bryan lee o’malley

What’s even better than Scott Pilgim? More Scott Pilgrim, right? You’ve had to wonder if after the hugely successful film adaption we’d see more comics follow? Oh wait – the film was a flop because today’s audiences are stupid and couldn’t recognize something epic and awesome if it bit them on the ass. But Scott Pilgrim vs. The World was the critic’s and nerd’s darling, we just gobbled it up and wanted more! After the comic books you might have been left with a craving for more, but there wasn’t any more to be had.

Could we eventually see more Scott Pilgrim from creator Bryan Lee O’Malley?

I have to be honest, if I was doing a new scott pilgrim book in 2012 I could make a LOT of money and get a LOT of tumblr notes (lol). But listen, I’m really married to the idea that stories have beginnings, middles and ends. I set out to make a story that had an ending. I’m always bummed out by manga that goes on for 30+ volumes and just seems to be going nowhere. I set out to tell the story of Scott and Ramona in this limited scope. I think I was only like partially successful all-around, but I at least accomplished my goal.

If I do more Scott Pilgrim stories in the future, it would have to be a ‘new saga’ that had a different focus. I’ve had a few ideas for that, but I don’t have any specific plans to return to SP anytime soon, because I want to start a whole new unrelated series. That’s my plan for immediately after “Seconds” (which is a stand-alone book).

Well, that sounds like a big no, but I wouldn’t completely rule out the chance he might revisit that world. He just needs a good reason to.

In the meantime, “a whole new unrelated series”? I’m down! I’ve learned my lesson after coming to Scott Pilgrim only after the film. Now I’ll never miss a new Bryan Lee O’Malley book again, and neither should you!

Source: Bleeding Cool

This re-telling of Shaun of the Dead is epic beyond proportions. The 60 second recap utilizes the style of Bryan O’Malley, the artist for the comic book, Scott Pilgrim. Edgar Wright, director of Shaun of the Dead (as well as Spaced, Hot Fuzz, which both have little nods in the short) also directed Scott Pilgrim vs The World when it was brought to the big screen. Is the epic-ness sinking in yet!?

Wright shared this clip recently on his blog. Nothing better than having you’re work aknowledged by someone of great influence for you, huh? Philip Askins, the short’s animater, must be proud. You can visit his site to check out more of his animation, much of with a touch of O’Malley’s style.

There must be a continuation of this mashing of styles. We need a Hot Fuzz animated short, a Spaced animated short. The infuence of  Wright’s quick cuts and O’Malley’s pop art graphics make for something wonderful to watch.

source: Edgar Wright Here

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