Youre riding the bus to work again along with all of the regulars. Theres Katerina, the Ukrainian expatriate who cant seem to keep her feet still. She speaks to you once in a while, but in brisk and incoherent sentences, as if quoting the headlines in the days paper. Then theres Man #1 through 8, with the jacked-off face and standard suit, nearly invisible, and, of course, the sex-stricken grandmother who strategically falls on you once in a while, just to give you a tongue-sodden kiss on the cheek. The prune cant keep her hands off your junk. Maybe youre disgusted by it all, having no faith in the Christ complex. If youre anything like Daniel Davis, though, creator of the webcomic Steam Crow Monster Commute, you probably find inspiration in your surroundings, no matter how mundane. The comic, an elegy to his own daily three-hour commute, will be unveiled at this launch party.
Sat., Sept. 13, 7-10 p.m., 2008