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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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.

As the lively colours and some of the dreamy sequences give the story a touch of magic, I recommended this to my year-old daughter to make her acquainted with more serious comics and to raise her awareness on life in a care home. E este foi um deles. This is a story where subtlety counts. This is my first experience with Roca’s work, for which he did research by hanging out at retirement homes. He settles into communal life where the day revolves around waking, eating, sleeping, pill popping and the occasional game of bingo.

Assuming that living a life in human dignity requires a certain degree of freedom, autonomy and individuality, people sometimes postulate that if they would find themselves debilitating and in a situation deprived of the essentialities of what makes us human and which define a certain quality of life, they would prefer having their lives shortened.

Because it is right to do so. For english version, please visit http: Film and photography Design, fashion and illustration Music Performing arts Literature and thought Linguistic heritage. 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.


The main character grapples with the onset of Alzheimers, while his roommate runs scams to raise enough cash to escape. Thanks for telling roa about the problem.

Altre storie di altri personaggi si incroceranno in questa narrazione, tutte esaminate dal tocco sensibile e abile di Paco Roca. The text begins with his admission to an assisted care facility equipped to interact with tenants of varying degrees of dementia.

There is a so I read this because I first read Seth T’s actual professional-level review that can be found on his amazing website Good Ok Bad: To ask other readers questions about Arrugasplease sign up.

Items borrowed from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan are dependent on the policies of the lending library. Then it becomes very powerful when Emilio’s condition worsens and Miguel tries a variety of ruses to convince the staff that Emilio is still able to look after himself.

Still, I liked it quite a bit. Before I had kids,[2] my only real fear in life was losing who I was to some catastrophe like brain injury—or to one of the many handfuls of maladies that assault those of old age. 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. Assuming that living a life in human dignity requires a certain degree of freedom, autonomy and individuality, people sometimes postulate that if they would find themselves debilitating and in a situation deprived of the essentialities of what makes us human and whic Every man desires to live long, but no man wishes to be old.

Similar Items The complete Chi’s sweet home. In the end, Emilio is sent to the second floor of the facility – the place where no one comes back. He scoffs at the gentle and loving Georgette who gave up her own life to follow her husband Marcel, another Alzheimer’s patient, and care for him.

This book is by turns touching, heart breaking, and really funny. After all, if I am not me then who on earth am I? Ma in questo caso faccio una eccezione.

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paci This is a beautiful, beautiful story that handles one of the most heartbreaking and terrible diseases in existence with a graceful and very loving hand. Dal mio blog www.

Summaries and Excerpts: Wrinkles / Paco Roca.

View all 4 comments. There’s so much to learn from them, sometimes they are hard to understand and difficult to live with I guess life shapes you constantly so at the end of it you are arrugass unscathedbut it’s worth the effort. Topics In this section you can search among all our contents by topic to find the different resources available in Spain, such as museums, routes, destinations, monuments and many, many more.

View all 36 comments. Because I am empathetic. I truly loved this book.

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

Another is transported again and again to ocmic moment when he secured the heart of the love of ppaco life. Cultural routes Cities, towns and villages Fiestas and traditions Artists and creators Outstanding works. No trivia or quizzes yet. Published May by Astiberri first published March Roca had done so good a job of exploring the gradual dissolution of selves that I was entirely exposed, my oldest fear made raw and calamitous—all within one hundred pages in which nothing incredibly terrible happens save for that a handful of people gradually forget themselves.

Mais um autor de estreia para mim. Nov 05, Fugo Feedback rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Dec 11, Seth T. On his first day he meets his new roommate Miguel, a sort of geriatric Artful Dodger, who shows him the ropes.

This one is predictable atrugas many ways, but also features highly accomplished artwork and often sweet storylines and characters, but it’s not really finally romanticized.