Mexican cartoonist Gabriel Vargas dies at 95
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
One of Mexico's most successful cartoonists, , died yesterday at the age of 95. His death was announced by the . Vargas had been ill for several years before his death, but no cause of death has yet been given.
Vargas's most successful comic strip was "" which he started in 1937. The strip looked at a low-income family struggling with everyday life. It sold up to 500,000 copies per week until the 1970s.
Later in his career he won several awards for his work, including Mexico'sin 1983 and the prize in 2003.
There was a memorial viewing for Vargas at a funeral home inyesterday.
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