Anonymous asked:

Are you a Scott Pilgrim fan?


yeah I know O’Malley from way back. I met him, along with Corey Lewis and Locke back in like 2000. I did his author portrait in one of the SP books the lady evil ex is reading king city in another book. and here’s a talk me Mal and Adam Warren did with Mr Inkstuds here.

I’ve read a chunk of his new book and I really like it. 

reblogging asks seems weird but hi

plinythewelder asked:

How does Ramona *really* feel about being called "Rammy"??

5 years later she killed all of them because of it :(

It was all over the news I can’t believe you missed it

Rammy is still at large and considered extremely dangerous…….

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Q: This isn’t meant to be an insult or a rant or anything of the sort, but I was wondering why in scott pilgrim vs the world (which I loved a lot btw) there aren’t very many people of color? There was Matthew but not any or many others, unless I was very silly and I missed them. Is this because the setting? (it is my understanding that there aren’t as many people of color in canada as in the us) or you didn’t think of it? Im just curious and i hope I didn’t come off as rude! thanks!

A: I’ve always wanted to make some kind of definitive statement about this but I think i’ll probably just ramble instead…

first: I think it sucks that Scott Pilgrim came out so white!!!!!!!!!!!

I am mixed (white + korean) and grew up being told that race didn’t matter — that race was kinda over. As with many things you’re told as a kid, it took me many years to realize that it wasn’t really true… It was kinda wishful thinking on the part of my parents, who were in a mixed relationship. I mean, I wish it was true, we all wish it was true, but it’s not true.

I did grow up in an extremely white environment. In northern ontario during the time I was growing up it was really just white people and Native / First Nations people. i moved to a bigger town in high school and i think my school had like 3 black kids and 4 asian kids or something. later in high school and in college I hung out with asian kids a lot, but White Canadian Culture was like 99% of everything around us.

so anyway, I guess what I’m saying is, what I knew in the first 20 years of my life was white people and a little bit of asian people and so that’s what I put in Scott Pilgrim. I had an unexamined non-attitude towards race and I didn’t think about it until years later.

Honestly, when i saw the Scott Pilgrim movie it was kind of appalling to see just how white it was — to not even really see myself represented on the screen… At least in the comic they were just cartoons. You can project yourself into a simple drawing of a person so easily; race seems to matter less (look at the global popularity of manga, where everyone is ostensibly Japanese).

And who knows, maybe if my books had had more POCs they would have been whitewashed in the movie, or it wouldn’t have ever been made! Hollywood scares me sometimes…

By the time the movie got made, I was just super-proud that I had created a plum role for someone like Ellen Wong, who otherwise may never have been in a major movie, just by being born Asian and Canadian.

I’ve sometimes joked that Scott Pilgrim is my fantasy of being a cute white indie rock boy (which, as an ostracized mixed-race weirdo, was something I occasionally wished for when I was younger). I guess I whitewashed myself out of my own story, and I got what I deserved.


One of the main reasons I wanted to do Seconds in color (seriously) is because I wanted characters to have different skin colors… I think about these things way way more nowadays.

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t-bonethediscospider asked:

I know this has probably been asked before, but why did knives have blue highlights instead of red in the movie?

Cause Ramona’s hair was blue in that part of the movie and they wanted to play up the idea that knives is trying to emulate Ramona.

homelessbaby-deactivated2013071 asked:

i remember you saying you were watching magnolia and inception a lot. more recently, you said that seconds was over 300 pages long. lol i don't have a question but i like the ambition and standalone-ness of those projects and i can't wait to read seconds over and over

320 pages in its current version :)

strawberryfleece asked:

Have you ever thought about doing commissions?


i’ve been alive for 34 years and not once have i ever thought about doing commissions!

REAL ANSWER: Commissions are a pain in the ass to do, because I kinda hate drawing when it’s not comics, and I’m not that good at it, and I’m slow, and I don’t need them as a revenue stream. So I don’t do commissions. People ask me for them once in a while and I wish I could be more obliging but at the same time I think everyone would rather get more books from me than a bunch of individual gift drawings.