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Pulgarcito (Spanish for "Tom Thumb")[1] was a weekly illustrated magazine in Spain. It was published by Editorial Bruguera. It was first named El Gato Negro. It had a black cat as its logo from June 1921 to 1986.

Pulgarcito had short stories, articles, pastimes, and jokes, with only a few comic strips. Economic difficulties caused by the Spanish Civil War led to only 13 issues being published between 1945 and 1947. It was brought back after 1952. It had with more space given to comic strips when it returned. It also had a new set of new comic characters, including:

  • Zipi y Zape (characters that later got their own magazine)
  • Las hermanas Gilda
  • El profesor Tragacanto

Both Ibáñez and Jan worked on Pulgarcito during its last years. With the demise of the Editorial Bruguera publishing house, Pulgarcito was discontinued.

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  1. Elena Jackson Albarran (2008). Children of the Revolution: Constructing the Mexican Citizen, 1920--1940. ProQuest. pp. 153–. ISBN 978-0-549-60253-8. Retrieved 15 December 2014.[permanent dead link]