Cess of making an animated movie of the story which I look forward to Never heard of her It s just out Be the first on our block and so on So much fun If A Bush Calendar you read this ifou ever meet her The Burial at Thebes you don t even have to call her the somewhat weird Powerpaola because nowou will know that her family usually called her Paola Coca Cola Very satisfying autobiographical comic The artist uses a thin graphic pen that leads her to feature small details in the drawing pimples on a face for example or crumbs on a plate Absolute genius is Power Paola s rendering of textures Each panel has lots of textures plus hatching and cross hatching for shadows Lots to discover inside each of them I also specially liked the full page panels introducing each chapter very much inspired by Frida Kahlo s paintings blood tears distortions mythological animals catholic imagery lack of proper perspective to highlight hierarchies Ecuador and Colombian are illustrated subtly but deftly I can t wait for the next volumes A wonderful graphic memoir about growing up in Ecuador and Cali Columbia PowerPaola s work is created with pure heart and soul and I just love her wonderfully detailed expressive drawings There is a subtle way to see life like if there was nothing than memories to carry on Reading it s pages I felt her solitude her desires her nightmares her future next to the a real friend that never lasts than ten digitsThis Graphic Novel reminded me how few resources made me feel open to read again my family album when we grow old there is no regrets tobe loved. Onestos 50 Years of Silence y brutales Powerpaola pone de manifiesto la necesidad de darle un orden un sentido estético a una serie de acontecimientos a veces significativos pero en general banales” El libro puede leerse de un tirón Vide et plein y posee un humor muy personal femenino directo claro contunden.
Up to the moment at age 18 when the author s family a tenuous construction in the best of times completely falls apart Powerpaola s scratchy art is deceptively sophisticated and I particularly loved the allegorical full page compositions she uses to open each chapter and for god s sake she calls herself Powerpaola how can The Latinos of Asia: How Filipino Americans Break the Rules of Race you not give her credit Wow An eighties coming of age memoir about Paola s who became the artist named Powerpaola experiences with family drugs and sex in Ecuador and Colombia She was born in Ecuador in 1977 and moved to Cali Columbia at an early age Lived in Paris for awhile and now lives in Argentina The odd title is related to a pretty funny story Paola s mother was not supposed to be able to give birth the doctor said it s impossible it must be a tropical virus and other possible explanations so asou can imagine this is a great family story Another great family story is that her mother married a former priest and they had had four daughters Sometimes her Dad the priest said mass for them in the home whether all of them wanted him to or not The story takes place in the eighties and it s a tough time and place to be there politically culturally a time of radical change so it s an interesting story touching on the events of the time the sexism of the time and how the sisters as women fought back and also anecdotes of drugs and sex all in the context of her crazy interesting family It s touching and moving and very funny and the art is great expressive and idiosyncratic As with Persepolis she is in the pro. El relato pasa por temas como la infancia los amigos la familia la religión el dinero la adolescencia el trabajo Punainen kuin veri y el amor La historia explora la búsueda de la identidad personal colectiva en un mundo globalizadoSegún la crítica Catalina Holguín “Con sus dibujos inocentes
An instant classic So good I love Paola Coca Cola I love the art I love the humour I love the story Rarely do I feel like a graphic novel was made just for me A story about being a girl with sisters and a mom childhood and adolescence South America art I read this in Tucson at a bar It was appropriate It s pretty good Weird lady stuff coming of age stuff South American stuff really great and lush illustration stuff CARTOON MEMOIR Make You Mine you never fail me as long asou don t hold back Powerpaola I hope More Than a Princess (The Montevaro Monarchy you have wonderful stuff inou This just scratches the surface I imagine superb Latin American Persepolis in the best sense Just as Satrapi s simple and contrasting bw delivers deep emotional effects Powerpaola s fascinating lines with brilliant sense of storytelling make The Courage to Stand Alone Letters from Prison and Other Writings you teary eyed not because the book is a tear jerker actually of the opposite but becauseou have grown with her and the book is ended Ines Estrada s Introduction perfectly captures my feeling after reading this book It is like reading a diary of a good friend Halftime with Craig you have not metet I want the seuel Powerpaola shows rather than tells while using the potential of comics medium An autobiographical graphic novel a woman growing up in South America in the 90s It was easy to read and uick and enjoyable enough It was personal mundane and forgettable I m left with an overwhelming feeling of meh Maybe it was too familiar as a latinamerican woman from the 90s but not uite enough to make it resonate A sad lovely graphic memoir of a childhood in Ecuador and Colombia leading. Virus Tropical es una narración autobiográfica ue narra la historia de Paola desde el origen de su vida cuando su madre estaba embarazada hasta sus 18 años momento en el ue se independiza The Year the Maps Changed y se va de la casa ue compartía con una de sus hermanas para salir al mundo hacer su vida.