Too Cool To Be Forgotten by Alex RobinsonToo Cool To Be Forgotten by Alex Robinson

Too Cool To Be Forgotten

byAlex RobinsonContribution byAlex Robinson

Hardcover | August 4, 2008

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From the critically-acclaimed cartoonist behind Box Office Poison and Tricked comes the delightful 2 Cool 2 B 4Gotten, a story of second chances.
Andy Wicks is a forty-something father of two who's making one final attempt to quit smoking: hypnosis. He's skeptical it will work, but is stunned to find that when he emerges from his trance, he's fifteen years old — and it's 1985! Is he doomed to relive the worst four years of his life or will this second go-round finally give him the answers he's been missing all his life? If nothing else he'll finally get to ask out Marie Simone from history class...
Alex Robinson has written and illustrated several graphic novels, including Too Cool to Be Forgotten, Box Office Poison, Tricked, and Our Expanding Universe. He and his work have won several industry awards, including the prestigious Eisner Award and prize for best debut in Angouleme, France. Space considerations prevent us from listin...
Title:Too Cool To Be ForgottenFormat:HardcoverDimensions:128 pages, 7.81 × 5.75 × 0.6 inPublished:August 4, 2008Publisher:IDW PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1891830988

ISBN - 13:9781891830983

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Essential graphic novel reading Robinson's latest was excellent and satisfying. It was also moving and i felt choked up and pained while reading it. It's a tender tale of strife in adolescence, wrapped in reflection and healing rendered through the metaphor of time travel. I really enjoy how with his art, most of the time he uses a straightforward and consistent style, so as to not make you conscious of story-telling, but then at key moments employs abstraction and surrealism, to raise a crescendo for emotional crises. a perhaps unnecessary warning: by the time I was 40 or 50 pages in, I was feeling like it was a bland story about a bland person having generic universal reflections on youth and wondered how something so trite could come from a master of graphic story-telling. a few dozen pages later I felt shamed for my lack of patience. I hadn't been patient to warm up to the character or let the reality of his experience sink in--which was necessary to be in place before the story became unique. this is an essential read in graphic novels. as an aside, I was happy to read it got optioned for a film. while i would be shocked if the film gets made or does any justice to the book, i was pleased to know he was getting a fat paycheck for the book. even terrible film adaptions are usually good for a writers career and bank account!
Date published: 2010-04-08

Editorial Reviews

"This is Alex Robinson's best book, and one of the rare comics not written by Stan Lee to perfectly capture the tragedy and triumph of being a teenager. Totally recommended." —Brian K. Vaughan, author of Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina, and Saga"My favorite comic of the year." —Jeff Smith, creator of Bone"With this slim volume, Robinson cements his reputation as a master cartoonist." —Publishers Weekly"Touching and funny ... By the story's end, wish fulfillment has become something much more challenging and, frankly, beautiful. There's a lot going on in this little book." —Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing