i can't believe i had to wait for yet another shipment of old books to arrive before i'd remember Mafalda--seriously the best so-called 'comic' ever,i can't believe i had to wait for yet another shipment of old books to arrive before i'd remember Mafalda--seriously the best so-called 'comic' ever, even when calling it a comic strip or humor or anything at all always misses the point because, in reality, what it is, is a philosophical and socio-political treatise of life itself- something which, i guess, only a crazy argentine could come up with!
and the most amazing part of it all is that he chose to view this skewed up world thru the lens of a girl, not a boy (a la idiotic Harry Potter for e.g.) and that's what makes all the difference
Mafalda has been translated into almost every language in the world and one of the funniest and most telling aspects of this is that, i've found, a lot of people who read it in their native language in their own countries sometimes HAVE NO IDEA that it's from Arg or that it takes place in 1960s pre dictatorship Buenos Aires. and what can is say? that pretty much sums up its greatness
the other day i was walking thru my new frankfurt neighborhood when i discovered the loveliest artys little club just for girls (for 'tough funny girls' said the tagline) and it was, appropriately enough, called Mafalda.
this book manages to be more feministic than 80% of feminist stuff without even trying to be...more