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Bryan Lee O'Malley (born February 21, 1979)[1] is a Canadian cartoonist, best known for the Scott Pilgrim series. He is also a musician using the alias Kupek.

Bryan Lee O'Malley
Bryan Lee O'Malley by Gage Skidmore.jpg
O'Malley in 2010
Born (1979-02-21) February 21, 1979 (age 39)
London, Ontario, Canada[1]
Nationality Canadian
Area(s) Cartoonist, Writer, Artist
Notable works
Scott Pilgrim, Seconds, Lost At Sea
Awards Eisner Award
Doug Wright Award
Joe Shuster Award
http://www.radiomaru.com

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CareerEdit

 
O'Malley designed the cover art for 2012 video game Fez

Bryan Lee O'Malley attended St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School in London, Ontario, Canada.[2] He went on to start in Film Studies at the University of Western Ontario, but dropped out before completing.[1]

Prior to having his own material published, O'Malley illustrated the Oni Press miniseries Hopeless Savages: Ground Zero, written by Jen Van Meter. He also lettered many Oni comics, including the majority of Chynna Clugston's output between 2002 and 2005.[citation needed]

His first original graphic novel was Lost at Sea (2003). On July 20, 2010, he released the sixth and final volume for the Scott Pilgrim series (2004–2010). All have been published by Oni Press. In July 2014, his graphic novel Seconds was released by Ballantine Books.

O'Malley created the cover art work for the 2012 video game Fez.

The film adaptation of his Scott Pilgrim series, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, directed and co-written by Edgar Wright, was released by Universal Pictures on August 13, 2010.[3]

He is also a songwriter and musician (as Kupek and formerly in several short-lived Toronto bands such as Imperial Otter and Honey Dear).[4]

Personal lifeEdit

O'Malley is half Korean and half French-Canadian.[5] In 2010, O'Malley married cartoonist Hope Larson, moving from North Carolina to Los Angeles. They divorced in 2014.[6]

AwardsEdit

BibliographyEdit

Graphic novelsEdit

  • Lost at Sea (2003, ISBN 1-929998-71-6)
  • Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life (2004, ISBN 1-932664-08-4)
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2005, ISBN 1-932664-12-2)
  • Scott Pilgrim & The Infinite Sadness (2006, ISBN 1-932664-22-X)
  • Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together (2007, ISBN 9781932664492)
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. The Universe (2009, ISBN 1-934964-10-7)
  • Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour (2010, ISBN 978-1-934964-38-5)
  • Seconds (2014, ISBN 978-0-345529-37-4)[28]
  • Worst World (TBA)[29]

Comic booksEdit

Short storiesEdit

  • "Lost At Sea", a two-page full-color comic in the Oni Press Color Special 2002
  • "Monica Beetle" in Project: Superior (ISBN 0-9721794-8-8)
  • "Smiling Is Something Other People Do", in The SPX 2003 Anthology (ISBN 0-9721794-3-7)

DiscographyEdit

Credited as Kupek

  • This is Intolerable (2002)
  • Nameless, Faceless Compilation (2004)
  • Awkward Songz (2005 (split album w/ Faux Photos))
  • Before the Beginning and After the End (2006)
  • B is for Bupek: Miscellany by Kupek (2007)
  • Tries Again (2008)
  • Good Time Singles Club (2009)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "National Post bio of O'Malley". Arts.nationalpost.com. Archived from the original on 2012-03-07. Retrieved 2012-03-20.
  2. ^ james-reaney. "Hail to STA grad: Scott Pilgrim's Bryan Lee O'Malley". Retrieved 2016-08-28.
  3. ^ Franich, Darren (2010-07-02). "Entertainment Weekly article about the film's release". Popwatch.ew.com. Retrieved 2012-03-20.
  4. ^ Perpetua, Matthew (2010-08-12). "Interview With Scott Pilgrim Creator Bryan Lee O'Malley!". Retrieved 2014-10-24.
  5. ^ McAlpin, Gordon (May 24, 2006). "An Interview with Bryan Lee O'Malley". Retrieved October 11, 2010.
  6. ^ Lee, Adrian (July 18, 2014). "Scott Pilgrim grows up". Retrieved August 28, 2014.
  7. ^ 2005 Doug Wright Awards Nominees Archived July 24, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ "2005 Harvey Award Nominees". Harveyawards.org. Archived from the original on 2012-02-27. Retrieved 2012-03-20.
  9. ^ The Eagle Awards - Results
  10. ^ "2005 Joe Shuster Award Winners". Joeshusterawards.com. Retrieved 2016-06-26.
  11. ^ "2006 Eisner Award Nominees". Comic-con.org. Archived from the original on 2006-06-14. Retrieved 2012-03-20.
  12. ^ "2006 Joe Shuster Award Winners". Joeshusterawards.com. 2009-09-30. Retrieved 2012-03-20.
  13. ^ 2006 Doug Wright Awards Nominees Archived July 24, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  14. ^ a b "2007 Harvey Award Nominees". Harveyawards.org. Archived from the original on 2013-11-08. Retrieved 2012-03-20.
  15. ^ "2007 Joe Shuster Award Winners". Joeshusterawards.com. Retrieved 2016-06-26.
  16. ^ "NCS News". 29 June 2008. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  17. ^ "Past Winners - Doug Wright Awards". www.dougwrightawards.com. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  18. ^ a b "2008 Harvey Award Nominees". Harveyawards.org. Archived from the original on 2013-11-08. Retrieved 2012-03-20.
  19. ^ "2008 Joe Shuster Award Winners". Joeshusterawards.com. Retrieved 2016-06-26.
  20. ^ "2010 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards Winners". Comic-con.org. Archived from the original on 2010-11-14. Retrieved 2012-03-20.
  21. ^ comicsbeat.com Archived 2010-09-01 at the Wayback Machine.
  22. ^ "2010 Nominees and Winners". Joeshusterawards.com. Retrieved 2016-06-26.
  23. ^ a b "2011 Harvey Award Nominees". Harveyawards.org. Archived from the original on 2015-09-06. Retrieved 2012-03-20.
  24. ^ "2011 Nominees and Winners". Joeshusterawards.com. Retrieved 2016-06-26.
  25. ^ Heater, Brian (26 September 2015). "The 2015 Harvey Award Winners". Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  26. ^ "DC, Marvel & Fantagraphics Top 2014 Eisner Award Nominations". 22 April 2015. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  27. ^ "2015 Nominees and Winners". Joeshusterawards.com. Retrieved 2016-06-26.
  28. ^ "Here's your sneak peek at the Scott Pilgrim creator's new comic". Retrieved December 21, 2013.
  29. ^ "'Scott Pilgrim' creator Bryan Lee O'Malley announces his next graphic novel, 'Worst World'". Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  30. ^ Vidani, Peter. "Chip Zdarsky". Chip Zdarsky. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  31. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-09-15. Retrieved 2016-06-26.
  32. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Bryan Lee O'Malley's Cover To Sacrifice #5 - Bleeding Cool News And Rumors". 4 February 2013. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  33. ^ "RADIOMARU.COM". Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  34. ^ "Oni Press • We're excited to finally reveal the Issue #1..." Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  35. ^ "BOOM! Studios debuts exclusive variant cover for new Valentine's Day comic". Retrieved 17 April 2018.

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