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Chicago - Noisy Tracks by MumblingIdiot Chicago - Noisy Tracks by MumblingIdiot
A comic inspired my trip to Chicago.
It's part of a project about the sounds we encountered.

This one is similar in theme to this one [link] in that it's about the sound of the El Train interrupting conversations, only this one is about the literal sound of it rattling overhead if you're trying to converse underneath.
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:iconobakenaka:
obakenaka Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL
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th555 Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
love this man!
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SuperNorwayChick Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
some things are just not ment to say:XD:
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CeriCopper Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
Y'know... I searched peepee train... and this is the only image that actually showed up. C:
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:iconmumblingidiot:
MumblingIdiot Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Professional
I knew typing in all those keywords would pay off some day.
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:iconcericopper:
CeriCopper Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
You bet it did...and wouldn't you know it, I've ridden on those noisy trains because I live near Chicago. XD
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The-grimm-reeper Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
I kind of know what that's like
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:iconthehiller:
TheHiller Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
Hehe, pretty awesome :D
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:iconmumblingidiot:
MumblingIdiot Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Professional
Thanks!
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:iconbobbymono:
bobbymono Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool storytelling.
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:iconmumblingidiot:
MumblingIdiot Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Professional
Thank you!
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InkyDinkyWho Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL Oh I love it! I know the feeling we used to live right by the railway and omg it was so loud!
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MumblingIdiot Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Professional
Thank you. :D
That must've been annoying. The window next to where I slept in Chicago looked right out onto the tracks and I actually quite liked the sound of it rolling past regularly, though I was probably romanticising it a bit. It would probably get a bit old.
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InkyDinkyWho Featured By Owner May 16, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome. :)
And yes it sucked, we lived right by the place where they hook up the cars so you would hear them crashing into each other and the warning bells going off it was annoying! And then over at my BF house that was like right beside the freaking tracks the trains would go by at about 12:00am and blow their whistle, that about gave me a heart attack the first night.
So anyway your probably guessing now we have a lot of trains around here? Yes we do they swerve in and out of town, over roads, run through the woods and near houses. It's overrun with the things here.
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Jasika Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Professional General Artist
:rofl: LOVE the bit where the train carriage widdles on the speech-bubble! :clap:
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MumblingIdiot Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Professional
Haha, it's not too much then?
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:iconjasika:
Jasika Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
No way! I love your sense of humour, and it goes really well with the way you work :D

Bleugh, talking of work :upset: Jill's work is causing major angst... How did this become the last weekend before the deadline already?! :shock:
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MumblingIdiot Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Professional
I don't know! I haven't done any of it yet. This weekend is going to be laaammme.
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Jasika Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
:doh: Me neither.I have the title of the essay and a paragraph of the personal statement. Not a clue how I'm doing pricing (but it'll probably be based on my hourly rate according to how long I spent on the images. Wow, I have an hourly rate now?)
*sigh...* Personal statements suck.
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vladder Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
:wow:
now that's something I like:
real life story. And My kind of
madness, i think.
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MumblingIdiot Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Professional
Why thank you. Glad you like it. :)

You think?
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:iconvladder:
vladder Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
Yeah, I thnk ;)
And I like it very much. Especialy the
pissing wagon. It's lovely outrageous! :lol:
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:iconlaresistance:
laresistance Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
this is fantastic, man ! great surreal and absurd joke, great drawing and above all superb coloring! keep it up like this
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MumblingIdiot Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Professional
Thanks!
I intend to. Perhaps. But who knows. My path meanders.
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:iconlaresistance:
laresistance Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
hehe, mine too, and that's good. Never be too satisfied, always keep looking, trying and experimenting
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MumblingIdiot Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Professional
That is basically how I approach it. Though my tutors have expressed concerns that it may be counter productive to achieving a 'recognisable style'. Which would make life much easier, but I'm not sure I want one! I just want some kind of recognisable essence that can carry through various styles and approaches.
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laresistance Featured By Owner May 16, 2009
I don't know, I've always tried to work towards a recognisable own style. I always thought that's a pretty hard and big achievement, especially nowadays. But I like your description, "a recognisable essence". I don't think it's necessarily counter productive. An own "style" develops all of the time ( at least that's what I think it should do), and perhaps then it comes close to this essence.
the quest is never over. when you're satisfied with your work and think: this is it, you've failed, because you have to keep on looking, experimenting, etc.
abstract stuff to talk about :)
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RWappin Featured By Owner May 12, 2009   Filmographer
Lmfao, this is the best thing ever. :D

I can definitely relate and contest to this happenstance.
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MumblingIdiot Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Professional
I enjoyed the cartoonyness of it and I can see why you'd appreciate it. :D
Thanks!
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