Review of Graphic Novel – “Daytripper,” by: Fábio Moon & Gabriel Bá
“Daytripper” was my first experience with a graphic novel that isn’t superhero or thriller based. I found it trolling along in my local library’s small graphic novel section and was surprised that there are more literary (what I often refer to as “high brow” to my “low brow” style of writing) graphic novels, and had to check it out.
“Daytripper” is about Brás de Oliva Domingos, the child of a famous author and budding writer, though he doesn’t write novels just yet. Right now, he writes obituaries…..and strangely enough, he dies in each chapter. The first time it happened, I was confused, after a few chapters, it was something I came to expect but didn’t really get until I came to this page, and got my big take away from the book:
Once you accept that you’ll die, you can let go and make the best in life. You can cherish the time you have with the ones you love and also use your time wisely to chase your dreams. Pretty wise words and beautiful art to bring home the point.
And you know, I like to add light-heartedness to most of my posts, so here’s my ending thought. I liked this page too…life is like a good book, no matter how much you like the story, one day it has to end….
This is mostly true, unless you’re reading a never-ending series or like me, making a seemingly never-ending slog through editing. :p
Check out “Daytripper,” a surprisingly deep and literary graphic novel with beautiful art and a wise message.