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Daytripper

By Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá (Vertigo)

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Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá are Brazilian twins whose distinct art style has added flair to several comic-book series. With Daytripper, the twins take on art and writing duties to create a graphic novel that is beautiful and thought-provoking. The book, about an obituary writer living in Sao Paulo, meditates on life and death in equal measure, showing that you can’t talk about one without exploring the other. It is sweet and uplifting without being saccharine, down to earth but with a touch of the fantastical. Seeing as there’s pretty much no broader theme than mortality, Daytripper should strike a chord with just about anyone who’s not immortal.

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