Quino, Mafalda's father, is dead
Taken over by the state of the world, Malfada often cried on her terrestrial globe.This is not going to console this eternal little girl (56 years old anyway): her creator, the Argentinian designer Joaquin Salvador Lavado, aka Quino (diminutive of Joaquin), has just died at the age of 88, as announced by several Spanish media including “El Pais.” “All the good people of the country and the world will cry”, writes on Twitter his editor Daniel Divinsky.
Born in 1932 in Mendoza, Argentina, this son of Spanish immigrants released “Mundo Quino”, his first album in 1963, but it was above all the character of Mafalda, this dark-haired girl worried about the news, who did it.She was born in 1962 for an advertising campaign commissioned by the household appliance brand Mansfield, which would never see the light of day.
"Stop the world, I want to go down"
The strips featuring Mafalda appeared from 1964 in “Primera plana”, then in various newspapers until 1973.Inspired by Charlie Brown and the Peanuts, born fifteen years earlier, Mafalda also worked as a gang.There is Felipe the sweet dreamer, Susanita, who is destined to be a stay-at-home mother, or Manolito, the merchant at heart and capitalist in shorts.Between two mate, Mafalda exchanges and debates on the world around her and which makes her sick, much more than the other characters, including her parents.Small round face, knot in the hair, red dress: tall as three apples (her creator said that she was between 6 and 8 years old), she is yet the only one never to let it count.
Despite its naive and soft graphics, "Mafalda" was not a comic book for children.Whoever has tried it will be quite helpless - I know something about it.The subject is political, and through its little heroine, it is It is Quino who expresses ideas on his time, especially on the military dictatorship in Argentina."Stop the world, I want to go down," says Mafalda, who, through the obsessions of the moment (television, the Beatles) wonders on ecology, the status of women, inequality or the Vietnam War.She hates soup, but she hates the way adults run the world even more.
Posted Date: 2020-10-08