In Argentina he met several cartoonists like Salinas and the Del Castillo brothers. Moreover, he often went to tango dance halls, made friends with the jazz player Dizzy Gillespie, learnt Spanish and discovered other Latin-American writers like Octavio Paz, Leopoldo Lugones, Jorge Luis Borges and Roberto Arlt. As to his love life, three women where particularly important during this period of his life. The first one was Gucky Wogerer, a Yugoslavian woman that he married in Venice in 1953 and that gave him two children, Lucas and Marina. The second one was Gisela Dester, a woman of German origin that became first his assistant and then his partner. The last one was Anna Frogner, a woman of Belgian origin that, when she was a young girl, had inspired him the main character of “Jungle Drums & O’Hara of Africa”. They had two children, Silvina and Jonas.