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Happy Birthday, Mafalda! Beloved Argentine Comic Turns 50

Image: A tourist sits on a bench beside the statue of comic strip characeter Mafalda
A tourist sits on a bench beside the statue of comic strip character Mafalda in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Argentine cartoonist Joaquin Salvador Lavado, better known as Quino is the creator of the comic strip Mafalda, that will celebrate 50 years since it first ran in September 1964. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) Natacha Pisarenko / AP

A tourist sits on a bench alongside a statue of comic strip character Mafalda in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on September 15. Argentine cartoonist Joaquin Salvador Lavado, better known as Quino, is the creator of the comic strip Mafalda, that celebrated 50 years since it first ran in September 1964.

Image: Cartoonist Joaquín Salvador Lavado known as Quino blows the candle next to Mafalda
Cartoonist Joaquín Salvador Lavado known as Quino blows the candle next to Mafalda the mythical rebellious and incisive girl created by him in Buenos Aires on Sept. 29. DANIEL GARCIA / AFP - Getty Images