Joaquín Salvador Lavado "Quino"

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Born in Mendoza, son of immigrants from Andalusia, he was called "Quino" to distinguished him from his uncle, the illustrator Joaquín Badger, who first sparked his vocation as a cartoonist at an early age. In 1945, after the death of his mother, he began to study at the Ecole des Beaux Arts de Mendoza. His father died shortly after he was 16 years old and, the next year he droped out school , with the intention of becoming an author of comics, and soon sold his first story, an announcement for a silk shop. After being forced to do military service in 1954, he set in Buenos Aires in squalid conditions.
Finally, he was able to published his first humor work in the magazine "Esto Es". From that moment on, his works were printed in different places: "Leoplán", "TV Guía", "Vea y Lea", "Damas y Damitas", "Usted", "Panorama", "Adán", "Atlántida", "Che", el diario "Democracia", among other publications.
In 1954 he published "Rico Tipo", followed by "Tía Vicenta" and "Dr. Merengue". Soon, he begins to make drawings for advertising; that is how he created Mafalda, but the advertising campaign for electrical devices (Mansfield electrodomestics) never succeed. The first Mafalda`s cartoon was published in the magazine "Leoplán" and rapidly set itself as one of the most favorite comics among argentinan people. "Quino" decided to finish his most famous work in 1973, on june 18th.

Other Publications
  • "Mundo Quino" in 1963
  • "A mi no me grite" in 1972
  • "Yo que usted" in 1973
  • "Bien, gracias ¿Y usted?" in 1974
  • "Hombres de bolsillo" in 1977
  • "Ni arte ni parte" in 1982
  • "Déjenme inventar" in 1983
  • "Quinoterapia" in 1985
  • "The world of Quino" in 1986
  • "Sí...cariño" in 1987
  • "Potentes, prepotentes e impotentes" in 1989
  • "Humano se nace" in 1991