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The Resource Daytripper, by Fabio Moon & Gabriel Ba; with coloring by Dave Stewart ; lettering by Sean Konot ; [introduction by Craig Thompson]

Daytripper, by Fabio Moon & Gabriel Ba; with coloring by Dave Stewart ; lettering by Sean Konot ; [introduction by Craig Thompson]

Label
Daytripper
Title
Daytripper
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by Fabio Moon & Gabriel Ba; with coloring by Dave Stewart ; lettering by Sean Konot ; [introduction by Craig Thompson]
Title variation
Day tripper
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Presents key moments in the life of Br⡳ de Oliva Domingos, a Brazilian writer and sometime journalist, and the son of a prominent author, as if each episode would turn out to be the day in which he was about to die
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Illustration
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2011.
Review
  • /* Starred Review */ The Eisner Award–winning Brazilian twins Bá 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 Brás 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 (Reviewed 03-15-2011) (Booklist, vol 107, number 14, p33)
  • /* Starred Review */ A stunning, moving story about one man's life and all the possibilities to be realized or lost along the way. Brothers Bá and Moon take readers through the life of a man named Brás de Oliva Domingos, selecting a series of individual events of great significance to Brás, showing each as if it could be the day Brás 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 Brás, 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 Brás' life take on entirely new meanings as events from his possible pasts or futures cast them into new lights. Moon and Bá'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.) --Staff (Reviewed January 10, 2011) (Publishers Weekly, vol 258, issue 02, p)
  • /* Starred Review */ Any day in your life, you could die. Brás de Oliva Domingos writes obituaries for a Brazilian paper but dreams of writing novels like his famous father and seizing love and life as his friend Jorge urges. We glimpse nine episodes in Brás's life: first kiss, glimpse of true love, son's birth, and more—and at the end of each episode comes "what if?" What if Brás dies that day? Readers are presented with nine obituaries for Brás at different ages, i.e., nine endings to his story. The writing soars in evoking the little moments and small meanings of life, as well as in elegies penned after it ends. A warm, nostalgic realism conjuring the beauty and perfection of little moments, the art keeps pace, too. VERDICT From this work's seemingly morbid premise to its memory-lit visuals, Moon and Bá have crafted a life worth living vicariously in all its possibilities and missed chances, extended or cut short. The beautiful, seemingly artless writing reveals the authors as in command of their novelistic subject. Winner of a 2011 Eisner and a splendid find for book discussion groups and fans of literary graphic novels; with occasional nudity and sexual episodes.— M.C. --Martha Cornog (Reviewed September 15, 2011) (Library Journal, vol 136, issue 15, p60)
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10003215
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Moon, Fabio
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Suggested for mature readers
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
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1975-
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  • Konot, Sean
  • Ba, Gabriel
  • Stewart, Dave
  • Thompson, Craig
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True
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  • Life change events
  • Quality of life
  • Brazil
Label
Daytripper, by Fabio Moon & Gabriel Ba; with coloring by Dave Stewart ; lettering by Sean Konot ; [introduction by Craig Thompson]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Compilation. Originally published in single magazine form as Daytripper 1-10
  • "Vertigo"--Cover & spine
Control code
000046866174
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
247 p.
Isbn
9781401229696
Lccn
2010941519
Other physical details
chiefly col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)644663457
Label
Daytripper, by Fabio Moon & Gabriel Ba; with coloring by Dave Stewart ; lettering by Sean Konot ; [introduction by Craig Thompson]
Publication
Note
  • Compilation. Originally published in single magazine form as Daytripper 1-10
  • "Vertigo"--Cover & spine
Control code
000046866174
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
247 p.
Isbn
9781401229696
Lccn
2010941519
Other physical details
chiefly col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)644663457

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