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104 Pages, 7.72 x 10.04

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $16.95 (US $16.95)

Publication Date: January 2015

ISBN 9780861662371

Rights: US & CA

Fanfare (Jan 2015)

Price: $16.95


Admitted to a home for the elderly because he suffers from Alzheimer's disease, for Ernest community life feels like an ordeal. But soon he accepts his new environment and decides to fight to escape from giving in to his awful destiny. For the author, the human community is like a library where books are piled up in mountains populated by yellowing paper of dreams and fantasies.

Author Biography

Paco Roca, born 1969, is part of the generation of Spanish authors whose work was first published in the ground-breaking magazine El Vibora. Since then he has created many graphic novels including GOG (2000); The Lighthouse (2004), a story set in the Civil War as a backdrop about an escaping soldier, which was awarded best script by the journal Notices of Tenerife, the top comic award in Spain; Children of the Alhambra (2007), an adventure story about a painter of French nineteenth-century romanticism; Wrinkles (2007), among other awards won the Best Album and Best Screenplay at the Barcelona Comic Festival, The National Comic Award and awards for best album at the Festivals of Lucca and Rome; The Grim Game (2008), a personal view of surrealist painter Salvador Dalí ; Streets Arena (2008), Cartoonist Winter (2010), depicts the life history of cartoonists in Franco's Spain and also won an award from Notices of Tenerife; Memoirs of a man in Pyjamas (2011), is a collection of strips that appeared in the Sunday newspaper Las Provincias and Metamorphosis (2011), is an illustrated book of short stories by Franz Kafka. He also worked as writer and character designer on the animated film adaptation of Wrinkles (La Tête en l'Air), which received the Goya Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.