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Forges will collect the UA 2012 Notario del Humor Award



Alicante, 17th May 2012


He participates in a panel discussion within the 12th Edition of Social Homour devoted to the Outraged this year.

The University of Alicante will delivered the UA 2012 Notario del Humor Award to Antonio Fraguas Forges on 24th May, who has confirmed his attendance at the Aifos Hall, at 1.15 pm to collect the award and participate in a free-entrance panel discussion. Also, he will be guided in tour around the exhibition of the 12th Edition of Social Humour, which this year is devoted to the Outraged and was made possible thanks to the sponsorship of the Foundation Pelaez Castillo.

Forges, who has always collaborated altruistically with the University of Alicante in previous editions of Social Humour, will collect the prize he has been awarded by the Office of the Vice President for Extracurricular Activities. The UA 2012 Notario del Humor Award emerged as a spontaneous expression of a general feeling by the University of Alicante, to reward the homour authors of the world involved in social homour with their jokes and cartoons.

The Office of the Vice President for Extracurricular Activities awards this prize since 2003. It consists of a honorary prize and a figure, work of cartoonist Ortifus, as a doll hugging a huge pencil, "tool and suffering of the cartoonists" as illustrator Enrique Perez, designer of the UA Design Office says, who ensures that "once we try the pencil, were chained to it for life".

Some of the winners in previous years are Fernando Puig Rosado and José Lanzón, Harca, Edu, the magazine El Jueves, Ibáñez, Olmo, Mª José Mosquera Becerro and Enrique among many others.

The exhibition, organized by FECO Spain and the University of Alicante, has enjoyed the participation of 52 cartoonists. This year's poster has been made by Elena Ospina. In the twelve previous editions of Social Homour, they have dealth with topics on corruption, politics and the politicians, books, gender violence, and crisis of values, among others.


A committed career

Son of a Catalan mother and a Galician father, spent his childhood in a large family in which he was the second of nine children. He studied telecommunication engineering in Madrid —which he did not end— and Social Sciences. He worked as a technician and image mixer. He left the staff of TVE to enter the business of humour. He published his first drawing in 1964 in the daily newspaper Pueblo, and then went on to information. Although he writes today for El Pais. In 1970 he worked in Diez Minutos and worked in the humour magazines Hermano Lobo, Por favor and El Jueves and several weeklies, as Sábado Gráfico, Interviú and Lecturas.

In 1982, he published the editorial joke in Diario 16 and later in El Mundo, but he left the newspaper after being one of its seven founders, and in 1995, he signed the editorial joke in El Pais.

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