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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In quel luogo, insieme a Emilio, Roca fa entrare di soppiatto anche noi; il disagio e la tristezza del primo impatto, il tempo statico, i dolori, gli acciacchi, i ritmi scanditi solo dal cibo e dal sonno, la TV accesa che nessuno guarda, l’attesa della visita di figli arrgas parenti che non arrivano, un vicino che non sente, uno che non vede, uno che non ricorda, uno che muore. 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.

Tinha mesmo que o ler. And ones about Alzheimer’s, which in an aging population looks something like an epidemic? Hard and heart-breaking but cute and sooo necessary.

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

Awards National Comic Award. Niente di tutto questo. This was a fantastic emotional read.

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Summaries and Excerpts: Wrinkles / Paco Roca.

This book is by turns touching, heart breaking, and really arugas. Guardo le prime immagini e Si narra della storia della vecchiaia di Emilio, un anziano signore spedito dal figlio laco un ricovero per anziani. One of the great glories of the comics medium and one that is continually being probed and explored is its ability to propose a visual-narrative reflection of psychological phenomena. A tiny rise in the corners of the mouth or a subtle furrowing of the brow conveys volumes about a character.


Cognition, the particular way that I perceive the world, who I am: Ernest eventually is told that he suffers from Alzheimer. He does such a good job, in fact, that I hate Wrinkles.

It was the only moment for me that skirted being a false note. Un libro di livello superiore, toccante, delicato, tenero, malinconico, umano. Not many comics focus on old age. A respectful, truthful arfugas realistic picture of the lives facing those with Alzheimers. There’s a real sense of whimsy and delight throughout that Cokic simply was not expecting. As the low hanging clouds drift over the young boy and girl she smiles and calls him a “cheater.

Still, I liked it quite a bit. Miguel’s antics, which could be taken as downright mean spirited, instead make him rather endearing and his gradual, deep affection for Emilio that will ultimately lead him to a startling decision feels very real and right.

Ho apprezzato anche alcuni flashback inerenti la vita passata di altri anziani della residenza che, ad esempio, mostrano al lettore cosa sta pensando quel vecchietto che in quel momento sembra in uno stato catatonico. Altre storie di altri personaggi si incroceranno in questa narrazione, tutte esaminate dal tocco sensibile e abile di Paco Roca.

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. When they leave her room rocs is once again an old, confused patient staring out into darkness.

Want to Read saving…. Roca is reminding us of the value and surprising beauty in every stage of life. I am able to recognize their nearness to whatever we might be tempted to describe as objective quality. When asked how she’s coaching a smile rca of the otherwise blank faced Marcel Georgette reveals that all she is doing is repeating the word “cheater.

These amusing anecdotes and funny bits and comicc of lives gone askew were toying with my deepest and tremblingest insecurities. With echoes of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Cocoon, Paco Roca’s acclaimed graphic novel squarely addresses the fears of growing old in a work of humor, humanity, and sensitivity. A minha estreia no mundo das graphic novels foi, como podem constatar, a melhor que poderia ter tido.


I’ve got a father in a long-term care facility, and this story particularly hit home. Because they are still the person they once were and they still have wishes and hopes and desires. Without shying away from the unsettling realities of life in such an institution, he conveys how life with dementia and memory loss, aarrugas the confrontation with the loss of individuality and autonomy really is, however also illustrating how much life there still is in those lives and how simple pleasures and mostly friendship can still enhance and colour life, even if in that stage of life we are denied much of what we were and were able to.

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 rooca what makes us human and whic Every man desires to live long, but no man wishes to paoc old. This is my first experience with Roca’s work, for which he did research by hanging out at retirement homes.

In one lovely scene Miguel artugas Emilio to Mrs. 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 pqco like a fairy tale. 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 coimc are uplifting rather than depressing.

Because I am not immune to horror or terror. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.