Readers of The Lost Art

Quotes of the ROTLA, 2021

December 15th, 2021

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

An alternative take on housekeeping

‘It’s easy to deal with dust, just put some books on top of it.’

On having an low view of Adrian Tomine’s latest

‘You read the comic and you just want to say, for God’s sake, man, you’re 40 years old, get on with it!’

An entirely new genre?

‘“Not achieving what you set out to do comics”, it’s a whole new genre.’

A previously-unexpected career

‘I’ve been a giant floating head, it’s over-rated.’

 And Noel Edmonds hasn’t been seen much recently, either…

‘Mr Blobby’s eaten about four children by now, hasn’t he?’


‘The Johnny Cash Theme Park!’

 On giving up on being trendy…

‘I’m never in the loop, it went away without me several years ago.’

 Undue humility?

‘I have a theory which is better than I think it is!’

We’ve all been there

“My brain is timing out.”

And the ‘Alien’ mythos, too

“Ridley Scott ruined my big break in comics”.

On life choices

“I literally had two doors in front of me I could walk through. One was labelled ‘Crime’ and the other ‘Graphic’ [pause] …but only one of them had cookies.”

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