Quino , Prince of Asturias Award
The Argentine cartoonist , creator of Mafalda , wins the award of the XXXIV edition which was the clear favorite
Joaquín Salvador Lavado , ' Quino ' (Mendoza, 1932 ) wins the Prince of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities , reports ' The New Spain ' . The jury, chaired by Victor Garcia de la Concha , director of the Instituto Cervantes, hesitated until the last moment among three candidates , although the creator of ' Mafalda ' was the clear favorite .
The jury has awarded the Prince of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities 2014 highlighted " lucid messages ' Quino ' , which remain valid for having wisdom combined with the simplicity of line drawing with the depth of his thinking" and has rated " huge educational value " of his work.
The Argentine cartoonist and humorist , whose best-known character Half a century this year , opted for this award by the Mexican journalist Jacobo Zabludovsky , the founders of Skype , the program text instant messaging , voice and video , the Spanish philosopher Emilio Lledo , the Magnum photo agency , journalists and Cristiane Amanpour Adzuba Caddy . In total there were 22 registered candidates from 14 countries.
Quino published his first cartoon in 1954 , in Buenos Aires weekly ' This is ' . It was ten years later when he created the most famous girl in the comics ' Mafalda ' , a girl who " tries to solve the dilemma of who are the good guys and the bad in this world ," according to the definition of the author .
Quino , Prince of Asturias Award EFE
Among other accolades , Quino received the medal of Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters in France in 2012, and was made ??a Knight of the Order of Isabel the Catholic in 2005.
The Prince of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities consists of a sculpture designed by Joan Miró and 50,000 euros in cash , plus a diploma and a representative logo.
Last year, the American photographer Annie Leibovitz was chosen by the jury , so the chances of this field return to be chosen were ' few ' , as reviewed by jurors .