Antonio Mingote

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Antonio Mingote

Spanish Cartoonist, Writer and Journalist

Antonio Mingote was recognised by Gold Mercury International in 1986 for his contribution to Global Culture. Mr Mingote was born in 1919 and spent his childhood in Daroca, Catalayud, Teruel and Zaragoza. He studied Philosophy and Arts at the University of Zaragoza but, wishing to live in Madrid, left the university in 1944. In 1946 he began working at the highly influential weekly graphic humour magazine La Codorniz. In 1953 he began to draw a daily cartoon in the ABC newspaper. These cartoons were famed for their distinctive irony and humour. He continued to draw a daily cartoon in ABC until his death in 2012. In addition to his cartoons Mr Mingote was also an acclaimed author of several novels, an actor and a script writer who worked on several films and stage productions.

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