Readers of The Lost Art

Quotes of the Readers of the Lost Art

September 25th, 2006

The following gems of wisdom have all been pronounced at meetings of the Graphic Novels group. Names have been hidden to protect the guilty.


The universal review (originally said of AILEEEN, but applicable to oh-so-many more books, graphic or otherwise)

“Well, it’s not that bad. But, it’s not very good, either.”


The universal review, part II

 “It will be a classic comic. Once the universe has totally forgotten how to comprehend English.”


On alcohol

“I fear I’m suffering from the fallacy that, because one drink makes me feel good, more drinks will make me feel gooderer.”


On reasoned debate

(In tone of great indignation) “Well, there’s HAVING AN OPINION, and then there’s KNOWING WHAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT.”



On time management

“Why do I always end up organising social events?”

“You need to learn to delegate.”

“Alright, it’s your turn.”


On staying on topic

“That’s very interesting and insightful… but what did you think of the book?”


On waiting for food:

“This is taking a while… perhaps they’re having to hunt down our dinner.”

“Yes, but I’m having chips. The potato is a very still prey!”