Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Leaving Us Hanging at Atlantic-Pacific (Tuesday, 5-12-09)

1 train.

Started getting into her on the 2, and then she jetted at Fulton :(.

Rastaman in blue.

So get to the R/M platform at Atlantic-Pacific, a couple of M trains come on express track, going straight to 36th street. Waiting a few more minutes, draw this guy crouching reading on the platform. I see him in the neighborhood alot, he's got a little blond kid and is in teh park alot. When he's not with kid, always got big headphones with antenna, mets hat and paper. Anyway some garbelygook on the speaker another M on the express track. See a conductor and he relates that there is NO southbound local trains. Exit the platform and try to inform other waiting riders. Few listen and continue on their pointless wait. Exit to 4th ave and hoof it down home, late for sitter as usual.....

3 comments:

The Trumplebum said...

I really like that last one of the guy on the cell phone. I live away from the cites and only travel to e'm when I have to. It's just so hectic and people live their lives as if they were made of static, just... jumbled and jarbled, ya know? Anyway, that last picture really captures that feelin' of uncomfortable lack of serenity that permeate crowded cities.

Frickys said...

Just dropping by to say that I love love your sketches. You are so talented catching the essence of each person!

Ami Plasse said...

ahh trumplebum, what you dislike is what i thrive on...