‘I woke up this time thinking how quickly we learn things. Think of comic strips – I used to draw one called “Petty Proceedings”. You know you mainly draw things in little boxes. One little box can carry you into the next box just a microsecond along in the characters’ lives. Or maybe a million years. Funny, isn’t it? So your eyes move just one small space to the next box and you can be a microsecond along or a million years. We suss all that pretty damn quick. Isn’t that clever of us?’
FINCHES OF MARS, Brian Aldiss (UK) (US)
Connects to: Comics And Time: Dundee, 28 June 2009, and also The Power Of The Novella and Alan Garner’s TREACLE WALKER.