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Joaquín Salvador Lavado, known for his PenName ''Quino'', is an Argentinian cartoonist born in 1932.

Widely known as the creator of ''ComicStrip/{{Mafalda}}'', which is considered by many as his masterpiece, however Quino has also published several cartoons and humor books. Most of these works have an intelligent and dark sense of humor, similar to ''{{The Perry Bible Fellowship}}''.

A list of books published by him (not including ''ComicStrip/{{Mafalda}}''):

* Mundo Quino (Quino World, 1963)
* ¡A mí no me grite! (Don't you yell at me!, 1972)
* Yo que usted... (If I were you... , 1973)
* Bien, gracias, ¿y usted? (Good, thank you, and you?, 1976)
* Hombres de Bolsillo (Pocket men, 1977)
* A la buena mesa (To the fine dinning, 1980)
* Ni arte ni parte (Neither art nor part, 1981)
* Déjenme Inventar (Let me Invent, 1983)
* Quinoterapia (Quinotherapy, 1985)
* Gente en su sitio (People in their place, 1986)
* Sí, Cariño (Yes, Dear, 1987)
* Potentes, prepotentes e impotentes (Powerful, arrogant and impotent", 1989)
* Humano se nace (As a human one is born, 1991)
* ¡Yo no fui! (I didn't do it!, 1994)
* ¡Qué mala es la gente! (How bad are people!, 1996)
* ¡Cuánta bondad! (How much goodness!, 1999)
* Esto no es todo (This is not all, 2002)
* ¡Qué presente impresentable! (What unpresentable present!, 2005)
* La aventura de comer (The adventure of eating, 2007)
* ¿Quien anda ahí? (Who is there?, 2012)


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!!General tropes present in Quino's works:

* AdultFear: Some of his strips deal with things like economic failure, parenting problems, shattered life aspirations, relationship problems, and hopelessness in the future.
* AppealToWorseProblems: Deconstructed. See FirstWorldProblems.
* ArtEvolution: Like ''{{Mafalda}}'', Quino's style evolved over time.
* AsTheGoodBookSays
* AWorldHalfFull: Most of the time.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Frequent punch-line.
* BilingualBonus
* BlackComedy
* ChildrenAreInnocent
* CrapsackWorld: When its not AWorldHalfFull.
* CreatorBreakdown: Quino started publishing during the period the Argentinian military junta was in power, his first works had an innocent yet intelligent sense of humor to cope with the situation; however during the 90's and early 2000's he got pushed too far with the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1998%E2%80%932002_Argentine_great_depression worst economic crisis Argentina had faced in its history]], so many of his works became cynical and with very little hope.
* TheCameo: ''{{Mafalda}}'' sometimes makes background appearances.
* ChristianityIsCatholic - TruthInTelevision in Argentina, [[CreatorProvincialism so its completely justified]].
* EarthShatteringKaboom
* FirstWorldProblems: He mocks in several strips the rich and upper class' worries of having a good body, suffering stress and eating unhealthy (junk) food by contrasting them with the day-to-day struggles and fight for survival of the poor and Third World countries people. He even has addressed and deconstructed accusations of AppealToWorseProblems in some strips, by putting them side by side in panels while mocking at the suggestion of being NotSoDifferent, and letting the readers to draw their own conclusions.
* FoodPorn: He has two books dedicated to the fine dinning, and a recognition from the Chef's League of Spain.
* GallowsHumour
* {{God}}: Recurring character.
** {{God Is Good}}
* TheGrimReaper
* LawyerFriendlyCameo: Characters in Quino's cartoons that made background or main appearances are: Franchise/{{Superman}}, Franchise/{{Batman}}, PinkPanther, [[{{Asterix}} Obelix]], {{Tarzan}}, DonaldDuck, MickeyMouse, TheSmurfs and others.
* MagicRealism
* NotSoDifferent: Played straight in some strips and deconstructed in others (usually the ones that deal with economic inequality), see FirstWorldProblems.
* {{Satan}}: Recurring character.
** {{Satan Is Good}}: Or at least [[GoKartingWithBowser in very good terms]] with God.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism
* YouNoTakeCandle: Cavemen and aboriginal people are portrayed speaking in this manner.

!!Individual cartoons provide examples of:
* AlwaysABiggerFish: [[http://www.bdselection.com/imagesbd/q/quiestlechef/quiestlechef_1.jpg Death to the big guy]].
** [[http://www.irancartoon.com/100/comicstrip/Qino.gif Another one]].
* AnimalMotifs: [[http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3155/3330408877_99ec3e1fe3.jpg This one.]]
* ApocalypseHow: [[http://grupos.emagister.com/imagen/genesis_por_quino/t142192-0.jpg Class 6]].
* AttemptedRape / CompletelyMissingThePoint: [[http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/3672/yonofui027pf4.jpg Incidentally]] {{NSFW}}.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: [[http://humorgraficoyhistorietas.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/quino-violencia.jpg Oh, Guardian Angel. If you exist, please free my son from all that horrible TV violence!!]]
** [[http://florencio.tumblr.com/post/654878348/la-guernica-de-quino Another one]]
* BedroomAdulteryScene: [[http://lh3.ggpht.com/-wjGMAbsX61I/R11ITt6_i-I/AAAAAAAADo0/az7SMkL0ovw/s912/Mundo%252520Quino%252520112.jpg This]].
* CantGetAwayWithNuthin: [[http://i838.photobucket.com/albums/zz307/suka570/quino-dia.jpg Do not smoke!]]
* CondescendingCompassion: [[http://www.detrasdelespejo.es/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/son-como-nosotros-quino.jpg "Son como nosotros"]] (''"They are just like us" '') You can find an English translation of the comic strip at the trope link.
* CrystalDragonJesus: [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Rxf777C5Vbw/S_KguXXxBlI/AAAAAAAABa4/4t_-Wg-cUcc/s1600/quino+comic-quino1.jpg This]]
* DumbIsGood: [[http://sadburro.tumblr.com/post/757766420/otro-quino Here]]
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: [[http://humorgraficoyhistorietas.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/quino3.jpg This doctor has]].
* FoodFight: Desconstructed [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-VzJvRXHSYKE/TZK6dRyIXYI/AAAAAAAAABY/-R8qhb9QU7Q/s640/El%252Btrabajo%252B%2528Quino%2529.jpg here]].
* FortuneTeller: [[http://s1.subirimagenes.com/otros/464978qu-mala-es-la-gente.jpg Here]].
* RememberedTooLate: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVzcSXHGkPQ With emphasis in TOO LATE]]. Could also count as FridgeHorror.
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_SjBUFj3jDSY/SFAgzEHcQtI/AAAAAAAAHfc/_fEmNl-Y00U/s1600/11qua_seriemes_quino.jpg This example]]
* LiteralMinded: [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_I-hQPuhS9AQ/Ree3UB5skKI/AAAAAAAAAPI/mgzMnOAKwZk/s1600/quino6.gif This waiter]].
* LotteryOfDoom: [[http://www.sectormatematica.cl/comics/Quino2.jpg This strip.]]
* MaleGaze: [[http://pixhost.info/avaxhome/2006-11-18/quino2.jpg Literally.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_a7Vv-mwb_mU/S9HhIIs0pOI/AAAAAAAAAhY/4Q_TCKjGUgE/s1600/Quino%2B(1).gif Politicians]] are portrayed like this.
* MoralGuardians: [[http://s1.subirimagenes.com/otros/464993humano-se-nace-090.jpg Mocked]].
** [[http://blogs.20minutos.es/madrereciente/files/bg_8530360.jpg Another one]]
* OrWasItADream: [[http://s1.subirimagenes.com/otros/464973qu-mala-es-la-gente.jpg One example]].
* PaperThinDisguise: [[http://www.jornaldosespiritos.com/cartoon/quino1.jpg "No. The man of the house is out."]]
* PetTheDog: [[http://sapiens.ya.com/av_fire/8%20justicia%20Quino%20copy.gif Here]].
* RecursiveReality: [[http://www.irancartoon.com/quino/water.gif What]].
* RedScare: [[http://blogabierto.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/quino-07.jpg But we're...]].
* ScienceIsWrong: [[http://arassara.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/quino-fisica.jpg God and the laws of Physics]]
* SerenadeYourLover: [[http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3408/3331238142_3251689456.jpg Not always works.]]
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: [[http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTcwVBqW263SdF4ZqYV0DP6a3H2Xr8qenRgSolh0KdVSrjhi5t7 Yeah...]]
* TheTetrisEffect: [[http://stuartngbooks.com/images/detailed/18/quino_dejenme_1.jpg A non videogame example]].
* ThePowerOfFriendship: [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ngCvOvo7PRU/TS4azlC5OII/AAAAAAAADlE/anUWxzwd_Rg/s1600/amigos%2Bquino.jpg Funny!]]
* YankTheDogsChain: [[http://patatapatati.weblog.com.pt/2011/08/saudades_de_quino Poor dog...]]
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