Daytripper

Daytripper

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Overview

The acclaimed Daytripper follows Bras de Olivias Dominguez during different periods in his life, each with the same ending: his death.

Daytripper follows the life of one man, Bras de Olivias Dominguez. Every chapter features an important period in Bras’ life in exotic Brazil, and each story ends the same way: with his death. And then, the following story starts up at a different point in his life, oblivious to his death in the previous issue—and then also ends with him dying again. In every chapter, Bras dies at different moments in his life, as the story follows him through his entire existence—one filled with possibilities of happiness and sorrow, good and bad, love and loneliness. Each issue rediscovers the many varieties of daily life, in a story about living life to its fullest—because any of us can die at any moment.

Poignant, heartfelt and thoughtful, this comics landmark is one of the most transcendent pieces of graphic storytelling ever to hit the printed page. Brothers Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba truly compose one of the industry's masterworks.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401229696
Publisher: DC Comics
Publication date: 02/08/2011
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 66,323
Product dimensions: 6.46(w) x 10.04(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Twin brothers and multiple Eisner Award winners Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon were born in Sao Paulo on June 5th, 1976 and have, in one way or another, been telling stories ever since. Gabriel is the artist for the bestselling comics series The Umbrella Academy (Dark Horse), written by My Chemical Romance front-man Gerard Way.

Twin brothers and multiple Eisner Award winners Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba were born in Sao Paulo on June 5th, 1976 and have, in one way or another, been telling stories ever since. Fabio is an artist for the popular Hellboy spin-off series B.P.R.D (Dark Horse).

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Daytripper 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gerard way--MCR--Umbrella academy-- likes it, so it must be good. Yeah?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome concept. Makes you really think about life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Exceptionally thought provoking... give it to your friends that dont respect graphic novels
jasonli on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"Daytripper" is a literary graphic novel about the life of Brás, a writer in Brazil. Lushly illustrated and using an interesting, recurring narrative structure, Moon and Bá weave the story layer by layer with words and images.While it's literary device is unique, the characterization is weak and plot drags on after the fourth or five recurrence in the pattern. It's audacious, and does bring something new to the table being set in Brazil, but like "Asterios Polyp," it's a book that seems to have favored interesting plot devices over a solidly told story.
quantumbutterfly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When your job is writing obituaries for the recently deceased, perhaps it's inevitable that you'll look at certain days of your life and wonder what someone would write if you had died that day. This is the life of Bras, whose father is a noted author and is seeking to find his own voice. Each issue/chapter looks at some significant day in Bras' life, his interactions with family, friends, coworkers, and lovers, and getting a freeze frame of that period. The writing is excellent and the view into Brazilian culture brought smiles to my faces. Those who are familiar with African traditional religions will also likely recognize a minor character quickly.
Smiler69 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In this fantasy story, we follow one man through random stages in his life; during his 20s while traveling with a buddy, as a small child in the country family home, as a middle-aged man about to have a baby, and so on. But the twist is that every one of the episodes ends with his death. An unusual premise which inevitably leads one to ponder metaphysical questions. The illustrations were good in the comic book style and the colouring was absolutely beautiful. A surprisingly mature topic from this young and ambitious duo of talented artists. I liked. A lot.
GreenQuill on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book has some of the most beautiful illustrations I have seen, but more than that, the story-telling is very deep and philosophical. It leaves the reader contemplating about life and death and all the moments in between that really make life special.
ElizaJane on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Reason for Reading: Honestly, I would not have chosen this book myself and simply started to read it as I'd been sent a review copy. I had no idea what to expect and again, honestly, wasn't sure I'd even like it.This book is exquisite! Bras de Olivia Domingos is the only son of a famous Brazilian author, and a miracle child to his mother, who himself is an aspiring author but at the moment has the lowly job on a newspaper as obituary writer. This story takes a look at Bras' life, a day at a time. A random day, each chapter focusing on a different age, going back and forth from young to middle age to youth to elderly and each day ends with his death. These are the possibilities of his life; throughout we are given a whole life story of Bras and yet we see how his life could have ended any day. Heroic deaths, tragic deaths, accidental deaths ironic deaths; they are all possibilities.The twin brother author/illustrators show the reader how much death is a natural part of life. How one must respect each day of life as if it were the last. Live each day in a way that will honour yourself (your soul) should this be your last one. What will your obituary say about your life? Will it say you died as you lived? But not only is the book about death but about life as well. When do you truly start living your own life? Bras' mother retells the story of his birth over and over throughout the years nicknaming him "miracle child". Do you start living when you are born? Or when you start to love? Or is it when you reach your goals? When should one stop waiting for life to begin and start living it?Each chapter is like a short story with a trick ending and yet they are all related and a pattern develops and a life starts to take form. One sees missed opportunities, misspent youth, true defining moments in a life and finally after all the possible outcomes, not exactly what most would call a happy ending, but a life well lived. I don't know whether the authors are Catholic but Brazil does have the world's largest Catholic population and I noticed several rosaries in the illustrations. I bring this up because as I was reading I couldn't help thinking how pertinent the story was to the Catholic way of life. Catholic theology asks us to always try to live each day prepared spiritually to enter Heaven as we never know when our time on earth will end or when the day of Christ's return will come.A stunning, compelling, breathtaking read! This is the book you bring out if you still know people who think graphic novels are somehow lower on the literary spectrum than "real" novels.
callmecayce on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A moving, touching and beautiful story about a man's life -- expect that each story encapsulates how his life could've gone and then he dies. It's beautiful, not just because the drawings are fantastic, it's beautiful because the stories are. The characters, not just Bras, but his family, friends and coworkers. We're given such intimate contact with them that ends of each of the stories are like a punch in the gut that leaves us wanting more. I loved this book, even though I was slightly apprehensive about the content. Don't let that stop you.
andreablythe on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Brás de Oliva Domingos lives in the shadow a famous and renowned author in Brazil. He tries to find his own voice as a writer, as he works at the local paper writing obituaries. This graphic novel is a touching journey of one man's life, jumping back and forth from adulthood to childhood and back again. One of the things I love about this book, in addition to the quiet tone and gorgeous art, is that each chapter ends with Brás's death along with his obituary as it would have read if his life ended at the moment. You get a sense of what he learned and what he would never learn, never get to do at that moment. It made me think of how life is like that sometimes, full of endings, everyday finalities, which allow us to open the door to new beginnings.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
The story I liked and that art style. Wow was it beautiful at times. Really good read.
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Just amazing
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Wow!! This is a fantastic book. Very meaningful and edifying.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is about life. This book is about death. This book is about everything in between: family, friends, lovers, relationships, and choices. It is well written and well illustrated. The presentation order of the story's events and how they all link together make this a very interesting read. Without revealing too much, I was drawn into this book enough that I legitimately cried while reading the last few pages. A must buy.
Slim4Bookmark More than 1 year ago
Will review when I read the book.