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Saturday, December 05, 2015
Mafalda in Oviedo
Among many other things, Mafalda is an Oviedo girl. When she arrived in this Spanish northern town together with her creator, Argentinian cartoonist Quino, she said, "Stop the world, I want to get off!" And it's a good job that what Mafalda hates is soup and not fabada, the traditional Asturian bean stew. That happened in 2014, when the famous cartoonist received the Prince of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities. Since then, Mafalda spends her days sitting on a bench in Oviedo's San Francisco Park, contemplating the pond and thinking about how to change the world.