Paracuellos
Volume 1

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  • Paracuellos is a work of great courage, created at a time when telling the truth about Spain’s political past could get one killed. It is arguably the most important graphic memoir ever created in comics.

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Product Description

  • Artist
    Carlos Gimenez  
    Author
    Carlos Gimenez  
    Binding
    trade paperback  
    Cat No.
    3544044  
    Genre
    Biography  
    ISBN
    9781631404689  
    Previews
    Previews January 2016  
    Publisher
    IDW  
    Series
    IDW  
    Type
    Graphic Novels  
    Volume
    1  
    Wednesday Comics
    Wednesday Comics 09/03/2016  
  • Paracuellos is a work of great courage, created at a time when telling the truth about Spain’s political past could get one killed. It is arguably the most important graphic memoir ever created in comics.

    Carlos Gimnez’s autobiographical account of the plight of children in post-World War II Fascist Spain has won virtually every comics award in Europe, including ‘Best Album’ at the 1981 Angoulme Festival, and the ‘Heritage Award’ at Angoulme in 2010.

    In the late 1930s when Spanish fascists led by Franco, and aided by Hitler and Mussolini, overthrew the elected government, almost 200,000 men and women fell in battle, were executed, or died in prison.

    Their orphaned children-and others ripped from the homes of the defeated-were shuttled from Church-run ‘home’ to ‘home’ and fed a steady diet of torture and disinformation by a totalitarian state bent on making them ‘productive’ citizens. Carlos Gimnez was one of those children.

    In 1975, after Franco’s death, Carlos began to tell his story. Breaking the code of silence proved to be a milestone, both for the comics medium and for a country coming to terms with its past. An illustrated essay by Carmen Moreno-Nuo, Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies at the University of Kentucky, places the comics in historical perspective.

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