For those not yet acquainted with Daytripper, to put it as simply as possible: each chapter follows writer Bràs de Oliva Domingos as he lives through a particularly important moment of his life. These include experiences with family, lovers and friends, but even more powerfully, experiences in isolation, where Brás contemplates his existence and what he's done, wishes to do, or has failed to do with the limited time we're given on this planet. Each chapter of Brás' life concludes with his death. The next episode may take place before or after the events of that which preceded it in the book's running order, with Brás dying again after discovering a new important truth about his life.

In this powerful and poetic fashion, Daytripper encourages the reader to discover an important truth about their life: it could be over today.

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Originally serialized in ten issues by Vertigo throughout 2010, Daytripper has since become  known as the master work of Brazilian cartoonists and brothers Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon. The gorgeously illustrated Daytripper employs (and in some cases innovates) the special language of comics to ends that are at once uplifting and devastating, creating a truly emotional journey into the soul of a man whose life, loves and home seem as intimate as your own.

Daytripper's original issues won Eisner, Harvey and Eagle Awards, and its paperback collection became a New York Times bestseller. Soon to be available as a hardcover for the first time in the US, Vertigo's Daytripper: The Deluxe Edition recompiles the story in an oversized edition with improved paper stock, a wraparound cover and a behind-the-scenes section containing sketches, layouts and other artwork by Bá and Moon from throughout the Daytripper creative process. Courtesy of Vertigo, ComicsAlliance is pleased to present an advanced look at that very special material in the gallery below, including the very first drawings created for Daytripper.

 

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