Publishers Weekly looks at Alex Robinson’s upcoming “middle aged guy travels back in time to his high school years” graphic novel Too Cool to be Forgotten:
“When I started out, I wanted to make Andy’s experience as close to my own as possible, since my incentive to do the story was almost like art therapy in that I was trying to figure out why high school looms so large in my mind and how I could try and deal with that,” Robinson said. “I think I realized that wouldn’t work pretty early on, and our lives wound up differing a lot. I think he became a lot more ‘normal’ than I was.
“I was a real loner in high school. I had a circle of friends, which Andy’s friends pretty much mimic, but I never went to parties or dated or anything,” Robinson continued. “I would spend a lot of my free time drawing comics, which must be some kind of lesson: I spent all of high school working on comics so that one day I would make it as a cartoonist and then do a comic about high school.”