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4 things you didn't know about Mafalda

Several generations of Argentines grew up with Mafalda, a character that -more than 50 years after its appearance- is still valid.

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Several generations of Argentines grew up with Mafalda, a character that -more than 50 years after its appearance- is still valid. Surely you know her and her friends, you know their tastes, their thoughts. Today we want to tell you 4 things you probably didn't know about the most beloved Argentinean girl of all time. 1) Mafalda was created to advertise household appliances. Originally, Quino had been summoned to design a family of characters to promote Mansfield appliances from Siam Di Tella. However, the advertising campaign never saw the light of day. A few months later, when the author was asked to publish a strip in the weekly Primera Plana, Mafalda finally came out into the world and its story began. 2) Mafalda lived in San Telmo. The building that housed apartment E, where Mafalda lived with his family, has an exact address: Chile 371, in the neighborhood of San Telmo, Buenos Aires. "Here lived Mafalda", reads a plaque in the building. 3) Felipe really existed. Felipe, Mafalda's great friend, is inspired by a real person: journalist Jorge Timossi, Quino's friend. His rabbit teeth, elongated face and disheveled hair are the same features that define the journalist. 4) Mafalda is also in Paris. Mafalda is everywhere. In the Paris subway, in the Argentine station, she watches from a mural figures of science, politics or the arts of Argentina, like Jorge Luis Borges.

Publication Date: 10/12/2018

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By: Fabian Albinati 10 December, 2018

Y el Sr Quino, tomó el nombre de un personaje de la película "Dar la cara" (1962)de Jose Martinez Suarez. Viendo la pelicula escuchó el nombre y decidió que era el que le iba a poner al suyo.

By: José Antonio Del Oso Blanco 16 December, 2018

Mafalda también está en el Campo de San Francisco, en la Ciudad de Oviedo, Asturias. Su figura, similar a la que tiene en el barrio de San Telmo, en Buenos Aires, fue inaugurada en ocasión de la presencia de Quino, en esta Ciudad, a la que acudió a recibir el Premio Príncipe de Asturias, que se le había otorgado.

By: Marcela 25 September, 2019

Hola ,Mafalda también está en una plaza en Oviedo,España.Lo vi en YouTube buscando información sobre un cuento de Alas Clarín

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