After years of writing, producing and directing movies, French filmmaker Benoît Cohen was burned out by his profession and searching for new creative inspiration. A resident of New York City, Cohen decided to become a New York City cab driver and use the job to explore the great city for the possibility of fresh urban experience in the most direct way possible. His new graphic novel, Yellow Cab, uses the moody, crisply rendered black and white drawings of artist Christophe Chabouté to track the drudgery and delays encountered during the winding bureaucratic journey required to get a taxi license, as well as Cohen’s plunge into the wildly diverse world of New York City cab drivers and the social managerie of passengers they carry. In this 11-page excerpt, Cohen finally receives his license after months of delays, gets a yellow cab, and heads out into the streets of New York City for the first time. Yellow Cab by Benoît Cohen and Christophe Chabouté will be published by IDW in May.