Postcards from Home – Roc Herms

275 x 195 mm
422 pages + covers
Design by Bendita Gloria
Printed in seven types of paper (Creator Mat, Biotop, Coral Book Ivory, Symbol Freelife Gloss, Cyclus Offset, Pioneer, Rives Tradition Bico Natural & Chromolux 700)
Soft cover with Biotop 200 gr. flaps
Thread-sewn paperback
Includes 8-page two-ink risographic insert
First edition of 750 copies
ISBN 9788494418754
Price: 40 € + shipping
First edition: 750 copies
ISBN 9788494418754
Price: 40 € + shipping


Postcards from Home compiles more than five years of work, the years in which Home, a virtual community platform created and managed by Sony for its PlayStation 3 consoles, was active.

Roc Herms was part of this community almost from the start, and after feeling astonished by the amount of people who decided to spend the New Year’s Eve of 2009 attending a virtual party, he decided to make his avatar become a photographer and graphically documents all his encounters and conversations, since one of the main characteristics of Home was turning online chats into comic balloons coming out of the characters’ mouths.

All along the book, which can be read as a graphic novel, but also as an autobiography, a graphic feature article or an anthropological study, Roc captures his meetings and chats with several people, which serve the purpose of creating a sort of X-ray of contemporary society and of the changes in habits and behaviour typical of virtual realities.

Read the book’s foreword.