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Los Pirineos

the mostly true memoirs of Esperancita Gómez

Los Pirineos Comp Book

What is Los Pirineos?

Literally (Los Pee-ree-nay-os) means The Pyranees, but for my family it meant a ranch high in the Andes, and for our heroine, Esperancita Los Pirineos meant freedom.

Los Pirineos, the mostly true memoirs of Esperancita Gomez, is a fictionalized graphic memoir chronicling a young girl’s upbringing in and eventual exile from Colombia told through the lens of childhood imagination. Researched on location in Colombia with the help of a grant from the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (NALAC), and featuring Sara Woolley’s award winning illustrations and story and by Leila Gomez Woolley, Los Pirineos is at once deeply personal while giving voice to a common childhood immigrant experience.

Click here to read more about Sara Woolley

Click here to read more about Leila Gomez Woolley

Sample images from Chapter One of Los Pirineos:

Gomez Family Tree

Los Pirineos Book News: Feb 2012 Update

Plugging along, working on the remaining chapters to this exciting graphic memoir. I just recently shared my art “outtakes” on my general blog which I would love to share with you all. Please click on over to my Sara Woolley Blog to take a peek. Would love to hear your thoughts!

11 Comments Post a comment
  1. Hernan Gomez #

    Beautiful work Sara – I can’t wait to see more! Hernan.

    October 23, 2011
  2. Gorgeous… Absolutely love it… Reminds me of The Books of Magic, or Stardust, of the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. There’s something very appealing about Victorian-esque comic art.

    October 28, 2011
    • SW admin #

      Wow! Thank you so much Simon! What a complement! I LOVE Startdust and the League of extraordinary gentlemen… please keep checking back… more up very soon!

      October 29, 2011
  3. Carol Richardson #

    Sara, This is amazing! I can’t wait to see more…looking forward to the day when I can see it, you & Nick in person! Beautiful work.
    Love you!

    November 4, 2011
  4. Love your work! I’m hoping Los Pirineos will also be available for ipad?

    July 26, 2012
    • That is what we are aiming for! WHen its available you’ll find out here. :)

      July 26, 2012

Trackbacks & Pingbacks

  1. Sara Woolley and Leila Woolley receive grant | Sara Woolley
  2. Chapter One is COMPLETE!… Welcome to Los Pirineos! | Sara Woolley
  3. Process process process… Who was it that said it is about the journey, not the destination? | Sara Woolley
  4. Learning to Craft the Perfect Pitch at the New York Writer’s Workshop Pitch Conference | Sara Woolley
  5. A Milestone for Los Pirineos! | Sara Woolley

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