6 January 2014

Daytripper: Review

Daytripper by Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon

What are the most important days of your life?

Daytripper is a beautiful collection of ten stories by Brazilian twin brothers that uses the quiet moments to ask the big questions.

Orignally published as ten comics, Daytripper follows the life of one man, Bras de Olivias Dominguez. Each of the ten stories features an important period in Bras’s life and each ends the same way: with his death.

Like a puzzle, the stories fit together to weave a complete tale. Each starts up at a different point in Bras's life, oblivious to his death in the previous chapter, whilst at the same time, ends with him dying again. 

Told in non-linear chronology, the story follows him through his entire existence and the many possibilities life holds for us. Like a book, we read ourselves; we write our own stories. Like books, our lives all must have an end:
No book is complete without its end. And once you get there, only when you reach the last words, will you see how good the book is. (Daytripper, Chapter Nine: Dream)
Daytripper, Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon

Daytripper is a story about living life to its fullest – because any of us can die at any moment.