Acevedo Fernández de Paredes, Juan

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Acevedo Fernández de Paredes, Juan Gender: M
Juan Demetrio Acevedo Fernández de Paredes
born on 27 November 1949 at 00:30 (= 12:30 AM )
Place Pueblo Libre, Peru, 12s05, 77w04
Timezone -05 h5w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 04°39' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 02°32 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 07°41'

Juan Acevedo Fernández de Paredes
photo: Feria del Libro Ricardo Palma, license cc-by-2.0


Peruvian cartoonist famous for his iconic character "El Cuy" which he created in May 1977. El Cuy is a guinea pig, a kind of rodent. The comic strip was first published in November 1979 in the newspaper "La Calle" and then in "El Diario" in 1980. Unlike the more anodyne Disney menagerie, Juan Acevedo's animal characters have their genitalia fully exposed.

He was a professor of art history at the universities where he had studied (1971-1972), Curator at the Museum of Art and History of the UNMSM (1972-1973) and Director of the Regional School of Fine Arts of Ayacucho (1974-1975). In 1978, Acevedo published Para hacer historietas ("How to make comic strips"), a book republished and translated numerous times, and the first of its kind written in Spanish.

Link to Wikipedia biography (Spanish)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate. (Wikipedia has 26 November in error).


  • Vocation : Art : Cartoonist
  • Vocation : Art : Commercial artist
  • Vocation : Education : Administrator
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Writers : How To .... (Draw cartoons)
  • Vocation : Writers : Humor
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("El Cuy")