The only word I can use to describe the book is "moving."
Basically, Daytripper tells the story of a Brazilian obituary writer named Bras de Oliva Domingos. Each issue/chapter focuses on a different time in Bras' life. (the title of the issue reflects Bras age in the issue and range from 11 to 76) and deals with the highs, lows and sometime mediocrity of life. Death is a major theme in the book, but not just because Bras writes obituaries writer. The hook with Daytripper is that at the end of every issue, Bras, himself, dies. And we, the reader, sees how that death affects people around him and our choices affect our life. (I would love to see the pitch document for this series).
Despite the omnipresent and inevitable death at the end of each issue, Daytripper is more about life and parenthood and marriage. Bras must come to terms with, how to stop living in his father's shadow, becoming a parent, and the loss of his best friend. The art in the book is equally beautiful and haunting and is perfect for the story being told. By the end, it all makes sense and I will admit to occasionally wiping my eyes while reading this story. Of course, I am a sap.
So, if you haven't picked up Daytripper, you should check it out..