Quino

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Joaquín Salvador Lavado (Quino), the creator of Mafalda, died at the age of 88.
Quino (right)
Quino (right) Credit: Ministerio de Cultura de la Nación (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

Graphic artist Joaquín Salvador Lavado, known as Quino, died at the age of 88. Quino rose to fame for his comic strips and for his most widespread character globally: little Mafalda.

He had an extensive and acclaimed career that led him to receive distinctions such as the Official Order of the Legion of Honor in France and the Prince of Asturias Award in Spain. "When I think that I am going to open the newspaper and my drawings will not be there, it gives me more anguish and I continue drawing. It is like that stationmaster who retires, but returns every day to see if the trains run on time", he said once.