Daytripper by Fabio Moon & Gabriel Ba
When would you like to die?
Would you like to die on the most important days of your life? What if you do die and you keep dying as you continue to live to your old age?
That’s the premise of the Eisner-award winning graphic novel, “Daytripper” by Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba as they introduce to us Bras de Oliva Domingos who dies. That’s not a spoiler, mind you. It’s a given. Bras dies at the age of 11, 21, 28 until he’s 76. He doesn’t come back to life to die again. He really dies but Moon and Ba show us how his life would have been had he lived for some more years and some more years so we really don’t know when he actually dies.
And as Bras lives on, he fulfills his dreams while having a few crushed. And as we turn the pages, we are forced to reckon with our own lives. What if we die now? And it’s not even the most important day of our lives? What really matters in life and in life after death? It then consequently leads us to the question, are we even ready?
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