Scott Pilgrim

Features

NYCC: O'Malley on "Seconds," "Scott Pilgrim" Movie & More

Tue, October 21st
By Cardner Clark

Bryan Lee O'Malley's spotlight panel at New York Comic Con covered "Seconds," the "Scott Pilgrim" film and much more.

SDCC: O'Malley, Fischer Talk "Seconds," Reminisce Over "Scott Pilgrim"

Thu, July 31st
By Ryan Ingram

Bryan Lee O'Malley discussed "Seconds," his new book, reflected on the Scott Pilgrim series and talked about getting old during his Comic-Con spotlight panel

Articles

Fans Gather For "Seconds" at O'Malley's Isotope Event

Mon, July 21st
By Joey Pangilinan

Line It is Drawn: Post-Apocalyptic Comics!

Thu, January 24th
By CBR News Team

Bryan Lee O’Malley Reveals Details About "Seconds"

Thu, August 23rd
By CBR News Team

PREVIEW: "Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life" Color Hardcover

Fri, August 3rd
By CBR News Team

CCI: Oni Press RevolutiONIzes Comics Panel

Thu, July 26th
By Andy Liegl

Nathan Fairbairn Brings Color to "Scott Pilgrim's" World

Tue, July 3rd
By Ryan Ingram

Oni To Debut Limited Edition "Scott Pilgrim" Color Deluxe Packages

Mon, July 2nd
By CBR News Team

James Lucas Jones Gives A 2012 Testim-Oni

Tue, April 3rd
By Kiel Phegley

ECCC12: The Not So Late Late Show With Oni Press

Sat, March 31st
By Daniel Glendening

ECCC12: Bryan Lee O'Malley's "Scott Pilgrim" - In Color!

Fri, March 30th
By Kiel Phegley

Universal Chief Unloads on "Cowboys & Aliens," "Wolfman"

Thu, November 3rd
By CBR News Team

CCI: The Oni Press Panel

Sat, July 30th
By John Scarff

C2E2: The State of the Comicsphere

Tue, March 22nd
By Brigid Alverson

The Punisher, Crosshair, X-Men: First Class: Mar 10th Comic Reel

Thu, March 10th
By Erik Amaya

Six Great Non-Superhero Comic Book Fights

Sat, March 5th
By CBR News Team

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Tue, November 9th
By Erik Amaya

Dark Knight Rises, X-Men: First Class, Miracle Park: Oct 28th Comic Reel

Thu, October 28th
By Erik Amaya

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Tue, September 21st
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Biography

Scott Pilgrim

Over the course of six years and six books, Scott Pilgrim has battled the seven evil exes of his newly minted girlfriend Ramona Flowers while struggling to string together a life with dead-end jobs and musical success via his garage band Sex Bomb-omb, in which he plays bass. Having grown up on a steady diet of video games and manga, it's no surprise that Scott's duels with his girlfriend's former beaus are less like a Jack Kirby knock-down-drag-out and more akin to a scene from the video game "Street Fighter II" - power-ups and all. For this twenty-something Toronto native, life is splayed out in front of him like a video game, with each foe made out like a mini-boss between him and the final victory of happiness with his girlfriend, Princess Peach / "Super Mario Bros." style.

With only a handful of webcomics and two comic books under his belt, cartoonist Bryan O'Malley exploded onto the comic scene with the debut of "Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life," published by Oni Press in 2004. Although the earliest origins of "Scott Pilgrim" are based in part on O'Malley's own experiences when dating his now-wife, the series quickly veered into a quasi-fantasy blend of hear felt moments mixed with a childhood and adolescence comprised of arcades, alternative music and comics - both American and foreign. Described as a "post-manga" comic by O'Malley and popularized for its "video game logic" by critics, "Scott Pilgrim" has in many ways become a poster boy for a youthful brand of English language comics inspired more by overseas manga than the superhero comics that by-and-large dominate the American comic book shelves.

After being lauded by industry peers and mainstream critics, the movie industry took notice and cult film director Edgar Wright ("Shaun of the Dead") stepped in to direct a feature-film adaptation condensing all six books into one film entitled "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World" scheduled for release in August 2010. Fast-rising actor Michael Cera has been tapped to play the titular role, with the supporting cast being filled out by numerous mainstream stars, including "Superman Returns'" Brandon Routh, future Captain America Chris Evans and indie darling Jason Schwartzman ("Rushmore," "Bored To Death"). Although the verdict is out until the movie receipts trickle in, "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World" has cultivated an immensely positive buzz and early screenings have been lauded by directors Kevin Smith, Quentin Tarantino and Jason Reitman. -- Chris Arrant