Written and illustrated by Liniers
Translated from Spanish by Mara Faye Lethem
This is the third volume of Liniers's daily comic strip, and the drawing and vision are more gorgeous than ever. Like volumes #1 and #2, this collection is marked by existential wit, a playful sensibility, and a probing mind. Dive in for more Henrietta and her cat Fellini; more Mandlebaum, the teddy bear; more sensitive robot, and much else besides!
Liniers is Argentina’s most famous and beloved cartoonist. Macanudo was launched in 2002 in the prestigious Buenos Aires newspaper, La Nación, and has now run daily for 16 years. The strip was picked up for syndication by King Features in 2018 and now runs in both print and digital publications all over the United States.
8.5" (W) x 9" (H) • 104 pages • HC
Grade Level: 6
Interest Level: 5-up
Guided Reading Level: W
AWARDS AND REVIEWS
"With a focus on both meta-humour and existential musings, the frequently surreal strip recalls Calvin and Hobbes as well as George Herriman's Krazy Kat [...]. With simple lines, joyous colors, and inspired, loose layouts, Liniers effortlessly spins his strips through a range of emotions, with the resulting enjoyment as much from the beautiful art as the sly humor. And fortunately, Macanudo is genuinely suitable for all ages with no trace of patronizing younger readers." —Publishers Weekly
"Over the last few years, Liniers, a big name in cartooning in Latin America, has been attracting fans in the United States—a rarity for a foreign cartoonist." —Jonathan Wolfe, The New York Times