The Daytripper and the Casanova

4 04 2011

Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba are the second pair of Sao Paulo twins to make it big recently. In fact after reading about them, I somehow got them confused with the grafitti duo “Os Gemeos” (literally ‘the twins”) whose work adorns walls all over Sao Paulo and now sells in galleries for $40,000 a piece.

The Moon/Ba twins though create a different kind of art: comic books. Or graphic novels, if you prefer.

The pair’s two offerings to date “Daytripper” and “Casanova” have been richly acclaimed for their bittersweet stories and fantastical plotlines. I am yet to read them. Anyone know where to get hold of a copy in Hong Kong?




3 responses

8 04 2011

i brought a copy of daytripper from Germany … it’s really tearjerking good … when I come to HKG (for real) around the 23rd I’ll bring it along.

12 01 2015
The comic book world | ilbonito blog 2007

[…] few years ago I read “Daytripper” – and my head promptly exploded. I had discovered the world of the conceptual adult […]

4 05 2016
Two Brothers | ilbonito blog 2007

[…] Brothers” is a comic book from Gabriel Ba (who also co-authored the superlative¬†Daytripper) adopted from a well-known Brazilian novel by Milton Hatoum. It tells the age-old story of sibling […]

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