Argentine cartoonist Guillermo Mordillo, who inspired much laughter and
reflection with his illustrations of
round-nosed and plumpish characters, has died at the age of 86.
Adrienne Hak of Rubinstein, the Amsterdam-based
firm that managed Mordillo’s
royalties, said the artist died
Sunday night in the Spanish
island of Mallorca, where he
spent long periods.
Over more than six decades,
Mordillo’s illustrations featured in children’s books, animation movies, advertising
campaigns and greeting
He rose to fame for his strips
in France’s Paris Match and
Germany’s Stern magazines,
among others. He won numerous awards and his work was
featured around the world.
Born in Buenos Aires, Mordillo was based in the south of
France after having lived and
worked in Peru, the United
States and Spain. He was married and had two children.
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