gloves on, we added them so that he wouldn't leave fingerprints.
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Joaquín Salvador Lavado Tejón, better known by his pen name Quino, is an Argentine cartoonist. His comic strip Mafalda is popular in Latin America and many parts of Europe. Joaquín Salvador Lavado Tejón was born in Mendoza, Argentina, on 17 July 1932, he was called "Quino" since childhood, to distinguish him from his uncle, the illustrator Joaquín, who helped to awaken his vocation of cartooning at an early age. In 1945, after the death of his mother, he enrolled and started his studies at Escuela de Bellas Artes de Mendoza. Shortly after, his father died. Soon he would sell an advertisement for a fabric store, his first humor page was published in the weekly magazine Esto Es, which led to the publication of other works in many other magazines: Leoplán, TV Guía, Vea y Lea, Damas y Damitas, Panorama, Adán, Atlántida, Che, el diario Democracia, etc. In 1954, his cartoons became regulars in Tía Vicenta and Dr. Merengue. After this, he started to make more advertisement illustrations. On 21 May 2014, he was given the Premio Príncipe de Asturias de Comunicación y Humanidades.
This prize was validated on 25 October of the same year, 2014, when he received a statuette designed by the painter and sculptor Joan Miró. His first compilation book, Mundo Quino, was published in 1963, while he was developing pages for a covert advertising campaign for Mansfield, an electrical household appliance company, for which he created the character of Mafalda; the advertising campaign was never executed, which led to the publication of Mafalda’s first story to be published in Leoplán, after this, it started to be published in the weekly magazine Primera Plana, since the director of the magazine was a friend of Quino. Between 1965 and 1967 it was published in the newspaper El Mundo. After abandoning the story of Mafalda on 25 June 1973, due to a lack of new ideas – according to him – Quino moved to Milan, from where he continued to create humor pages. In 1976, the character Mafalda was chosen by UNICEF to be a spokesperson for the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Mafalda is still translated in book collections.
Argentine director Daniel Mallo translated 260 Mafalda strips into 90-second cartoons that aired in Argentina, starting in 1972. In 2008, by initiative of the Museo del Dibujo y la Ilustración and under the curator Mercedes Casanegra, the company Subterráneos de Buenos Aires created two murals of Mafalda in the estación Perú in the Plaza de Mayo. In 2009, Quino participated with an original work of Mafalda, created for El Mundo, in the Bicentennial: 200 years of Graphic Humor that the Museo del Dibujo y la Ilustración held in the Museo Eduardo Sívori of Buenos Aires. While Mafalda continued to be used for human rights campaigns in Argentina and abroad, Quino dedicated himself to writing other editorial-style comics; the comics were published in Argentina and abroad. Since 1982, the Argentine newspaper Clarín has published his cartoons weekly. After visiting Cuban cartoon director Juan Padrón, the two produced a series of cartoons. Between 1986 and 1988, they made six Quinoscopio cartoons through the Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industrias Cinematográficos, none of which were longer than six minutes.
In addition, the pair worked on 104 short Mafalda cartoons in 1994. While Mafalda concentrated on children and their innocent, realistic view of the world, his comics featured ordinary people with ordinary feelings; the humor is characteristically cynical poking fun of real-life situations, such as marriage, technology and food, it is one of the main reasons for his success throughout Latin America and much of the world outside Latin America, which explains why his cartoons of aporteñado Argentine topic of the 1960s and 1970s have been edited and translated into many different languages apart the original Rioplatense Spanish. Collected in numerous volumes by Argentine publisher Ediciones de la Flor, these comics are available. In 1960, he married Alicia Colombo, the couple never had children. Starting in 1976, Quino and his wife lived in exile in Milan, for several years before returning to Argentina, he is an agnostic. A portion of Quino's work resides at Vanderbilt University's Special Collections Library, as part of their Eduardo Rosenzvaig collection.
The kind of ideas that he works with are one of the most difficult, I am amazed at their variety and depth. He knows how to draw, to draw in a funny way. I think. -- Charles M. SchulzQuino has won many international honors throughout his career. In 1982, Quino was chosen Cartoonist of the Year by fellow cartoonists around the world, has won twice the Konex Platinum Prize for Visual Arts. In 1988, he was named an "Illustrious Citizen" of Mendoza. In 2000 he received the second Quevedos Prize for graphical humor. In March 2014 he was awarded the French Legion of Honour. Additionally, Buenos Aires' Colegiales neighborhood named their plaza Plaza Mafalda. In May 2014 Quino was awarded Honorific Mention of the Argentine National Congress Senate "Senator Domingo Faustino Sarmiento". Quino was awarded in 2014 the Prince of Asturias award in recognition of his work, 50 years after creating the character of Mafalda, he received the prize from the hands of the King Felipe VI of Spain on October 24, 2014 in a ceremony in Oviedo, Spain.
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