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

Because I am empathetic. For english version, please visit http: Casi todo el mundo. Unaware of his diagnosis Emilio is nonplussed by his new surroundings where the residents spend most of their time sleeping until their next meal. Niente di tutto questo. Infatti, non mancano silenzi, pause, sospensioni. Related contents Paco Roca Contemporary. Every man desires to live long, but no man wishes to be old. pafo

Summaries and Excerpts: Wrinkles / Paco Roca.

Jul 26, Santiago L. Rose who believes she is on the Orient Express pzco for Istanbul. I am able to recognize their nearness to whatever we might be tempted to describe as objective quality.

Nov 05, Fugo Feedback rated it really liked it Recommends it for: E, a volte, cambi di prospettiva con immagini del passato, a ricordarci che quelle persone che vediamo anziane ora, sono le stesse che un tempo erano bambine. See 1 question about Arrugas…. La trama si concentra su Emilio, un anziano che soffre di Alzheimer e che per questo viene portato dalla sua famiglia in casa riposo. Along the way he becomes more of one, making a friend or two along the way.


Cultural routes Cities, towns and villages Fiestas and traditions Artists and creators Outstanding works. And I found myself growing more and more anxious. Beautifully illustrated and touching story about life in an aged-care home. Even at the end when it seems as though the world has forgotten us there is still the possibility of connection, of comi and friendship.

Return to Book Page. Sep 16, Carmen rated it it was amazing.

Moreno rated it really liked it. Konami, Kanata, Published: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Comics can do anything and that paves the way to a complex psychological narrative—one that unveils effortlessly to the reader. A woman is pictured, seated by the window in her wheel chair, old and haggard; in the prior panel she is a young woman of beauty and elegance, riding the window seat of the Orient Express. El Alzheimer es tremendamente cruel y este libro refleja la enfermedad tal y como es.

Originally released in France by the publishing house Delcourt in MarchWrinkles did not arrive in Spanish until the following year thanks to publisher Astiberri Ediciones.

Roca’s use of warm reds, browns, and oranges soften some of the darker scenes and his melancholy flashbacks to the days when the residents were whole and happy are uplifting rather than depressing.


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There is not a lot to keep for the residents to be excited about, even with Emilio’s roommate Miguel’s attempts to liven things up. 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. Feb 06, Kimberly Carrington-Fox rated it it was amazing Shelves: They, through craft and talent [Boing!

The sketch artist Paco Roca won the National Comic Award with a graphic story on the process of human ageing. 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.

Ernest eventually is told that he suffers from Alzheimer. This one is predictable in many ways, but also features highly accomplished artwork and often sweet storylines and characters, but it’s not really finally romanticized.

I recommend these books and movies often and without hesitation. The story packs a punch in the short flashbacks of residents where there lives roda revealed and when Emilio finds he has Alzheimers.