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Old 03-05-2017, 09:05 AM
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Today we have our very first newspaper-style comic strip, which is also a gift from the Spanish-speaking side of TT:

#33 Mafalda
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Writer/Artist/Creator: Quino (Joaquín Salvador Lavado)
Genre: Family Humor, Social Commentary
Publication: daily or weekly strip, 1964-1973
Awesome Name for a Pet Tortoise: Burocracia

I'm afraid I'm gonna have to resort to quoting Wikipedia at you for this one: "Mafalda is an Argentine comic strip written and drawn by cartoonist Joaquín Salvador Lavado, 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, and has serious attitude problems but in an innocent manner. The comic strips ran from 1964 to 1973 and was very popular in Latin America, Europe, Quebec and Asia, leading to two animated cartoon series and a book."

This kind of look like "what if Peanuts and Doonesbury had a Spanish-speaking baby?", which sounds pretty rad. (It was, in fact, partially inspired by Peanuts, though it predates Doonesbury by a few years.)
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