Portugal – Cyril Pedrosa

Image result for portugal cyril pedrosaPortugal by Cyril Pedrosa

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Distributor
Publication Date: December 1st, 2017
Publisher: NBM Publishing
Recommended Age: 13+
Pacing: Slow
Genres & Themes: Graphic Novel, Culture, Family History


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From the author of the acclaimed Equinoxes comes a return to roots that serves as spiritual renewal. 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. The experience proves cathartic. 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 the 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. Continue reading