Graphic Novel Review: Edgar S. Martinez

A picture indicating the start of a new chapter

The graphic novel that I chose to read and review is called Daytripper by Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba. The premise of this graphic novel is what really got me into the novel as it follows Bras de Olivia Domingos. Bras is an obituary writer living in Brazil and Daytripper follows him throughout his life. However each chapter is a different point of his life and each chapter ends with his death and his obituary. Daytripper is about what it means to live and the different things he has learned.

The drawing style and iconography of this graphic novel is very colorful and realistic. The colors are what you would expect from the real world but every once in a while the author uses vibrant colors to contrast certain things from the backgrounds. The line work and style of the graphic novel add some sort of depth and weight to the tone. The scratchy lines add realism to the art style which is what this graphic novel is going for. Color is used very well as it is one of the most colorful and beautiful graphic novels that i have seen, as even mundane environments and scenes are filled with color. The image above is a good example of how vibrant colors are used to contrast the duller backgrounds.

Another Picture of Daytripper. The end of a chapter

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