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El Jueves
Editor J.L. Martín, Jordi Sellas
Frequency Weekly
First issue 1977
Company Ediciones El Jueves, S.A.
Country Spain
Based in Barcelona
Language Spanish
Website www.eljueves.es

El Jueves (Spanish for "Thursday") is a Spanish satirical weekly magazine published in Barcelona. Its complete title is "El Jueves, la revista que sale los Miércoles" ("Thursday, the magazine that comes out on Wednesdays"). As of 2007, one issue costs 2.50 in mainland Spain and Balearic Islands and 2.70 € in the Canary Islands.

Contents

Layout

Founded in 1977, it has currently between 72 and 80 pages, with about 20 pages about current political, economical or social affairs, always in an irreverent tone and in comic format. The rest are weekly strips. An extra is edited every three months with between 104 and 120 pages about a particular issue: monarchy, religion, videogames or some piece of news related to those or other topics. The magazine has had more than 1,500 issues. Its mascot is the jester that appears since the beginning on the front page.

Some of the recurring sections of El Jueves are:

  • "Te lo juro News", a four-page newspaper parody with comic strips, brief humorous texts and photomontages about current national and international affairs.
  • "Recortes de la prensa seria", a section with News of the Weird-like headlines or curiosities published in ordinary press.
  • "El gilipollas de la semana", about the most ridiculous person of the week according to the El Jueves contributors.
  • "En familia", letters to the editor.
  • A poster, generally by Vizcarra.
  • The editorial about the current affairs topic that is developed in the first pages of the magazine.

Supplements

With the issue about United States (number 1428), another magazine was published, Mister K, which addresses children and teenagers.

In 2003, El Jueves Campus was first published, a supplement to 20 minutos with several comic strips that focused on students. It is distributed for free on the second Thursday of every month in university areas.

Insulting the crown

The July 18, 2007 edition of the magazine was sequestered by law on July 20 as it violated laws 490.3 and 491 (both related to insults to the Crown) and was an offence to Prince of Asturias and his wife, who were portrayed with a caricature on the front cover performing a sexual act. This cartoon referred to a new proposal of the government, where €2,500 will be given to parents for each newborn child. As the Prince has never held a paid job, the caption said that if the Princess got pregnant and they got the money, it's the closest he would ever come to working.[1] The magazine's website was also briefly closed, but has since re-opened. In November 13, 2007, Guillermo Torres and Manel Fontdevila were found guilty of having offended the crown by vilifying "the crown in the most gratuitous and unnecessary way". They were fined €3,000 each. [2]

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