October 25, 2020

Quino, the creator of Mafalda, dies at 88


Quino, in Oviedo in 2014
EFE

The Argentine cartoonist Joaquín Salvador Lavado, known as ‘Quino’ and popular for being the creator of Mafalda, died this Wednesday in Mendoza, his hometown, at 88 years, sources from the author’s environment confirmed to Efe.

Son of Spaniards and holder of awards such as the Prince of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities and the Medal of the Order and Letters of France, Quino developed his most popular character adventures between 1964 and 1973, although the stories of the iconic girl have been replicated around the world to the present.

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