Paul Kirchner‘s comic strip ‘The Bus’ was published in 1978 and appeared regularly on Heavy Metal Magazine for seven years.
In every strip the mundane premise of man waiting for a bus quickly escalates in a surreal and humourous world of labyrinthine cities, weird characters or giant insects. In less than six or eight worldless panels, Kirchner turns a completely conventional situation into a world where it is impossible to refer to the usual categories of logic, scale and dimension.
In the bus, fire hydrant come alive, buses chose to stray away from the law, the distant horizon might be just an arm’s lenght away and the whole world might just turno out to be a two-dimensional panel messing with our sense of depth. (From the Éditions Tanibis’ introduction)
A recent publication collects the entire collection of strips drawn by Paul Kichner and some previously unreleased. You can download a high-res selection on an Imgur posting.
Don’t miss the last strip.
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