Through Bras, we meet a relationship with a father who is also a famous writer. The struggle of a young a writer yearning to fill his books with words worthy of his predecessors. A writer who wanted to write about life but only writes about death.
We meet dreams on the shores and waters of that singularly defining holiday in the youth, his trip to Salvador, a mysterious inexplicable attraction that connects two people.
Eventually, we also meet the heartache of an empty apartment after a shredding separation from someone, something and someplace we lived our lives with. And that desert of a billion people and a room full of beautiful faces and yet there is only one face we are searching for. A rendezvous with the search for love and holding on to what is most precious and a sparkling exchange of a glance in a store, that fixes even the most broken of hearts.
Through death, you meet life.
The Eisner Award-winning DAYTRIPPER follows Bras de Olivias Dominguez during different periods in his life. Every chapter features an important part of Bras’ life in exotic Brazil. Each story ends the same way: with his death. The following story begins at a different point in his life, oblivious to his death in the previous chapter. Bras dies at different moments in his life [chapters end with an obituary about Bras], as the story follows him through his entire existence-one filled with possibilities of happiness and sorrow, good and bad, love and loneliness. Each story rediscovers the many varieties of daily life, in a story about living life to its fullest-[because death can find us at the next turn].
-Excerpted and edited from Amazon.in
What the creators Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba have to say:
Have you ever realized how our lives can change at any given moment? Have you noticed how we can plan ahead all we want, but we’re always surprised by the unexpected? And that, afterwards, we end up with a sum of moments, both good and bad, that really define who we are, what we want, and what we love? Well, such roller coasters of ordinary life happen every day, and that’s what DAYTRIPPER is about.
Let us all now meet Bras de Oliva Domingos, wannabe writer, and follow him around as he tries to figure out his life. Let’s put ourselves in his shoes and see where they take us. Let’s see the boy he was, the young man who dreamed about life, and the man became. Let’s learn his secrets and try to keep them. And if we fail and spread them around, then maybe soon enough people will start asking: “Have you met Bras? Because every issue of this series will present a new chance to meet him, just like every day presents us a chance to meet a new friend. We will love or hate him? Will he break our hearts?
More questions but that’s the point.
As we write this, it’s raining outside, but yesterday was sunny. We have no clue about tomorrow. Every day holds a mystery, one you might have all the pieces to, but that you’ll only fully understand once you live it. For DAYTRIPPER, we all will have the pieces of Bras life in our hands, and every day we might get closer to putting the puzzle together. We’re embarking on a trip to find out more about this puzzled life- both his and ours- and maybe with a foreign look into all this familiarity, we can see things with fresh eyes.