Readers of Bryan Lee O'Malley's Scott Pilgrim series may have had an inkling or two to visit the romantic, musical and video game violence-enhanced fictional Canada over the years, but that trip's really only possible via dimensional gateway or good ol' fashioned imagination. Or at least it was until the introduction of the "Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World" avatar creator at the official SP movie Web site.

The avatar creator should come as second nature to generations of gamers. Users start with a base male or female body and specify further appearance details until a full-fledged Scott Pilgrimized likeness complete with a badge bearing the avatar's name, age and a randomly generated-but-changable description ("The Bookworm," "The Drunk Fat Guy," etc.). Depending on how much you customize your avatar, you might even be ranked "awesome."

O'Malley and Hope Larson themselves created their own avatars last night with really fun results. Certain CA editors are already trading valuable writing time for what could very well be the closest thing to a personalized O'Malley sketch we ever get. Of course, Brian, if you're reading this, you know we'd never turn down the real thing.

Update: Chris Sims' awesome G.I. Joe avatars