PDF/EBOOK Arrugas by Paco Roca
A former bank manager is taken to an old age home
"By His Bitter Son When "his Bitter Son When Rapidly son when his rapidly dementia becomes too much for him to deal with On his first day he meets his new roommate Miguel a sort of geriatric Artful Dodger who shows him the ropes Unaware of his diagnosis Emilio is nonplussed by his new surroundings where the residents spend most of their time sleeping until their next mealMiguel on the other hand is determined not to give in to old age without a fight 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 the residents who can no longer take care of them selves 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 He has no family of his own and he assures Emilio he s never needed anyone but himselfBut as Emilio slips further and further into forgetful darkness Miguel becomes almost desperate to keep his new found friend from being moved to the second floor and devises a daring and dangerous plan to help Emilio hang on to lifeThis is a beautiful beautiful story that handles one of the most heartbreaking and terrible diseases in xistence with a graceful and very loving hand While its true we do see the darkness that comes with this illness the tantrums the violence and the damage done to loved ones Roca also weaves a sort of magic through the narrative through the yes of those who are lost in their foggy memories In one lovely scene Miguel introduces Emilio to Mrs Rose who believes she is on the Orient Express bound for Istanbul The next panel reveals a beautiful young woman with a fur muff staring out the window of a moving train When they leave her room she is once again an old confused patient staring out into darkness This is a story where subtlety counts Because this is a disease that robs its victims of literally verything that defines them Roca recognizes and mphasizes the incredible importance of ven the smallest glimpses of a rapidly disappearing past A tiny rise in the corners of the mouth or a subtle furrowing of the brow conveys volumes about a characterWhen asked how she s coaching a smile out of the otherwise blank faced Marcel Georgette reveals that all she is doing is repeating the word cheater Then the reader Georgette and Marcel drift together into the one shared memory the couple has left the day Marcel brought Georgette to the highest tower he could find because Georgette would only go out with him if he brought her a cloud As the low hanging clouds drift over the young boy and girl she smiles and calls him a cheater There is a deeply moving melancholy in the almost imperceptible smile the old couple share The Lady in Pink every time she says it This book is by turns touching heart breaking and really funny 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 Miguel s antics which could be taken as downright mean spirited instead make him ratherndearing and his gradual deep affection for Emilio that will ultimately lead him to a startling decision feels very real and right There s a real sense of whimsy and delight throughout that I simply was not Eyes expectingI truly loved this book Its a reminder thatven in the grips of such a devastating illness the people it affects are still people Roca is reminding us of the value and surprising beauty in very stage of life Even at the nd when it seems as though the world has forgotten us there is still the possibility of connection of love and friendship BoingThere are books and movies that I hate but recommend to Sinner's Heart everybody They are good books and movies and often times areven great books and movies I recommend them because they are good or great I am able to recognize their nearness to whatever we might be tempted to describe as objective uality They are well composed and well accomplished Their artistry is vident and clear And than that they speak to some integral aspect of the human condition They through craft and talent and ffort and grace say something to the alert reader and often something valuable to the proposal of How should we then liveI recommend these books and movies often and without hesitation Because it is right to do so And yet these books and movies I m talking about I hate them Because ignorance is blissful Because I have a heart Because I am Spirit of the Wolf empathetic Because I am tuned in to ourxistence and its fragilities Because I am not immune to horror or terror Because the metaphorical nights are long and they threaten always the metaphorical days Because I too like many of you can be undone by simple stories told wellOne of the great glories of the comics medium and one that is continually being probed and A Vineyard Christmas explored is its ability to propose a visual narrative reflection of psychological phenomena Dreams visions thou. Introduzir num uotidiano marcado por medicamentos refeições «terapias ocupacionais» sestas de duração indefinida alguns vislumbres de Een Bijzondere Vorm Van Osteosclerose encanto alegria de viverPaco Roca é um consagrado ilustrador guionista autor de comics novelas gráficas Nasceu m Valência m 1969 Hot Shot (North Ridge Book 3) estudou Belas Artes trabalhou brevemente m publicidade antes de abrir Beautifully illustrated and touching story about life in an aged care home The main character grapples with the onset of Alzheimers while in an aged care home The main character grapples with the onset of Alzheimers while roommate runs scams to raise nough cash to Voyage to the Underworld (Star Wars Missions, escape It s not a long story but it touches on so many issues of aging in such a heartfelt but somehow light hearted manner I read it in a single sitting and it left me with an air of melancholy for the rest of the day This was a fantasticmotional read Having put a grandmother in assistant care this brought up all the The First Ghost emotions all over again We all have to deal with aging family members and the stresslove guiltpain I don t want to spoil I ll paste the description below Fantastic if you been through this get ready to be choked up Paco Roca Twolderly residents of an assisted living facility mploy clever tricks to mask their ongoing deterioration culminating in a riotous nighttime breakout With choes of One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest and Cocoon Paco Roca s acclaimed graphic novel suarely addresses the fears of growing old in a work of humor humanity and sensitivity Wrinkles was adapted into a successful animated film in 2011 and has won numerous international awards Wow what a powerful and moving book I ve got a father in a long term care facility and this story particularly hit home This comic makes me feel happy that there s not much history of Alzheimer s in my family and scared that I might Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits!: 4 Keys to Unlock Your Business Potential end up getting it anyway Beautifully drawn finely balanced between humor and drama this graphic novel about a group of spanish folks struggling with senility is a pearl 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 Home of the 3 Star Review If you like comics I would check it out definitelyThis is my firstxperience with Roca s work for which he did research by hanging out at retirement homes The main character is Ernest who has Alzheimer s disease and is not a big community person Along the way he becomes of one making a friend or two along the way There is a sort of One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest scape the home story in it that is a little less funny than Kesey s though intends to make the same basic pointNot many comics focus on old age Comics are for the young largely And ones about Alzheimer s which in an aging population looks something like an pidemic Rare of course This one looks for some temporary hope in friendship and resistance to the tide of despair 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 he shows us what he found in his work visiting retirement homes and it s not all fun and games as you might imagine Still I liked it uite a bit Maybe 38 rounded up Hard and heart breaking but cute and sooo necessary Most of the times we don t want to face how our lives will be when we get old we don t want to consider the possibility of aging We just know how to be young and we believe we ll always #Be So We Turn #So we turn backs to old people banning them from our Humanism every day lives and visiting them just once a week or a month at caring homes or residences not paying too much attention to them We forget they played an important part in our lives and in society and consider them useless We are so wrong Because they are still the person they once were and they still have wishes and hopes and desires Regardless of our age we never stop dreaming 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 thend of it you are never unscathed but it s worth the Smokin' Hot effort The group this graphic novel depicts fights loneliness and isolation by bonding understanding and teasingach other creating a new family in the weirdest of places They Placing Memory even try to fight Alzheimer but that s always a lost battle Slowly forgetting who you are feeling you no longer understand the world around you is the cruelest most terrifying thing But these grandpas and grandmas look at it straight in the face and scream No retreat and no surrender They keep their rebeliousness they loveach other and ven run away in a porsche This story touches me specially because my grandmother suffers from something similar to Alzheimer and she is almost like a baby she just demands affetion love care and protection I guess in a weird way she has grown older just to go back to her childhood or youth at the same time The point is WrinklesArrugas is not only a warning but it triggers in you the need to act and to understand and to love You d think that a book chronicling an old man s abandonment by his son at an old age home and subseuent decent into dementia would be the single most depressing thing you read all yearInstead 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 Emilio. Emílio um bancário reformado sofre da doença de Alzheimer é internado num lar de terceira idade Rodeado de vários outros idosos cada um com um uadro «clínico» distinto com uma personalidade bem vincada vai aprendendo as diversas stratégias para combater o tédio Wanton Nights e arosão da rotina Ao mesmo tempo Emílio os seus companheiros vão tentando. ,
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Ghts motives This has been specially useful In Comics Navigation Mental Disorders1 Comics comics navigation of mental disorders1 Comics all the toolbox of a relentless CGI but married to navigation of mental disorders1 Comics offer all the toolbox of a relentless CGI but married to a driven Dogme 95 production Comics can do anything and that paves the way to a complex psychological narrative one that unveils ffortlessly to the readerMeaning that authors can vividly convey states of being and mind that would be otherwise difficult or costly in other media And Paco Roca uses this gift of the medium to wring out the ಪರಿಸರದ ಕತೆ Parisarada Kathe experiential nature of thelderly in a home for those gradually giving in to the disenfranchisement of the mind suffering through troubles as benign as simple senility or as aggressive as Alzheimer s He does a fantastic job conveying lives surrendered to permanent convalescence He does such a good job in fact that I hate Wrinkles I hate it because it is so good and you should definitely read itWhen I was younger say twenty one or so my brother read me an account of an unpopular man in the 1600s who had been driven from a town while being pelted with stones As a result of the injuries to the man s head his personality character and beliefs changed He was unmade and remade because of a bad afternoon Years later he reverted again to his former self but for me the damage was well accomplished Before I had kids2 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 Cognition the particular way that I perceive the world who I am those are the The Fiend Next Door essentialities to myxistence After all if I am not me then who on arth am IIn Wrinkles Paco Roca underlines circles highlights and writes in the margins of my fear His protagonist Ernest is an older gentleman a former bank branch manager who suffers from Alzheimer s though he rarely seems cognizant of his own suffering The text begins with his admission to an assisted care facility uipped to interact with tenants of varying degrees of dementia Ernest s case when compared with some of the other guests seems almost benign Ernest will live out the remainder of his days here a life mediated through the fog of medicationsRoca uses the toolset of comics to seamlessly transport guests of the home into the world as they are xperiencing it In one moment a man is seventy two and standing alone in a foyer and in the next he is six and is stood up awkwardly before a room of his new classmates 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 legance riding the window seat of the Orient Express Another resident sees members of the Legion The Return of the Carter Boys: The Carter Boys 2 everywhere Another is transported again and again to the moment when he secured the heart of the love of his lifeThis isxcerpted from one of the the happiest most sublime most tragic moments in the book It made my heart soar and drown simultaneouslyThe drama of daily living with a fading mind is told with humour and verve and a lightness of being And I found myself growing and anxious These amusing anecdotes and funny bits and pieces of lives gone askew were toying with my deepest and tremblingest insecurities On the surface I was A Meditation on Murder enjoying Roca s book and the story of Ernest s progressive psychological collapse It s bright and colourful and lovely and well illustrated and well paced3 But in the midst of mynjoyment the terror of xistence roiled and rumbled By the nd I was panicked and undone Roca had done so good a job of Travis exploring the gradual dissolution of selves that I wasntirely xposed 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 And that s the magic of storyReview courtesy of Good Ok BadFootnotes1 EXAMPLESGlyn Dillon s Nao of BrownDavid B s EpilepticJoe Kelly s I Kill Giants2 Now that I have children whom I cherish there are any number of terrors that stalk the corners of my waking xistence Death cancer bullies leukemia pedophiles them growing up to not like me3 Though in what may approach a caveat I will warn that this story about AI Weiwei: Beijing Photographs, 1993-2003 elderly residents in a home like all stories aboutlderly residents in a home includes the obligatory The Bubble Economy: Is Sustainable Growth Possible? escape from the home and joyride awhile trope It was the only moment for me that skirted being a false note But really if you re in a home waiting to die I d guess that this sort of thing probably actually happens not infreuently so I gave it a pass Every man desires to live long but no man wishes to be oldJonathan SwiftOld age should burn and rave at close of day a poet told us and as long as one isn t in that stage of life yet one could tend to agree vigorously with him Assuming that living a life in human dignity reuires a certain degree of freedom autonomy and individuality people sometimes postulate that if they would find themselves debilitating and in a situation deprived of thessentialities of what makes us human and which de. Seu próprio stúdio de ilustraçãoA sua obra é amplamente louvada pela crítica The Social Machine: Designs for Living Online encontra se publicada com sucessom diversos países Rugas foi adaptado ao cinema Collision Course: Endless Growth on a Finite Planet em 2012 o filme foi galardoado com 2 prémios Goya incluindo um para Paco Roca pela adaptação da sua obra As suas ilustrações são publicadas 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10 (Software Studies) em media de destaue como Babelia El Pa?.