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Daytripper TP

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 167.64 x 256.54 x 17.78mm | 362.87g
  • DC Comics
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, colour illustrations
  • 1401229697
  • 9781401229696
  • 6,927

About Fabio Moon

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).show more

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The acclaimed DAYTRIPPER follows Bras de Olivias Dominguez during different periods in his life,...show more

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17,621 ratings
4.3 out of 5 stars
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4 29% (5,041)
3 12% (2,119)
2 4% (656)
1 1% (250)

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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.show more
by Nicola Mansfield
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