Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Daytripper TP Bookplate Edition – Exclusive to Gosh!

Gosh! Favourites Gabriel Bá (The Umbrella Academy) and Fábio Moon’s (Casanova) first creator owned series from Vertigo made huge waves in the world of comics. It’s about a young guy called Brás, a writer of newspaper obituaries. Each of the ten issues looks in at a different moment in his life – from 32 to 48 to 18 and so on – letting the reader take a daytrip in one man’s existence. And at the end of each issue, he dies.

"A lot of the stuff that happens to us happens to everybody. Everyone tries and struggles to find out what they want in life. There are defining moments when you are growing up that tell you who you are and what you're going to do for the rest of your life. And those are the types of moments that are in the comic."
-- Fábio Moon

The story is set in and Moon’s natural Brazil, which sets it apart from every other comic out there. "When you're done, you actually feel like you've been to another land. You get the flair and flavour of another culture. And they sing to your heart. You read the story, and every character is alive. Everything is pulled from real life. And you get Brazil. You get the culture. You're seeped in their daily lives, and you feel like you've taken a trip into another culture," said editor Bob Schreck in an interview with Newsarama.

It’s a book about one man’s everything, from his loves to his deaths and all the things in between. If you’ve not read it before you can have the first eight pages for free. Craig Thompson (Blankets, Carnet De Voyage) provides the introduction to the collection.

In February, we’ll have a strictly limited 200 copies of the Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate Edition which features art by F
ábio Moon. It’s signed and numbered by both and Moon and you can have it for just the standard cover price of £14.99. If you’d like to reserve a copy or arrange a mail order just drop us a line at info@goshlondon.com.

Due February 3, 2011.