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SECONDS TOUR: Bryan Lee O’Malley signings

My new book comes out on July 15th and I’m going on a little signing tour!

I don’t have full information on all of these, so just save the dates for now.

JULY 15
SECONDS RELEASE DAY IN USA/CANADA
Signing and Q&A: Los Angeles, California, The Grove, Barnes & Noble, 7 pm http://t.co/nKtkTPIzKc

JULY 16
Signing: San Francisco, CA, Isotope Comics http://t.co/5RGnqkYi1G

JULY 18
Signing: Portland, OR, Powell’s (downtown)

JULY 19
Signing and Q&A: Seattle, WA, Town Hall. http://t.co/n3lmo8invy

JULY 24-26
Comic Con International in San Diego, CA. I will be signing on THURSDAY, FRIDAY and SATURDAY and will also have a spotlight panel, which hasn’t been scheduled yet.

JULY 30
Signing and Q&A: Toronto, ON. The Beguiling comic shop is putting this on, and it’s ticketed. Please visit the link. http://t.co/ABGkI6V2cC

JULY 31
Signing: Montreal, Quebec, at the Drawn & Quarterly store. This will be a ticketed event but I don’t have a link yet

AUGUST 1-2
Various events in Halifax, NS, at Strange Adventures. I believe they’re doing a Scott Pilgrim Vs The World screening on Friday August 1 and then an in-store signing on Saturday afternoon.

AUGUST 4
Signing: New York City, Upper East Side Barnes & Noble, 86th St.

AUGUST 14
Signing: GOSH! Comics, London, England

AUGUST 15 & 16
British Library, London, England, part of the COMICA Festival
http://www.bl.uk/whatson/events/event160668.html

AUGUST 17
Signing: Forbidden Planet, Edinburgh, Scotland

One or two more appearances TBD.

Europe and other parts of the world: maybe in the fall.

legionariolusitano:

"Did you change your hair?"

nice

I did these last year when I was prepping for the color editions… the only one we didn’t use is the reddish-orangey color, because it conflicted with Envy in that book. Instead she stays pink for the first two and goes dark purple in book 3. The rest will probably proceed on course…

OFFICIAL BLOGG POST

I finished writing/penciling Seconds over the weekend!

Seconds is this book… that i’ve been working on since like late 2010…

It’s about a restaurant, and the spiky haired girl, Katie, is the main character, she’s a chef. The dark haired girl is named Hazel (she’s not the main character…) This page here is the last full page I added to the rough draft. They’re having a chat in Hazel’s bedroom (but I took out all the dialogue).

Currently the book is 320 pages long. The next few weeks will be spent editing and revising, then the rest of the year inking and finishing the book, which will be in FULL COLOR!

I have a small staff helping me out on the rest of the process, who I’m excited to announce right now……….

Jason Fischer - art assistant (inking, production, and background embellishment)

Dustin Harbin - lettering (he’s hand lettering the whole book!)

Nathan Fairbairn - coloring (he’s the colorist for Scott Pilgrim and will be doing Seconds in between Scott Pilgrim vol 4 and 5!)

I realized last night that our names are Bryan, Jason, Dustin and Nathan… all ending in -N… we sound like a boy band ~_~

If all goes according to plan, Seconds should be out Summer 2014!!!! Wish us luck…

hmmmmm

I did a comic called Style for some website that i can’t remember the name of back in maybe 1999-2000. It only lasted for a few weeks and was really bad. I was pretty young. 

It was about 3 high school girls. The main character was Lauren Wood and the other two girls were Lisa Miller and Kim Pine. The title “Style” was just meaningless — I was really into this Orbital song called Style, and I liked the word. The comic wasn’t about fashion, it wasn’t really about anything. I was trying to be just like Paul Pope and my art was very derivative of his work at the time.

A few years later I resurrected the title and characters for 3 really goofy comedy strips on the Oni Press website. I think it was one per month, and those months were November 2002, December 2002 and January 2003.

I did these strips just before starting work on Lost at Sea, but they are more of a precursor to Scott Pilgrim (which I had already been doing notes and sketches for since around March 2002).

Obviously, Kim Pine would be a major Scott Pilgrim character; the high school backdrop became the basis for Scott’s high school memories; and Lisa Miller is involved in the Scott Pilgrim books too. (Lauren became just a cameo in SP.)

In these strips the characters don’t really have much of a personality. Since I only did three, I didn’t develop it very much beyond silly jokes. The third strip was done when I was sick with a cold, so it kinda sucks, but whatever.

There you have it!
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hmmmmm

I did a comic called Style for some website that i can’t remember the name of back in maybe 1999-2000. It only lasted for a few weeks and was really bad. I was pretty young. 

It was about 3 high school girls. The main character was Lauren Wood and the other two girls were Lisa Miller and Kim Pine. The title “Style” was just meaningless — I was really into this Orbital song called Style, and I liked the word. The comic wasn’t about fashion, it wasn’t really about anything. I was trying to be just like Paul Pope and my art was very derivative of his work at the time.

A few years later I resurrected the title and characters for 3 really goofy comedy strips on the Oni Press website. I think it was one per month, and those months were November 2002, December 2002 and January 2003.

I did these strips just before starting work on Lost at Sea, but they are more of a precursor to Scott Pilgrim (which I had already been doing notes and sketches for since around March 2002).

Obviously, Kim Pine would be a major Scott Pilgrim character; the high school backdrop became the basis for Scott’s high school memories; and Lisa Miller is involved in the Scott Pilgrim books too. (Lauren became just a cameo in SP.)

In these strips the characters don’t really have much of a personality. Since I only did three, I didn’t develop it very much beyond silly jokes. The third strip was done when I was sick with a cold, so it kinda sucks, but whatever.

There you have it!
ZoomInfo
hmmmmm

I did a comic called Style for some website that i can’t remember the name of back in maybe 1999-2000. It only lasted for a few weeks and was really bad. I was pretty young. 

It was about 3 high school girls. The main character was Lauren Wood and the other two girls were Lisa Miller and Kim Pine. The title “Style” was just meaningless — I was really into this Orbital song called Style, and I liked the word. The comic wasn’t about fashion, it wasn’t really about anything. I was trying to be just like Paul Pope and my art was very derivative of his work at the time.

A few years later I resurrected the title and characters for 3 really goofy comedy strips on the Oni Press website. I think it was one per month, and those months were November 2002, December 2002 and January 2003.

I did these strips just before starting work on Lost at Sea, but they are more of a precursor to Scott Pilgrim (which I had already been doing notes and sketches for since around March 2002).

Obviously, Kim Pine would be a major Scott Pilgrim character; the high school backdrop became the basis for Scott’s high school memories; and Lisa Miller is involved in the Scott Pilgrim books too. (Lauren became just a cameo in SP.)

In these strips the characters don’t really have much of a personality. Since I only did three, I didn’t develop it very much beyond silly jokes. The third strip was done when I was sick with a cold, so it kinda sucks, but whatever.

There you have it!
ZoomInfo
hmmmmm

I did a comic called Style for some website that i can’t remember the name of back in maybe 1999-2000. It only lasted for a few weeks and was really bad. I was pretty young. 

It was about 3 high school girls. The main character was Lauren Wood and the other two girls were Lisa Miller and Kim Pine. The title “Style” was just meaningless — I was really into this Orbital song called Style, and I liked the word. The comic wasn’t about fashion, it wasn’t really about anything. I was trying to be just like Paul Pope and my art was very derivative of his work at the time.

A few years later I resurrected the title and characters for 3 really goofy comedy strips on the Oni Press website. I think it was one per month, and those months were November 2002, December 2002 and January 2003.

I did these strips just before starting work on Lost at Sea, but they are more of a precursor to Scott Pilgrim (which I had already been doing notes and sketches for since around March 2002).

Obviously, Kim Pine would be a major Scott Pilgrim character; the high school backdrop became the basis for Scott’s high school memories; and Lisa Miller is involved in the Scott Pilgrim books too. (Lauren became just a cameo in SP.)

In these strips the characters don’t really have much of a personality. Since I only did three, I didn’t develop it very much beyond silly jokes. The third strip was done when I was sick with a cold, so it kinda sucks, but whatever.

There you have it!
ZoomInfo
hmmmmm

I did a comic called Style for some website that i can’t remember the name of back in maybe 1999-2000. It only lasted for a few weeks and was really bad. I was pretty young. 

It was about 3 high school girls. The main character was Lauren Wood and the other two girls were Lisa Miller and Kim Pine. The title “Style” was just meaningless — I was really into this Orbital song called Style, and I liked the word. The comic wasn’t about fashion, it wasn’t really about anything. I was trying to be just like Paul Pope and my art was very derivative of his work at the time.

A few years later I resurrected the title and characters for 3 really goofy comedy strips on the Oni Press website. I think it was one per month, and those months were November 2002, December 2002 and January 2003.

I did these strips just before starting work on Lost at Sea, but they are more of a precursor to Scott Pilgrim (which I had already been doing notes and sketches for since around March 2002).

Obviously, Kim Pine would be a major Scott Pilgrim character; the high school backdrop became the basis for Scott’s high school memories; and Lisa Miller is involved in the Scott Pilgrim books too. (Lauren became just a cameo in SP.)

In these strips the characters don’t really have much of a personality. Since I only did three, I didn’t develop it very much beyond silly jokes. The third strip was done when I was sick with a cold, so it kinda sucks, but whatever.

There you have it!
ZoomInfo
hmmmmm

I did a comic called Style for some website that i can’t remember the name of back in maybe 1999-2000. It only lasted for a few weeks and was really bad. I was pretty young. 

It was about 3 high school girls. The main character was Lauren Wood and the other two girls were Lisa Miller and Kim Pine. The title “Style” was just meaningless — I was really into this Orbital song called Style, and I liked the word. The comic wasn’t about fashion, it wasn’t really about anything. I was trying to be just like Paul Pope and my art was very derivative of his work at the time.

A few years later I resurrected the title and characters for 3 really goofy comedy strips on the Oni Press website. I think it was one per month, and those months were November 2002, December 2002 and January 2003.

I did these strips just before starting work on Lost at Sea, but they are more of a precursor to Scott Pilgrim (which I had already been doing notes and sketches for since around March 2002).

Obviously, Kim Pine would be a major Scott Pilgrim character; the high school backdrop became the basis for Scott’s high school memories; and Lisa Miller is involved in the Scott Pilgrim books too. (Lauren became just a cameo in SP.)

In these strips the characters don’t really have much of a personality. Since I only did three, I didn’t develop it very much beyond silly jokes. The third strip was done when I was sick with a cold, so it kinda sucks, but whatever.

There you have it!
ZoomInfo
hmmmmm

I did a comic called Style for some website that i can’t remember the name of back in maybe 1999-2000. It only lasted for a few weeks and was really bad. I was pretty young. 

It was about 3 high school girls. The main character was Lauren Wood and the other two girls were Lisa Miller and Kim Pine. The title “Style” was just meaningless — I was really into this Orbital song called Style, and I liked the word. The comic wasn’t about fashion, it wasn’t really about anything. I was trying to be just like Paul Pope and my art was very derivative of his work at the time.

A few years later I resurrected the title and characters for 3 really goofy comedy strips on the Oni Press website. I think it was one per month, and those months were November 2002, December 2002 and January 2003.

I did these strips just before starting work on Lost at Sea, but they are more of a precursor to Scott Pilgrim (which I had already been doing notes and sketches for since around March 2002).

Obviously, Kim Pine would be a major Scott Pilgrim character; the high school backdrop became the basis for Scott’s high school memories; and Lisa Miller is involved in the Scott Pilgrim books too. (Lauren became just a cameo in SP.)

In these strips the characters don’t really have much of a personality. Since I only did three, I didn’t develop it very much beyond silly jokes. The third strip was done when I was sick with a cold, so it kinda sucks, but whatever.

There you have it!
ZoomInfo

hmmmmm

I did a comic called Style for some website that i can’t remember the name of back in maybe 1999-2000. It only lasted for a few weeks and was really bad. I was pretty young.

It was about 3 high school girls. The main character was Lauren Wood and the other two girls were Lisa Miller and Kim Pine. The title “Style” was just meaningless — I was really into this Orbital song called Style, and I liked the word. The comic wasn’t about fashion, it wasn’t really about anything. I was trying to be just like Paul Pope and my art was very derivative of his work at the time.

A few years later I resurrected the title and characters for 3 really goofy comedy strips on the Oni Press website. I think it was one per month, and those months were November 2002, December 2002 and January 2003.

I did these strips just before starting work on Lost at Sea, but they are more of a precursor to Scott Pilgrim (which I had already been doing notes and sketches for since around March 2002).

Obviously, Kim Pine would be a major Scott Pilgrim character; the high school backdrop became the basis for Scott’s high school memories; and Lisa Miller is involved in the Scott Pilgrim books too. (Lauren became just a cameo in SP.)

In these strips the characters don’t really have much of a personality. Since I only did three, I didn’t develop it very much beyond silly jokes. The third strip was done when I was sick with a cold, so it kinda sucks, but whatever.

There you have it!

thisnovemberist:

Chris Evans, Jason Schwartzman, Kieran Culkin, Ellen Wong, Anna Kendrick, Michael Cera, director Edgar Wright, Aubrey Plaza, Alison Pill, Bryan Lee O’Malley & Brandon Routh at the Premiere of ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’

I don’t think I’ve ever even seen this photo. This is the London premiere. And it’s mislabeled… they forgot Satya, and Mary (tall and hidden behind Edgar, she was wearing colossal heels), and Brie Larson (beside me), and Michael Bacall (at far right). And they listed Aubrey Plaza, but she isn’t in it.

After this premiere we all went to Chris Evans’s apartment (he was shooting Captain America in London at the time) and stayed up until 5 am giggling like schoolgirls. Kinda the end of an era. I think the date was August 18, 2010.

aqlex asked:

Hey! Just wondering if we could get some kind of status update on Seconds? It's still all on track to come out this year, right =)?

Welllll…….

I hurt my shoulder last summer and couldn’t work for a few months and unfortunately the book had to be delayed because of it.

I’m back to work on it now, but it won’t be out until………

………….2014……………

……Sorry………………………

*dies*

I was about halfway through writing/penciling the book when I had to stop, and it was really daunting to get back to work on it. That’s why I’ve been doing side projects recently like the Young Avengers cover and Battle Royale poster… it’s been helpful to work on smaller projects as I warm up from my time off.

Anyway, I hate talking about this behind the scenes stuff and I’m not here to complain about my cushy life but I’m going to have to explain this delay eventually and this is why: because of my health. I had to take a frustratingly long break in order to repair my body, and during that time off I’ve been working hard on fitness and stuff so this doesn’t happen again.

When I found out the book would have to be delayed into 2014 it was maybe the saddest day of my life…

I will continue to do more status updates on Seconds throughout 2013 as I get anywhere near finishing it. (You may have noticed I haven’t talked about it much since last summer; this is why…)

Sorry to all my fans.

Bryan

BATTLE ROYALE poster by Bryan Lee O’Malley & Kevin Tong

Battle Royale SCREENING saturday february 16 in Houston TX - tickets here! http://www.tugg.com/events/3035

Ticket comes with one of these limited edition prints. They are full movie poster sized screenprinted art objects! (24” x 36”)

ALSO apparently via Tugg.com you can set up a screening in your own town and get the art print too! More info here.

Thanks to Mondo, Alamo Drafthouse and Tugg for making this possible and to Kevin Tong for doing the color work on this beast.

ADDED: The screening is now a double feature of BATTLE ROYALE & SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD for the same ticket price