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Daytripper

by Moon, Fábio.

Format: Print Book 2011
Availability: Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 7 copies
Available (7)
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Graphic Novels GRAPHIC NOVEL Moon
Location  CLP - Allegheny Regional
 
Collection  Graphic Novels
 
Call Number  GRAPHIC NOVEL Moon
 
 
Community Library of Castle Shannon Adult Graphic Novel GRAPHIC NOVEL Moon
Location  Community Library of Castle Shannon
 
Collection  Adult Graphic Novel
 
Call Number  GRAPHIC NOVEL Moon
 
 
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Graphic Novel GRAPHIC NOVEL FIC MOO
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
 
Collection  Graphic Novel
 
Call Number  GRAPHIC NOVEL FIC MOO
 
 
Northland Public Library Graphic Novels FIC MOON GRAPHIC
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Graphic Novels
 
Call Number  FIC MOON GRAPHIC
 
 
Penn Hills Library Youth Y 741.59 MOO
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Youth
 
Call Number  Y 741.59 MOO
 
 
Shaler North Hills Library Non-Fiction 741.59 M [GRAPHIC]
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  741.59 M [GRAPHIC]
 
 
South Park Library Graphic Novels GN NOVEL MOO
Location  South Park Library
 
Collection  Graphic Novels
 
Call Number  GN NOVEL MOO
 
 
Summary
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.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* The Eisner Award-winning Brazilian twins Ba and Moon should be lauded, first of all, for the impressive scope of their 10-issue miniseries collected here. The chapters jump around in chronology, each capturing a decisive moment in the life of Bras de Oliva Domingos, who is at times a novice obituary writer and a famous novelist, an eager son and an absent father, a selfish lover and a selfless friend. We see how his life takes shape through the reverberations of both quiet, lingering moments and epic shifts of unmeasurable joy and tragedy, and when each chapter ends with a different version of his death, the question looms: What would your life mean if it ended today? The brothers' artwork (mostly done by Moon) sets the stylishly shaggy figures in detailed Brazilian cityscapes, pastoral countryside scenes, and even a casually surreal dream sequence or two, shaping the carefully measured and dynamic humanism of the story into a package that displays a level of ruminative (but never navel-gazing) introspection not often found in mainstream comics. A particularly effective look at the different steps life and death take as they dance together, and how each little minideath called change can come to confine, refine, and define a life.--Chipman, Ian Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "A stunning, moving story about one man's life and all the possibilities to be realized or lost along the way. Brothers Ba and Moon take readers through the life of a man named Bras de Oliva Domingos, selecting a series of individual events of great significance to Bras, showing each as if it could be the day Bras dies, and in so doing creating an examination of family, friendship, love, art, life, and death that urges the reader to turn the same careful inspection on their own life. Central is the relationship between Bras, who is first seen as a disgruntled writer stuck in a job writing obituaries, and his father, Benedito de Oliva Domingos, a famous author. Although each section can be years apart, themes all beautifully tie in throughout the work; characters develop as more is learned about them as the story jumps back and forth in time; and moments of Bras' life take on entirely new meanings as events from his possible pasts or futures cast them into new lights. Moon and Ba's artwork is as impressive as their writing, and aided by colorist Dave Stewart the artists/writers render gorgeous cities and landscapes from Brazil across several decades, adding in touches of the surreal when the story calls for it. This is an intense work that promises to bring the reader along on a personal and rewarding journey. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Life change events -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Quality of life -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Brazil -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Publisher New York :Vertigo,2011
Other Titles Day tripper
Contributors Bá, Gabriel.
Audience Suggested for mature readers.
Language English
Notes "Originally published in single magazine form as Daytripper 1-10"--T.p. verso.
Description 247 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 9781401229696 (pbk.)
1401229697 (pbk.)
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