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In mourning of the temporarily and perhaps permanently deceased Fung Wah bus, I thought I’d post this old comic featuring a particularly philosophical trip.
I one time heard this guy in a dive bar say “I’ve probably slept with a thousand women in my life.” And I thought to myself, “Just because you’ve lost count, doesn’t mean it’s a thousand.” Well, now I know how he feels. In terms of riding the Fung Wah rather than sleeping with women, that is.
It feels like a thousand times, because every trip, much like every conquest for the dive bar guy, only cost me $15 and necessitated a hot shower and a day or two of crushing remorse. Click to enlarge.
A number of years ago, when I was living with 6 people in a house we ironically dubbed “Awesomehaus” in Park Slope, one of my roommates, Ben, brought home a package of about 150 headshots of an actor named Peter Kidd. He’d found them next to a trash can on a street in the heart of Park Slope. We became fascinated with the story behind this Peter Kidd — what had happened to precipitate such an ignominious fate for this box of presumably expensive promotional materials? And why the hell did he appear to look like a completely different human being from headshot to headshot?
So, naturally, possessing a 40-foot long hallway and an unhealthy amount of free time, we decided to plaster all 150 headshots along the length of the foyer.
But it didn’t stop there. Another of my roommates, Chop, composed four different tracks to be played simultaneously about Peter Kidd, and during a party where we read “Hamlet”, we forced all of the players to stand in the darkened hallway during intermission as the soundscape blared, scaring the hell out of everyone.
Anyway, I was cleaning out my room, and I found copies of all three headshots in a box I’d forgotten about. So I played around with them, for the legend of Peter Kidd must continue.
This is Part One of a comic loosely based on a bender in the Spring of 2008. Claimer: The characters and events in this comic are meant to depict real-life characters and events if not in what actually happened and what was actually said in so much as the spirit of their characters and the things they basically said. Part Two next week.
This is a subway map of NYC based on ethnicity. I made and submitted it for the NYTimes subway edition because they asked for contribution, and I had no money during the weekend and thus plenty of time. I based the data off of this dude Eric Fischer and some independent research I did because the subway map is different geographically than an actual map of course. Click on the image for a slight closeup.
Here’s the process of creating it. Kind of.