Big eyes, bulbous nose, Panama hat: homo mordillo.

Is caricature art? Of course, it is! And not just since Honoré Daumier or George Grosz. The work of Mordillo certainly is, and it is also perceived as such by many artist colleagues of the most diverse professions. For example, Marcel Marceau, the famous mime, ranks Mordillo with Chaplin and Keaton and sees a great closeness to his own art of silent narration with precisely calculated gestures.

Guillermo Mordillo's family name has become such a trademark that few people even know his first name. He is a journalist with a degree in illustration. He is neither an artist nor a painter, but rather a storyteller without words- he emphasises repeatedly.

Mordillo, who was born in Buenos Aires in 1932, has been working as a storyteller for more than five decades, and his little creatures with their characteristic bulbous noses have conquered the world in that time. They move around as postcard motifs, adorn walls all over the world as posters and enliven cinema screens and screens internationally as animated films.