I’m done for the night
May 19, 2012 11:13 AM   Subscribe

Since 2007 (or 1997) Dmitry Samarov has been writing and drawing the highs and lows (mostly lows) of driving a cab in Chicago.
posted by Potomac Avenue (21 comments total) 34 users marked this as a favorite

 
These are pretty good.
posted by curious nu at 11:27 AM on May 19, 2012


According to his twitter feed, he'll be quitting driving a cab by the end of June. The only sad thing about that is that he'll probably stop updating.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 11:40 AM on May 19, 2012


The dive bar stuff is great.
posted by The Card Cheat at 11:42 AM on May 19, 2012


reading the stuff on the dive bar while the bar's website is open (autoplaying music and all) is really interesting
posted by The Whelk at 12:14 PM on May 19, 2012


Great post, thanks.
posted by the young rope-rider at 6:12 PM on May 19, 2012


Love this. This is Chicago. Off the Mag Mile there are millions of people working their asses off, trying to get by. It is good to hear this voice.
posted by newg at 6:24 PM on May 19, 2012 [2 favorites]


Oh, he drove me to the airport once! He seemed thrilled to someday not be driving a cab and just doing art/writing fulltime.
posted by melissam at 10:17 PM on May 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


Thanks so much for all your interest.
posted by Samarov at 3:07 AM on May 20, 2012 [12 favorites]


My pleasure. I got a huge kick out of this one.

Just saw that you're doing kickstarter, good luck!

You have a couch in NYC if you ever head out here for book reasons (or fun reasons)
posted by the young rope-rider at 4:48 AM on May 20, 2012


Hooray! Hi Dimitry, you are great.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 5:26 AM on May 20, 2012


To young rope-rider: Thanks for the NYC couch offer. I may need that one of these days...The Kickstarter's going well. 77% there!

To Potomac Avenue: Thanks again for the post. One small quibble: my name's spelled Dmitry rather than (the more logical) Dimitry. I've been correcting people all my life it seems...
posted by Samarov at 9:34 AM on May 20, 2012


Damn sorry man. I'll change the tags but I can't change the post. I have an easily misspelled last name so I feel the pain.

I learned about your stuff through your work at the Classical, which is also excellent. Cheers!
posted by Potomac Avenue at 1:56 PM on May 20, 2012



Great stuff. I love the watercolors and being in black and white gives them some authenticity and compliment your entries quite well especially in the winter.

Samarov, welcome to metafilter !
posted by fizzix at 7:59 AM on May 21, 2012


These are fantastic. Makes me miss the place, perversely enough. Love the lines in the drawings.
posted by mwhybark at 10:55 AM on May 21, 2012


I love when something can be earthy, sublime, and transcendant all at once.
posted by batmonkey at 10:58 AM on May 21, 2012


Makes me miss the place, perversely enough.

Me too. Thanks, Dmitry.
posted by tangerine at 11:23 AM on May 21, 2012


Potomac, why did you list Bourbon Girl as a low?
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 11:29 AM on May 21, 2012


Seemed low to me. But then I was just looking for ways to link some of my favorites.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 12:18 PM on May 21, 2012


Thanks to all for the welcomes and the rest.
posted by Samarov at 2:19 PM on May 21, 2012


The MetaTalk thread made about this post. MetaTalk is a place where we discus things that are not directly related to a thread, often so as not to derail them, or sometimes as in this case to specifically point out when the creator behind a post shows up.
posted by Blasdelb at 3:26 PM on May 21, 2012


These are great, thanks Potomac Avenue and Samarov!
posted by arcticseal at 5:17 PM on May 21, 2012


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