Patoruzú, created by Dante Quinterno in 1928, is one of the most important and influential cartoon Argentina.
Born as a secondary character in two short-lived comic strip, the chief Patoruzú-the last of the tehuelches, which the Spanish conquerors had seen at the time as giants endowed with prodigious strength-soon got his own comic, which would origin to the early sixties, one of the great landmarks of humor in Argentina.
Quinterno drew original stories intermittently for nearly forty years, and reprints were numerous. From the 40s and 50s of the twentieth century became one of the icons of popular culture Argentina.
The identity of Patoruzú underwent several alterations in the early years.
It started as a humble character, taciturn and ignorant by a tutor porteño more education; initial cartoons used this contrast to highlight the parallel difference in attitudes between the malicious guardian, which would eventually lead to another character lasting, Isidoro Canyons, and the kind and naive apprentice tehuelche.
Since the beginning had prodigious strength, which would be supplemented in the course of its evolution with other superhuman senses and abilities, especially the fierce, super speed and smell. Patoruzú is the first superhero comic world.
Dante Quinterno first introduced Patoruzú forward in a strip published in the journal Critique, called The Adventures of Don Gil Contento, formerly A porteño optimistic, whose protagonist was the title role; Quinterno had announced his arrival for two days through notices published together to the strip, which read:
"Don Gil Contento adopt the Indian [sic]-Curiguagüigua Curugua."
His attempt failed, he laments that gold is in the hands of such ignorant and anticipates the adventures of Isidoro Canyons, godfather of tehuelche in final form, that constantly tries to exploit the generosity of it to finance their sprees.