He may be a noted comic book creator… But Paco Roca will soon be taking his creative eye to the big screen.
The 43-year-old Spanish illustrator and cartoonist will make his feature film debut, directing the adaptation of the comic Memoirs of a Man in Pajamas.
Roca, who recently won a Goya Award for his comic book adaptation of Wrinkles, will direct the 2D animation film for young audiences about a 40-something Peter Pan character who has finally achieved his childhood dream: to stay home all day in his pajamas.
Drawing inspiration from Seinfeld and a heavy dose of autobiography, the film is made up of short animated episodes preceded by short presentations by the director in the style of Hitchcock Presents – only in his pajamas.
Based on the comic book published by Astiberri, Memoirs will be produced by Manuel Cristobal of Perro Verde Films with a script written by Wrinkles‘ Angel de la Cruz.
“The project is a way to continue working with a storyteller like Paco Roca and enjoy the possibility of a feature that is also a short series for web and TV,” said Cristobal about the project. “We are looking for brands interested in doing something innovative and fun.”