Macanudo: Olga Rules
Macanudo: Olga Rules
Written and illustrated by Liniers
Translated from Spanish by Mara Faye Lethem
Macanudo: Olga Rules is a supremely good compilation of strips from cartoonist Liniers. Full of surrealism and magic, this fourth volume of the great Macanudo introduces one of Liniers's most beloved characters—Olga.
Olga is the imaginary friend of Martin, a young elementary school boy. Olga only ever says Olga, but Martin knows what she means. Together, they demonstrate the vitality of imagination and its inherently comic nature. Olga and Martin also share numerous great strips with Henrietta, Liniers's bookish girl character, and her sidekicks Mandelbaum the teddy bear, Fellini the cat, the sensitive Robot, Olivero the Olive, and more. This is a standout volume that will set your heart singing. Don't miss Olga. Olga is coming. Olga rules!
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 8.5" (H) • 104 pages • HC
AWARDS AND REVIEWS
“Macanudo is one of the best comic strips I’ve ever read. It stands proudly alongside Calvin and Hobbes and The Far Side—and this fourth volume is the best yet.” —Eisner Award Winner Ben Hatke, Creator of the New York Times Bestselling, Zita the Spacegirl
“Inside Liniers there is a child who dictates to the mature artist what the world is like. We all envy him for that.” —Andy Muschietti, director of IT.
“I admire Liniers’ imagination, creativity, and unconventional humor. To wander through the pages of Macanudo is an extended pleasure, especially once you begin to get to know and love the different characters.” —Manu Ginobili, NBA Champion, San Antonio Spurs
”Get excited to get to know the best imaginary friend of all time…OLGA RULES!” —The Reading Ninja