History ComicStrip / Mafalda

8th Apr '17 10:18:57 AM nombretomado
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''Mafalda'', Argentinian cartoonist ComicStrip/{{Quino}}'s masterpiece, is perhaps the most popular comic strip in the Spanish speaking world. It could be sketchily described as "''{{Peanuts}}'' with politics". Unlike the timeless world Charles Schulz's creations inhabit, Mafalda and her friends are deeply concerned with world politics, war and the state of humanity. The strip ran from 1962 to 1973, with a weeklong hiatus in March 1965 and a longer interruption from December 1967 to June 1968. It's been translated to several languages.

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''Mafalda'', Argentinian cartoonist ComicStrip/{{Quino}}'s Creator/{{Quino}}'s masterpiece, is perhaps the most popular comic strip in the Spanish speaking world. It could be sketchily described as "''{{Peanuts}}'' with politics". Unlike the timeless world Charles Schulz's creations inhabit, Mafalda and her friends are deeply concerned with world politics, war and the state of humanity. The strip ran from 1962 to 1973, with a weeklong hiatus in March 1965 and a longer interruption from December 1967 to June 1968. It's been translated to several languages.
5th Apr '17 4:12:22 PM MagBas
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* FreeRangeChildren: Mafalda and the others are often seen wandering the streets of Buenos Aires by themselves. It's actually fitting for the time of the comics (the sixties) where children didn't have TV, video games, and definitely not the Internet. So much everyone did was spend time with friends around the neighboorhood's streets.
22nd Mar '17 11:13:56 AM Theriocephalus
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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: In one strip, Mafalda tells Felipe about a report she heard on the radio about how "a nuclear conflict would affect us all". Felipe replies "Wow! That's the first time *I* was ever mentioned on the radio!"
** In another strip, Felipe offers to share some cookies with Mafalda prompting the latter to [[SoapboxSadie grimly remark on the injustice that they are eating cookies while so many people are starving throughout the world]]. Felipe shouts "YOU NEVER CHANGE!" and leaves. Mafalda retorts that that isn't true: [[ExactWords she used to be younger]].

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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: ComicallyMissingThePoint:
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In one strip, Mafalda tells Felipe about a report she heard on the radio about how "a nuclear conflict would affect us all". Felipe replies "Wow! That's the first time *I* was ever mentioned on the radio!"
** In another strip, another, Felipe offers to share some cookies with Mafalda prompting the latter to [[SoapboxSadie grimly remark on the injustice that they are eating cookies while so many people are starving throughout the world]]. Felipe shouts "YOU NEVER CHANGE!" and leaves. Mafalda retorts that that isn't true: [[ExactWords she used to be younger]].



* EpicFail: Susanita’s attempts at poetry and political speeches fall into this.

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* EpicFail: EpicFail:
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Susanita’s attempts at poetry and political speeches fall into this.



--> '''Kids''': . . .

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--> '''Kids''': . . .'''Kids''':...



* ImagineSpot: Felipe ''lives and breathes this trope!''

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* ImagineSpot: Felipe ''lives and breathes breathes'' this trope!''trope, usually centering on getting back at people like his parents or teachers for making him do work or chores or punishing him for misbehaving, and oftentimes involving the Lone Ranger some way or another.



* InsaneTrollLogic: Libertad's bread and butter.

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* InsaneTrollLogic: InsaneTrollLogic:
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Libertad's bread and butter.



** SpoiledBrat: May be an explanation. She ''is'' an only child, after all.



** JerkassHasAPoint: In one strip, Susanita says that she want to have plenty of dresses when she grows up, and Mafalda replies she wants to have plenty of culture. Susanita replies as follows:

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** * JerkassHasAPoint: In one strip, Susanita says that she want to have plenty of dresses when she grows up, and Mafalda replies she wants to have plenty of culture. Susanita replies as follows:


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* SpoiledBrat: May be an explanation for how Susanita behaves. She ''is'' an only child, after all.
22nd Mar '17 11:01:32 AM Theriocephalus
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* AgonyOfTheFeet: the father, in one strip, due to Mafalda's rather...uncomfortable question.

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* AgonyOfTheFeet: the The father, in one strip, due to Mafalda's rather...rather... uncomfortable question.



* {{Angrish}}, or rather Spangrish: "¡SUNESCAN! ¡DALUNA BUSO!" -> regular Spanish: "¡Es un escandalo, un abuso!" -> English: "It's a scandal, an abuse!" (Raquel storming home and speaking, or, more accurately, yelling about the rising price of the groceries)

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* {{Angrish}}, or Or rather Spangrish: "¡SUNESCAN! ¡DALUNA BUSO!" -> regular Spanish: "¡Es un escandalo, un abuso!" -> English: "It's a scandal, an abuse!" (Raquel storming home and speaking, or, more accurately, yelling about the rising price of the groceries)



* [[BookDumb Book (and World) Dumb]]: Manolito, due to his interest in being a shopkeeper, simply shuns any information not related with that. His only strong subject in school is Math, and he is ''atrocious'' even on things of common knowledge (for example, he apparently thought "John Doe" to be an historical figure, and refers to [[{{seppuku}} harakiri]] as "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ikebana ikebana]]")
** In one strip, the class delivers a report about America. Manolito then asks Mafalda "By the way, 'America' isn't spelled with an 'H', right?" When she says no, Manolito is happy that he got it right... then we see a dejected teacher next to a pile of reports all with a map of America on the cover...except for Manolito's which is ''flipped''.

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* [[BookDumb Book (and World) Dumb]]: BookDumb: Manolito, due to his interest in being a shopkeeper, simply shuns any information not related with that. His only strong subject in school is Math, and he is ''atrocious'' even on things of common knowledge (for example, he apparently thought "John Doe" to be an historical figure, and refers to [[{{seppuku}} harakiri]] as "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ikebana ikebana]]")
ikebana]]").
** In one strip, the class delivers a report about America. Manolito then asks Mafalda "By the way, 'America' isn't spelled with an 'H', right?" When she says no, Manolito is happy that he got it right... then we see a dejected teacher next to a pile of reports all with a map of America on the cover... except for Manolito's which is ''flipped''.



* NationalStereotypes: Manolito has thick brows, pointed hair, has a strong disdain for education and is more than a little obtuse; all these were considered stereotypical Spaniard traits in Argentina at the time (Manolito's father is Spanish). Currently this is becoming more of a DiscreditedTrope.

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* NationalStereotypes: Manolito has thick brows, pointed hair, has hair and a strong disdain for education education, and is more than a little obtuse; all these were considered stereotypical Spaniard traits in Argentina at the time (Manolito's father is Spanish). Currently this is becoming more of a DiscreditedTrope.



* [[ShesAManInJapan She's a Man in Sweden]]: Libertad is a man in Sweden. Why? Because that way, sh... ''he'' can be named Fred, which is both a name and Swedish for "peace."

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* [[ShesAManInJapan She's a Man in Sweden]]: ShesAManInJapan: Libertad is a man in Sweden. Why? Because that way, sh... ''he'' can be named Fred, which is both a name and Swedish for "peace.""peace".



* TheSixties: Men with long hair, bell-bottom pants and [[Music/TheBeatles British pop music]] - and not everyone likes it.

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* TheSixties: Men with long hair, bell-bottom pants and [[Music/TheBeatles British pop music]] - -- and not everyone likes it.
22nd Mar '17 10:52:24 AM Theriocephalus
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* Felipe, a [[CloudCuckoolander dreamy boy]] with a deep resentment for school, [[ShrinkingViolet huge insecurity problems]] and [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily huge teeth]];

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* Felipe, a [[CloudCuckoolander dreamy boy]] with a deep resentment for school, [[ShrinkingViolet huge insecurity problems]] and [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily huge teeth]];teeth;
10th Mar '17 2:30:04 PM BatmanKalEl
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* FanNickname: Mafalda's dad was never officially named, but "Alberto" and "Pelicarpo" seem to be accepted by some fans.
23rd Feb '17 4:12:02 PM Doctor_Heaven
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** From an unspecified falling out early in the strip onwards, Susanita and Manolito act like they outright hate each other. Lampshaded in a strip with Mafalda and Susanita speaking about how they have very opposite mindsets and fight over key issues so often no one, even them, knows how or why they are still friends. [[MomentOfHeartwarming Then both hug each other]].

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** From an unspecified falling out early in the strip onwards, Susanita and Manolito act like they outright hate each other. Lampshaded in a strip with Mafalda and Susanita speaking about how they have very opposite mindsets and fight over key issues so often no one, even them, knows how or why they are still friends. [[MomentOfHeartwarming Then both hug each other]].other. Of course, the effect is diminished by the fact that two strips later [[StatusQuoIsGod they're back to arguing]].
17th Feb '17 11:48:38 PM NiGHTS
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Recently, [[https://www.google.com/search?q=statue+of+mafalda&biw=1366&bih=662&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiRnaO38pPSAhVB_WMKHQt5CusQ_AUIBigB#imgrc=_ a statue of Mafalda]] (and her friends) was unveiled in Buenos Aires.

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Recently, In 2009, [[https://www.google.com/search?q=statue+of+mafalda&biw=1366&bih=662&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiRnaO38pPSAhVB_WMKHQt5CusQ_AUIBigB#imgrc=_ a statue of Mafalda]] (and her friends) was unveiled in Buenos Aires.
15th Feb '17 9:35:34 PM toongrrl1990
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Recently, [[http://www.elborgo.com/images/stories/mafalda_2.jpg a statue of Mafalda]] was unveiled in Buenos Aires.

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Recently, [[http://www.elborgo.com/images/stories/mafalda_2.jpg [[https://www.google.com/search?q=statue+of+mafalda&biw=1366&bih=662&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiRnaO38pPSAhVB_WMKHQt5CusQ_AUIBigB#imgrc=_ a statue of Mafalda]] (and her friends) was unveiled in Buenos Aires.
15th Feb '17 3:02:07 PM DoctorCooper
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Guille and his reactions every time Brigitte Bardot is shown or mentioned.
** More than once Guille is not wearing any pants with the tip of his penis slightly visible. The first time, he's running away from his mother holding his pants; Mafalda tells a shocked Felipe that it's "Guille's uncut version escaping censorship".

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
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Guille and his reactions every time Brigitte Bardot is shown or mentioned.
** More than once Guille is not wearing any pants with the tip of his penis slightly visible. The first time, he's running away from his mother holding his pants; Mafalda tells a shocked Felipe that it's "Guille's uncut version escaping censorship".
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