Join a world of wonderment as it spills from the inkwell of the singularly imaginative Liniers. Macanudo overflows with characters as varied as they are endearing. You’re just as likely to see them prancing across a dreamscape as walking down the street where you live.
No other comic strip will invite you to ponder the mysteries of life and great literature with a little girl named Henrietta and her stuffed bear, Mandelbaum, or waddle alongside a penguin through chilly wind-swept dunes at the tip of South America.
No other comic strip will whirl you away on a fancifully mundane journey with an imaginary monster friend named Olga or so perfectly capture the stomach butterflies of first love. And no other comic strip will take you to all those places with the same humor and charm and irreverence as Macanudo, which in Argentina means “cool.”
Henrieta & Mandelbaum
An independent, very smart and book-loving little girl, Henrietta enjoys swings, stars and conversations with her catatonic teddy bear, Mandelbaum.
Martin & Olga
Imagination is funny, and this is especially true of Olga, Martin’s imaginary giant blue monster friend. Olga represents our collective childhood memories and imagination, their fragility against an ever more distracting reality.
The larger-than-life energy of this emblematic painter is captured in the small moments taken from Picasso’s life and many legends. The character also channels the 20th-century stereotype of the egocentric artist.
Colorfully fashion-minded, surreal and mischievous, the gnomes are a way to distill the whimsy and coincidence of everyday life, the leprechauns of comics.
Acerbic and sometimes solitary, the penguins offer insight into a natural world that is literally melting away.