Bryan Lee O’Malley

Bryan Lee O’Malley, who is of Korean and French-Canadian heritage, was born in London, Ontario.  He lived in Toronto for a number of years and now resides in Los Angeles.  He is perhaps best known as the author and illustrator of the Scott Pilgrim series of graphic novels that were adapted into the 2010 motion picture Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and also into a video game.  The series has recently been reissued in a full-colour hardback edition.  O’Malley has also illustrated some graphic novels written by others.
Lost at Sea book cover

Fiction (Graphic Novel)

Lost at Sea.

Portland, OR: Oni Press, 2004. (reprinted 2007 with a new cover and in 2014)

Publisher’s Synopsis (from its website)

Raleigh doesn’t have a soul. A cat stole it – or at least that’s what she tells people – or at least that’s what she would tell people if she told people anything. But that would mean talking to people, and the mere thought of social interaction is terrifying. How did such a shy teenage girl end up in a car with three of her hooligan classmates on a cross-country road trip? Being forced to interact with kids her own age is a new and alarming proposition for Raleigh, but maybe it’s just what she needs – or maybe it can help her find what she needs – or maybe it can help her to realize that what she needs has been with her all along.

Scott Pilgrim Volume 1 book cover

Fiction (Graphic Novel, Series)

Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life. (Vol. 1)
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (Vol. 2)
Scott Pilgrim & the Infinite Sadness (Vol. 3)
Scott Pilgrim Gets it Together (Vol. 4)
Scott Pilgrim vs. the Universe (Vol. 5)
Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour (Vol. 6)

Portland, OR: Oni Press, 2004-2010.
9th floor PN6734 .S36 O431 2004

Publisher’s Synopsis (from its website)

Scott Pilgrim’s life is awesome. He’s 23 years old, in a rock band, between jobs, and dating a cute high school girl. Everything’s fantastic until a seriously mind-blowing, dangerously fashionable, rollerblading delivery girl named Ramona Flowers starts cruising through his dreams and sailing by him at parties. But the path to Ms. Flowers isn’t covered in rose petals. Ramona’s seven evil ex-boyfriends stand in the way between Scott and true happiness. Can Scott beat the bad guys and get the girl without turning his life upside-down?

Awards and Honours

2005 Doug Wright Award, Best Emerging Talent (Winner) — Vol. 1
2005 Joe Shuster Awards, Cartoonist (Finalist) — Vol. 1
2006 Doug Wright Award, Best Book (Finalist) — Vol. 2
2006 Joe Shuster Awards, Cartoonist (Winner) — Vol. 2
2007 Doug Wright Award, Best Book (Finalist) — Vol. 3
2007 Harvey Awards, Special Award for Humor in Comics (Winner) — Vol. 3
2007 Joe Shuster Awards, Cartoonist (Finalist) — Vol. 3
2008 Harvey Awards, Best Graphic Album – Original (Winner) — Vol. 4
2008 Harvey Awards, Best Cartoonist (Finalist) — Vol. 4
2008 Joe Shuster Awards, Cartoonist (Finalist) — Vol. 4
2010 Harvey Awards, Special Award for Humor in Comics (Winner) — Vol. 5
2010 Joe Shuster Awards, Cartoonist (Finalist) — Vol. 5
2010? LA Times Book Prize for Graphic Novels/Comics (Finalist)
2010 Eisner Awards, Best Humor Award  (Winner) — Vol. 5
2011 Harvey Awards, Best Graphic Album – Original (Winner) — Vol. 6

Seconds book cover

Fiction (Graphic Novel)

Seconds.

Toronto: Random House of Canada, 2014.
9th floor PN6733 .O43 S43 2014

Publisher’s Synopsis (from its website)

Seconds is a complex and novelistic stand-alone story about a young restaurant owner named Katie who, after being visited by a magical apparition, is given a second chance at love and to undo her wrongs. Fans new and old will love O’Malley’s bold and quirky style infused with his subtle, playful humour.

Links

Publisher Oni Press

Publisher Random House of Canada