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Portugal - Tome 1 - Portugal (French Edition) (original 2011; edition 2010)

by Cyril Pedrosa (Author), Pedrosa (Illustrator), Ruby (Contributor)

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Title:Portugal - Tome 1 - Portugal (French Edition)
Authors:Cyril Pedrosa (Author)
Other authors:Pedrosa (Illustrator), Ruby (Contributor)
Info:Dupuis (2012), 264 pages
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Tags:graphic novel, en français, read in 2017

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Portugal by Cyril Pedrosa (2011)

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Comics artist Simon Muchat is suffering writer's block, in art and life, but when he's invited to a books festival in Portugal, where his family is from, the country and its people may give him the breath of fresh air he needs. This is just beautiful! The narrator starts off a little whiny, so I was somewhat worried in the beginning, but once we get into his family story, I was completely engrossed - the characters are spectacular and all so odd and real. The art is very impressionist, though, so may take a little getting used to, but Pedrosa's color choices are spot on. And, I understood most of the Portuguese dialogue(!), but that's a personal achievement rather than a requirement for understanding the book - in fact, I think you are NOT meant to understand so you feel more in tune with the narrator. ( )
  -Eva- | Jun 3, 2018 |
Simon scrittore e disegnatore, erede di una generazione di Portoghesi emigrati in Francia, torna alle origini della sua famiglia, riavvicinandosi sia a parenti che al suo passato.
Una bellissima graphic novel, intrisa di musicalità e di lingue diverse; un viaggio nelle emozioni di Simon, indeciso sulla proprie scelte di vita.
Molto belli i disegni con vignette più rigide nella parte iniziale e molto più rilassate quando Simon raggiunge la sua serenità in Portogallo.

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Simon is a writer and an illustrator coming from a generation of Portuguese emigrated in France. He will come back to the origin of his family, getting in touch with his family and their past.
A very good graphic novel, rich of music and various languages; a voyage in the emotions of Simon, uncertain what choice to make.
Very nice drawings, more rigid in the beginning and loose when Simon gets his serenity in Portugal. ( )
  Saretta.L | Apr 8, 2013 |
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"Comics artist Simon Muchat is stuck. Suffering writer's block, uninspired, vegetating as a school art teacher, he is losing direction and his taste for life, until one day he is invited to appear at a comics convention in Portugal, the country his family came from and which he hadn't seen since his childhood. Even though he is not Portuguese himself and is a foreigner there, so many elements are familiar to him. Meeting its lively citizens, full of zest for life, his distant yet welcoming family bringing back fond early memories, all prove reinvigorating, the breath of fresh air he so badly needed. Based on his own experience, Pedrosa narrates this return to his roots in a deeply compelling and warmly human way"--Page [4] of cover.… (more)

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