Condorito is the iconic comic strip featuring a loveable condor character by the same name.
Chilean cartoonist René “Pepo” Ríos created Condorito and first brought him to life in 1949.
Pepo Ríos based his character on the Chilean national bird, the condor, that you’ll find on Chile’s national seal or coat of arms.
Although it originated in Chile, the Condorito comic strip has grown in popularity throughout Latin America. Condorito is now the Latin American equivalent of Mickey Mouse in how recognizable he has become.
Recent Condoritos Comics
Although his creator, Pepo Ríos died in 2000, Condorito comic strips are still published today. You can read the daily Condorito strip in Spanish.
Condorito’s famous exclamation: ¡Plop!
Most Condorito comic strips end with the punchline and him falling backward, exclaiming “¡Plop!”. Typically all you see in the comic frame are his feet and legs after he’s fallen backward.
“¡Plop!” has worked its way into the popular culture in Chile and you’ll hear references to it in other media such as on TV or radio and even in the occasional conversation with Chileans.