El jueves. Almost 45 years of satirical humor

From November 23, 2021 to March 27, 2022

The magazine appeared on Spanish newsstands on May 27, 1977. It was born with the vocation of being “a Pulgarcito for adults” – this is what its first editor, José Ilario, commissioned – adding satirical drawings of the present time and fixed traditional characters. Almost 45 years later it seems that the formula was not wrong. In this exhibition we can see a small sample of some characters who made history in the magazine.

Making a weekly magazine is still an industrial process that requires always working in a hurry, with fixed deadlines, with no margin to indulge in artistic creation. Despite this, El Jueves always published drawings of the highest level even when the reproduction (1980s) did not reflect the quality of the original drawing. Here you can see a small selection of these samples of popular art.

Furthermore, on the 25th anniversary of his death, we want to pay a special tribute to Gin, who was the magazine’s artistic director (1981-1995) and a prominent contributor as a cartoonist and cover artist in the 1980s and 1990s. This exhibition is organized by the Foundation that bears his name and that was established in 1997 to keep memory of him and to promote what he was always passionate about: graphic humor.

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