Comics to Read: Daytripper

This acclaimed, wonderful, amazing comic series is a must read.

Set in modern day Brazil, this tale follows the life of Bras de Olivias Dominguez during different periods in his life.  Every chapter features an important period in Bras’ life and the consequences of his choices.

I was drawn to this book initially because of the creative team of Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba.  These brothers from Brazil have an original style that is unlike any found at the big two.  I had heard of them thru there work on Umbrella Academy (another quirky must read).  As artist’s they have a cartoony style and are not afraid to test the traditional borders of the comics page.  You can check out their blog sketches here.

In Daytripper their writing style reminds me of Junot Diaz or even Haruki Murakami.  They are not afraid to mix magical realism with raw human emotion.

I recommend checking this out.  You can find it at the SLCPL here.

Consequently if you are in the SLC area, I will be hosting a discussion of Daytripper on Oct. 6.  Details can be found here.  So come on down.  It should be good.




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