- Billiken (magazine)
title = Billiken
image_size = 234px
image_caption = Cover page of a 1933 edition
frequency = weekly
language = Spanish
editor = Juan Carlos Porras
17 November 1919
country = flag|Argentina
website = [http://www.billiken.com.ar Billiken.com.ar]
issn = 0006-2553
"Billiken" is a weekly children's magazine in
Argentina, the oldest Spanish languagemagazine 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 1919and 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 [http://www.europaworld.com/pub/entry/ar.dir.313] .
* [http://www.billiken.com.ar Official website]
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