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The Winter of the Cartoonist

While structurally challenging, Roca’s massively appealing illustration and masterly sense of narrative make this true story exceptionally compelling.

The House

Celebrated Spanish creator Roca’s (Twist of Fate) cartoonishly drawn characters are juxtaposed against highly detailed backgrounds, showcasing the strange dislocation they feel inhabiting a space that ought to feel much more like home in this melancholy and deeply sympathetic meditation on sibling dynamics and the role memory plays in the grieving process. [Note: a simultaneously released Spanish-language edition is also available from the publisher.

The Lighthouse

Anyone can pick up this volume and enjoy it slowly. Roca's art shines brightest, pulling readers into his world, but it's Francisco's and Telmo's friendship that will haunt them. For fans of Paulo Coehlo's The Alchemist, Yann Martel's Life of Pi, and other stories of friendships that inspire hope.


This heartbreaking but gently humorous story with touching twists at the conclusion gives an empathetic glimpse of the brave humanity of aging people and the challenges in caring for them and will appeal to older teens and up who dare to face their own futures.

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