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Books, Design and Culture

September 21, 2017
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No Offense!

Argentinian cartoonist Liniers celebrating Steven King’s birthday today: (I think it roughly translates as “I’m reading a scary book. ‘It’ by Stephen King… It’s about a clown monster with pointed teeth that appears to a chil… No offense!”)

August 28, 2017
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A Cocoon Over There!

‘A Cocoon Over There!’ is a lovely cartoon about going back to school by Argentinian cartoonist Liniers for the New York Times Book Review: Liniers has a new kids book out this fall from Toon Books called Goodnight, Planet.

October 28, 2015
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Liniers in New York

The New York Times profiles Argentinian cartoonist Ricardo Siri, better known as Liniers: “When I started the comic everything was horrible,” Liniers, 41, said in a recent interview at his publisher’s office in SoHo at the start of an East Coast … Continue reading

June 12, 2015
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Henrietta’s Reading Adventures

The New Yorker has posted a lovely series of cartoons about reading by Argentinian cartoonist Liniers. Henrietta — along with her cat Fellini and teddy bear Mandlebaum — is a regular character from Liniers newspaper comic strip Macanudo.    Two collections of Liniers’ Macanudo strip are available in English … Continue reading

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