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"Quino abandoned the story of Mafalda on 25 June 1973, claiming that he wanted to avoid repeating himself; in later years, however, he said that the changing political landscape in Latin America had also influenced his decision: "If I had continued drawing her, they would have shot me." Following the 1976 coup d'état in Argentina, Quino moved to Milan, Italy, where he continued to create humor pages. Although he never returned to Mafalda and her friends in a comic strip format, he did use the character at certain specific moments: in 1977, to illustrate the Declaration of the Rights of the Child for UNICEF and for a COVID-19 awareness campaign in 2020."--Sholem Stein

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Joaquín Salvador Lavado Tejón, better known by his pen name Quino (17 July 1932 – 30 September 2020), was an Argentine cartoonist. His comic strip Mafalda (which ran from 1964 to 1973) is very popular in many parts of the Americas and Europe and has been praised for its remarkable social satire.

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