Buenos Aires (AP) - The Argentine cartoonist Quino is dead. The creator of the comic figure Mafalda, who is very popular especially in Latin America, died at the age of 88, as his publisher Daniel Divinsky announced on Wednesday.

«Quino died.

All good people in the country and in the world will weep for him, ”he wrote on Twitter.

Quino was born as Joaquín Salvador Lavado Tejón in Mendoza in 1932 as the son of Spanish immigrants.

After military service, he moved to Buenos Aires and began publishing comics in newspapers.

In 2014 he was awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize in Spain.

His most famous character is Mafalda, whom he drew for various newspapers between 1964 and 1973.

The somewhat precocious girl stands up for justice, peace and equality and questions the world of adults.

A well-known Mafalda saying goes: "Stop the world, I want to get out."

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