Quino

Ranked #42 on the list Best Comic Strip Creator of All Time

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About Quino

Joaquín Salvador Lavado, better known by his pen name Quino (born 17 July 1932) is an Argentine cartoonist. His comic strip Mafalda (which ran from 1964 to 1973) is very popular in Latin America and many parts of Europe. Quino was born in Guaymallén, Mendoza Province to Spanish parents. He attended the Escuela de Bellas Artes in Mendoza, hoping to work for the Argentine comic Rico Tipo, but left the school in 1945. In 1950, he sold his first cartoon to a silk shop, but found no success when he visited Buenos Aires for three weeks. When he finished his obligatory military service, he returned to Buenos Aires in 1954, hoping to make living as a graphic artist. Esto Es was the first periodical to publish Quino's work, which was later picked up by many other Buenos Aires-based newspapers and magazines. Some of his cartoons and editorials were then picked up by North American and European periodicals, leading to some international success. In 1963, Quino found a publisher for his first book, a collection of silent comics titled Mundo Quino. Quino's daily newspaper strip Mafalda was his most successful cartooning venture. Mafalda ran from 1964 to 1973. The comic was translated into more

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