Memoirs of a Man in Pajamas

(Author) (Translator)

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$29.99  $27.89
Fantagraphics Books
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8.68 X 10.71 X 0.77 inches | 1.89 pounds

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About the Author

Paco Roca (Francisco Martínez Roca) is a graphic artist and a cartoonist from Valencia, Spain, who has won several art/writing awards. His graphic novel Wrinkles has been adapted into an animated movie.
Andrea Rosenberg is a translator who has worked on a variety of novels and graphic narratives in Spanish and Portuguese. Her translations of the graphic novels Run For It by Marcelo D'Salete and The House by Paco Roca won Eisner Awards in 2018 and 2020, respectively.


Ingenious, with a spark, and with that tenderness that allows him to say with an endearing smile what in the mouth of others would be an offense, Paco Roca bases his humor on the short distances of personal relationships and on the situation comedy in the style of Larry David.--Santiago Garcia, cartoonist
With plenty of ingenuity, Paco has invented a laughable alter ego, whose clumsiness provides him with plenty of anecdotes. The rest is achieved by pure narrative talent, expressive drawing, and a knack for humor.--Juan Manuel Diaz de Guereñu, comics critic
Roca's simple, elegant linework and expressive storytelling draw readers into his anxieties as he lays them all out, from the mundane to the fantastic. This quirky, slice-of-life chronicle will appeal to fans of Adrian Tomine's The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist and any aspiring comics creator who wonders what it's really like to live the dream -- and may regret they ever asked.-- "Publishers Weekly"
Cartoonist Paco Roca is Spain's answer to Seinfeld as he satirizes modern life through his relatable vignettes.-- "Library Journal"
Newcomers to Paco's work will appreciate how much of themselves they will find in these vignettes and the outstanding blend of satire and realism throughout the book.-- "PopCult HQ"
Think of this as a bonus track while we wait for his next groundbreaking album: an illuminating, comedic look at Roca the man, not just the artist.-- "Cinema Sentries"
Memoirs is a semi-autobiographical comic strip that makes you relive everyday stress, manifested into a weak and cowardly man who happens to be the book's author.-- "AIPT Comics"