Comic strip Mafalda turns 50 years old

Happy 50th birthday to Latin American comic strip Mafalda created by Joaquin “Quino” Lavado in 1964.

From Euronews:

Brazilian tourists sang ?Happy Birthday? in front of a life-sized statue of an eternal six-year-old girl on Monday. But the icon parked on a bench in a middle class Buenos Aires suburb has actually just turned 50.

The statue is of Mafalda, a famous comic strip character which took Argentina by storm when she was first published in 1964 following several years of military dictatorship.

Popular across Latin America, Europe and much of Asia, the cartoons follow the adventures of a young girl who hated Communism but loved the Beatles.