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EL FARO by Paco Roca

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By one of the most brilliant new talents in comic art in Spain, author of the world-wide bestseller "Wrinkles".

Francisco, a wounded, despairing 16-year-old Republican guard in the Spanish Civil War, is trying to flee to freedom by crossing the French border.

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In his escape, Francisco encounters an old remote lighthouse, far from the warring factions. He is granted shelter by Telmo, the aging operator of the lighthouse. As Francisco recuperates, Telmo's tales of epic adventurers who sailed the lost seas and discovered worlds unknown reignite the spark of life in the young soldier. 

Paco Roca 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); 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 ; Cartoonist Winter (2010), depicts the life history of cartoonists in Franco’s Spain and also won an award from Notices of Tenerife. 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.


  • Age Adults
  • Binding Hardcover
  • ISBN 9788492769261
  • Language Spanish
  • Pages 64
  • Product Dimensions 17.9 x 25.4 cm.
  • Publisher Astiberri

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