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Graphic Novel Review: Daytripper by Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba

Daytripper by Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba, is an award-winning 10-issue comic book, collected into a trade paperback, by Vertigo.

Daytripper takes readers on an extraordinary journey through the life of the main character, Bras de Oliva Domingos.

Bras, a newspaper obituaries writer is a struggling writer, trying to step out of the shadows of his successful novelist father, to make a name for himself in the literary world.

Each issue of Daytripper focuses on a specific time in Bras’ life – his innocent adolescence when he was 11; his carefree post-college days in his early 20′s, when he thought anything was possible; his more cautious, career-oriented life during his mid 30′s; his elderly years as a successful writer, in his 70′s.

Each issue presents a different defining moment in Bras’ life and shows readers how it would have ended up had Bras done things differently or taken a different path.

Through its beautiful, subtle but meaningful illustrations, Daytripper tries to define life through death, and reality through dreams.  It’s a story about friendship, love, mortality, and the difficult choices people make to make their lives more meaningful.

Daytripper is a very moving story that will make readers re-assess their own lives, and dreams, and hopefully, to wake up in order to live.
Tags: author: b, author: m, category: graphic novels, genre: contemporary, review
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