Scope and Content Note
The following material is a collection of comics from the cartoonists: Quino and Caloi. As a whole, the collection is composed of copies of their artwork and newspaper clippings. There is also an interview of Quino from the magazine Clarin. There is also a clipping about Al Hirschfeld accompanied with some of his work.
Quino was born Joaquin Salvador, an Argentinean cartoonist born in the province of Mendoza, Argentina in 1932. Quino began drawing cartoons when he was 14 but stopped for a small period of time when he was in the military. After his hiatus, he went to Buenos Aires, Argentina and began showing his material. He was first published in 1954 by a periodical titled Esto Es. In 1964 “Mafalda” was born, one of Quinos’ most famous cartoons. Quino’s cartoons are still published mostly throughout Central America and Europe. Quino is a known satirist and his cartoons have an undertone of frustration, a pattern which he claims to have been unintentional. He continues to publish cartoons in the Clarin, an Argentinean magazine.
Caloi, born Carlos Loiseau, is an Argentinean cartoonist born in Salta, Argentina in 1948. Caloi was first published in 1966 by a magazine called Tia Vicente. In 1973, “Clemente” was born, one of his most successful caricatures. “Clemente” is still circulated in Clarin and Viva, two successful Latin-American publications. Calois’ cartoons are published worldwide in magazines, books and newspapers. He has won numerous awards and aside from being the creator of “Clemente,” he also directs television programs.