Argentine Talents: Quino

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One of the most emblematic characters of Argentine culture is a little girl named Mafalda.  Through her eyes, locals and foreigners alike have reflected on society and humanity’s many contradictions. Joaquín Salvador Lavado, better known to us as Quino, created the popular character, which even has her own statue in San Telmo.

The famous comic strip, which catapulted the artist to fame, ran from 1964 to 1973 and was translated to over thirty languages. It is still read today, as are other of his comic strips that are published weekly in the Clarín newspaper. His works are known for depicting an affectionate yet cynical portrait of reality and everyday life.

The Museo del Humor in Puerto Madero is a great place to see both his, and other renowned Argentine comic artists’ work.

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