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Daytripper by Fábio Moon
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Aug 29, 11

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Elegant and smoothly executed, Daytripper performs in comic-book form an old literary trick, or rather an even older musical trick; playing variations upon a theme, the Bá twins weave an endearing reflection on life and death. Each of the chapters, originally serialized stand-alone issues, work on their own as an insight on a particular aspect of life, and together they create a pattern which is as heartfelt as their color palette is warm. Filled with lush colours that perfectly complement the firm traces of their style, which is reminiscent of Will Eisner's, the art makes the story flow perfectly and what would otherwise might fall dryly into literary commonplace becomes an exquisite graphic narrative.

Oh, and on the plot side - Daytripper follows the last day in the life of Brás de Olivas Domingos, Brazilian journalist and would-be writer, through the many iterations this last day takes. Don't dwell too much on it, go and read it.

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