Subway Stories # 6: Joe Decie

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joedeciesubwaysmallBritish cartoonist Joe Decie fudged the rules for Subway Stories a bit. And we might have complained, too, had he not submitted such a beautiful strip. He apologized anyway, though, telling us, “the character and events in my strip are not real, although the places are.”

We sort of guessed at the former, given that what images of Decie are available online don’t seem easily mistaken for those of a bald elderly man. The location, too, should be familiar to those who have spent any time in Brooklyn or the Bronx.

As for Decie himself, you can find more of his work over at Top Shelf 2.0, as well as some insight into his favorite brand of whiskey—an important bit of information, if you’re looking to make friends with a cartoonist.

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7 Comments to “Subway Stories # 6: Joe Decie”

  1. Dustin | September 2nd, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Is Grandpa Al making a trip to a train yard to lay down some spray-paint and make some wicked graffiti artworks?—cool.
    Really nice work there Joe Decie; it is wonderfully written and paced and, that twist that allows the audience to tie everything together, absolutely brilliant! A great spin off of the classic “back in my day” sort of tale. (Kind of a strange message to this mid-western kid though, but I like it.)

  2. Michael A. Gonzales | September 3rd, 2009 at 11:40 am

    That was a wonderful piece; I recently wrote a graff story about back in the day New York that can found here:

    http://weblog.liberatormagazine.com/2009/09/bombing-babylon.html

  3. Sarah McIntyre | September 4th, 2009 at 1:44 am

    Brilliant!

  4. Joe Decie | September 4th, 2009 at 1:45 am

    Hey Dustin,
    What you read was only the first page of the story (the rest was missing) It’s now updated with the conclusion that you’d already reached. Hope you still like it!

    Hey Michael,
    I read your story… fact or fiction?

  5. Michael A. Gonzales | September 5th, 2009 at 11:49 am

    fiction…

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