Billiken (magazine)

Billiken (magazine)

Infobox Magazine
title = Billiken

image_size = 234px
image_caption = Cover page of a 1933 edition
company = Interamerican Network
frequency = weekly
paid_circulation =
unpaid_circulation =
total_circulation =
language = Spanish
category = children
editor = Juan Carlos Porras
firstdate = 17 November 1919
country = flag|Argentina
website = []
issn = 0006-2553

"Billiken" is a weekly children's magazine in Argentina, the oldest Spanish language magazine for young people. The magazine was founded in 1919 by Constancio Vigil, a Uruguayan-born journalist who also founded "El Gráfico".Its current director is Juan Carlos Porras.

The first edition of the magazine appeared on 17 November 1919 and was named after 'Billiken', a US-made doll popular at the time named after its creator.

The magazine contains a mix of games, stories, cartoons and news about movies, music and celebrities. Characters made popular in "Billiken" include 'The Travelling Ant', 'Marta and Jorge' and 'Misia Pepa'.

"Billiken" is widely available in Uruguay and other South American countries. It has an average circulation of 240,000 [] .

External links

* [ Official website]

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