Wednesday, March 23, 2011
I'm not sure why I haven't talked about Mafalda before now... Little boys have Calvin and Hobbes. Little girls have Mafalda. Qino (Argentinian cartoonist Joaquín Salvador Lavado) started drawing Mafalda in 1964 and the comic ran until 1973. The strip features a 6-year-old girl named Mafalda, who is deeply concerned about humanity and world peace and rebels against the current state of the world. She's cynical, honest and hilarious. The strip, as far as I know, was never translated to English except for two of the ten volumes. Trust me when I say this is for the best. A lot always gets lost in translation. You might as well brush up on your Spanish now. A little idioma always does one some good.