Who knew buses could be poetic? Paul Kirchner’s comic strips titled “the bus” surround this beloved mode of transport with an air of mystery.

Click through to see more of this series commenting the familiar yet disquieting omnipresence of buses in our lives. A joyous ode to the beauty of the most popular form of public transport, or a gloomier vision of its stifling ubiquity, this is for you to decide.