Chloe Garcia Roberts

When You Look Up

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Visually stunning, tactile, and mesmerizing, this graphic novel is a debut at the summit from a self-taught Argentinian visionary.

Lorenzo isn’t happy about moving. But in his new room, he finds an old desk with what seems likes hundreds of drawers. Each even has its own smell! Deep inside the desk, he finds a book and begins to read. When he looks up, he sees all kinds of curious things. Has the book come to life? Or is it something else? This is a graphic novel about observation, imagination, and the many incredible lenses through which everyday experience might be perceived if you read.

Guillermo Decurgez, “Decur,”was born in Rosario, Argentina in 1981. He is a self-taught cartoonist and illustrator, and the author ofMerci!, Pipí cucú, Semillas 1, andMi cajón favorito. His work has been published in the newspapersLa NaciónandLa Posta Hoy, and in the magazinesOrsai, Fierro, free lyrics, Ineditadas, andÑ. He has also illustrated “Cents del globe 3,” the board game “The Switcher,” the “Mrs. Holle” stories, “El poroto mágico,” “The almost perfect crime,” and “Ivan, the Fool.” His paintings have been exhibited in France, Spain, Chile, Bolivia, Colombia, La Rioja, Buenos Aires, and Rosario. Decur’s English-language graphic novel debut,When You Look Up, will published in 2020 from Enchanted Lion Books.