Every once in a while I make a strip that, once finished, I get the feeling it makes no sense, or is wayyyy too obscure a joke, severely diminishing the amount of people that will find it funny. This one is a good example.
I believe that today’s strip shall join it in randomness infamy.
So, I was riding the train into Brooklyn over the weekend, and right around 34th street, a woman and (I assume) her boyfriend ran into the train car I was in. They (very intensely) stared around at everyone in the car for a few moments until the girl finally blurted out,
“IS THIS A Q TRAIN?”
People seemed to be a bit taken aback by how she was speaking; no one immediately answered. Then she got right up into some older man’s face and yelled at him, “IS THIS A Q TRAIN?”
The man seemed frightened by her, and began to turn away, the girl leered and in one of the nastiest tones I’ve heard spat out, “Is this a $#*^%&# Q train?”
I had heard enough of her at this point, stood up, and walked over. I calmly stated, “Yes, this is a Q train.”
She turned my way, gifting me a sneer and the evil eye. “Yeah, how do you know?” she said.
I pointed to a big sign on the wall that said “Q TRAIN.”
“Yeah, well… is this the one that goes to Brooklyn?”
I pointed to the sign again, where, yes, it happened to mention that we were Brooklyn bound.
Her mouth opened and closed wordlessly a few times, unsuccessfully trying to put together a comeback. She nodded to her boyfriend and they went to the other side of the car, away from the people that were now giggling at them.
So, I went to MOCCA on Sunday for a few hours to see all the comic booths… it was a ton of fun! I picked up a ton of little business cards and free bookmarks and stuff. While they were all really cool, one guy stood out in particular: Will from Thorneater Comics.
I was brought in by his “I’ll draw you for a dollar” sign and asked him for a doodle. So, ladies and gents, is Will’s rendition of yours truly:
I look hawt.
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