psyga-rider asked:

The movie was pretty amazing as it is, but if there was one thing you could change about it to make it a little better, what would it be?

I wouldn’t change the movie. however… i created Scott Pilgrim vol 6 after having seen an early finished version of the movie. So, i already used that last book to address some things i felt were maybe lacking in the movie. You be the judge of what those things may have been.

I always look at it like this: the first half of the movie, they got to use my books and build on them to make everything funnier and more exciting. The second half, I got to see the movie and build on it to make the book fuller and more fleshed out. It was a weird symbiotic process. You couldn’t change one without changing the other.

corwinwebb asked:

Hey! Huge fan of your stuff, I'm very new to the whole comic book process. I was wondering if you rough an entire book before you start your inking, or do a set of pages at a time? And when it comes time for ink do you often find yourself altering your roughs or do you get them pretty set in stone beforehand? Thanks!

For Seconds, I’m roughing the entire book before inking anything. I’m not finished yet so it’s an intimidating process. I hope it works out.

For Scott Pilgrim, I switched off thumbnails, penciling and inking as I went. I would do like 8-12 pages of thumbnails at a time and then maybe pencil 5-6 pages then ink most of them then go back and pencil more, and so on. Later in the series, maybe around volume 4, I started penciling a whole chapter (like 30 pages usually) and then inking the whole chapter before moving to the next one. This gave me more of a feeling that I was making concrete progress.

airheadedangel asked:

What processes do you go through when creating a character's personality, appearance, and history?

i don’t have a process for this…

i just make stuff up until it feels right.

when I was young I really liked doing character questionnaires and that sort of thing. I had one back in high school (I can’t remember what it was called, I think it was a handout from a writing teacher). I was obsessed with it for a bit and i thought I’d use it for the rest of my life. But I never did. I haven’t done a questionnaire or character tree or anything in any of my published books. I just start writing stuff down and see what clicks.

I probably SHOULD have more of a method for this — i never know much about my characters’ history and stuff. I guess i like discovering it as I go along, but sometimes it would be good to know more up front.

i’m lazy about this kind of thing….. I think it just bores me. I wanna get to the action.

For the appearance, idk… either I have an idea or I don’t. If I don’t, I just start drawing stuff until something feels right.

For the 2 main characters in Seconds, I knew exactly what they looked like and I just refined that initial concept. For another main character I had NO idea and drew a dozen very different versions before I came close. For a love interest, I knew what I wanted in my mind’s eye, but i drew it and hated it, and then two minutes later I sketched a completely different version and ended up going with that; he changed very little from then on.

I think my development process is (a) organic (b) intuitive (c) slow (d) kinda dumb. Sorrrryyyyyyyyy.

derpthesmurf asked:

Psst. Where do I buy Scott Pilgrim merch?

nowhere right now… :{

after the movie, there was a 2-year deal with Universal (until the end of 2012). Since the movie didn’t do all that well, there wasn’t much stuff made after 2010.

Now we are just beginning to make new stuff… Hopefully we’ll start to have some this summer…

I think they still have some t-shirts at mighty fine:

celfri asked:

Man, I wish I could read your "student work", or its equivalent. The proto era before all of this.

it’s literally all on my website if you click on stuff and actually look around. It is not hidden. Just nobody seems to ever look.

vinalluna asked:

For the prom anon: The person who's going as Ramona get them to show up with dyed hair and then leave halfway through and then come back with a completely different hair color.



If this image I colored forever ago from the Scott Pilgrim comic can make it to Bryan Lee O’Malley’s tumblr I might just shit myself.

Tumblr, you got someone a fluffy chicken.

All I’m askin’ is you get a guy to see my shitty coloring job.


lol at the very thought that someone could think my word-for-word backstreet boys reference was unintentional!

CRITIQUE: Scott’s mouths shouldn’t be white. I hate “teeth color”. I like “mouth color” (like pink or red). Otherwise, pretty kewl…………