Monday, January 25, 2016

Think of a City - In a Crowd

The various Think of a City pieces I've encountered thus far have been many things, but I think Robert Sammelin's 025 is the first that I would describe as haunting.  It simply raises so many questions, and what little it hints at in the way of answers doesn't seem terribly promising for that woman.  I love it.

1 - A roaring house party is going down, with all manner of people dancing, drinking, and generally having a good time.

WOMAN (tailless): Have you ever felt invisible?

2 - Outside on the patio of the house where the party is taking place.  It's raining.  A young woman leans against the railing, talking towards a young man wearing a hoodie.  The man is leaning with his back against the railing, looking away from the reader.  The party from panel 1 can be seen going on through the glass doors in the background.

WOMAN (1): Like no matter what you say.

WOMAN (2): No matter what you do.

WOMAN (3): Not only can no one see you.

3 - The woman turns to look directly at the man in the hoodie.

WOMAN: They never have.

4 - On the young man.  He pulls back his hoodie and takes out the earbuds he's been listening to.  He turns his head towards the young woman (who is not visible on this panel), an inquisitive look on his face.

WOMAN (tailless): ...and never will.

MAN: Sorry--

5 - Back on the patio.  The young man looks towards where the woman was is, but she is gone.  The young man looks confused; another partygoer nearby shrugs their shoulders at the young man's question.

MAN: Did you say something?

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