Arrugas (Spanish Edition) [Paco Roca] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Rare Book. Francisco Martínez Roca aka Paco Roca (born in on Valencia, Spain) is a Spanish strip cartoonist with experience in graphic novels and advertisement illustrations. He’s best known for his comic-books like Wrinkles. Perro Verde Films produced a cinema adaptation titled Arrugas (Spanish for. Wrinkles (in Spanish: Arrugas) was a huge commercial breakthrough for Paco Roca when it was published in Spain in The protagonist is.

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It was the only moment for me that skirted being a false note. W This was a fantastic emotional read. Aug 27, Repix rated it it was amazing Shelves: Because it is right to do so.

Beautifully drawn, finely balanced between humor and drama, this graphic novel about a group of spanish folks struggling with senility is a pearl. When they leave arrjgas room she is once again an old, confused patient staring out into zrrugas. Home of the 3-Star Review.

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They even try to fight Alzheimer but that’s always a lost battle. Ma in questo caso faccio una eccezione. I truly loved this book. For english version, please visit http: Refresh and try again. Trovo che lo stile di disegno sia semplice, le tavole non sono ricchissime di dettagli ma trovo il tutto perfettamente bilanciato e giusto per la storia che si sta narrando.

Arrugws I have a heart. Hard and heart-breaking but cute and sooo necessary. Not many rocx focus on old age.


Wrinkles by Paco Roca review – a tender graphic novel about Alzheimer’s disease

A subtle and deeply touching tale on the last phase of life, with much respect for both the residents and the caregivers, on a significant theme of which the social relevance is only increasing with a growing older population. Audience This section provides access to all the contents in a personalised way, according to your own particular interests and socio-demographic profile.

Unaware of his diagnosis Emilio is nonplussed by his new surroundings where the residents spend most of their time sleeping until their next meal. Regardless of our age we never stop dreaming. Its a reminder that even in the grips of such a devastating illness the people it affects are still people. And more than that, they speak to some integral aspect of the human condition. Items borrowed from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan are dependent on the policies of the lending library.

Rose who believes she is on the Orient Express bound for Istanbul. He gleefully fleeces the less cogent residents of the home out of their meager savings and warns Emilio to stay away from the second floor of the home that houses comci residents who can no longer take care of them selves.

The main character comiic with the onset of Alzheimers, while his roommate runs scams to raise enough cash to escape. Jul 26, Santiago L. Vive una vita propria, forse relegata ai margini delle forme d’espressione artistica, ma usa i suoi strumenti che sono solo suoi e lo rendono unico.

After all, if I am not me then who on earth am I? Ernest, a former bank manager, abruptly finds himself living in a care home when his children feel no longer up to taking care of him when his mind gets more and more confused. These amusing anecdotes and funny bits and pieces of lives gone askew were toying with my deepest and tremblingest insecurities.


Instead Paco Roca, the straight up brilliant author and illustrator for this astoundingly beautiful graphic novel turns a forgotten man grappling with a horrifying disease into something very like a fairy tale.

Arrugas by Paco Roca

Similar Items The complete Chi’s sweet home. Even at the end when it seems as though the world has forgotten us there is still the possibility of connection, of love and friendship. Moreno rated it really liked it. We forget they played an important part in our lives and in society and consider them useless.

Although she thought the subject rather depressing at first sight, she read this in one sitting, stirred by the story and some of the characters.

The story packs a punch in the short flashbacks of residents where there liv In old age is life for living or for existing? The use of a graphic novel to tell the story was very, very effective. We forget they played an important part in our lives and in socie Hard and heart-breaking but cute and sooo necessary. A respectful, truthful and realistic picture of the lives facing those with Alzheimers. Arrugaw In this section you can search all our contents throughout the different stages in the history of art in Spain, to find styles such as Baroque, Gothic, Mudejar and many, many more.