Bryan Lee O'Malley's first graphic novel since he concluded the Scott Pilgrim series in 2010, Seconds is a book about second thoughts, second chances and second helpings. It's also the book in which O'Malley is setting up his second act as a cartoonist. The first Scott Pilgrim book came out almost exactly ten years ago; six volumes and a movie later, that franchise has defined O'Malley's public image. That kind of early, extended success can be a trap for an artist, especially when it's with a project as self-consciously game-changing as Scott Pilgrim. The bigger the audience, the more it demands more of the same.
Seconds is unmistakably the work of O'Malley's singular voice: it's a romantic comedy with magical elements and some witty fourth-wall breaking, drawn in a manga-derived style with big-headed chibi characters. But it's also a very different sort of book than he's drawn before: not a bildungsroman like Scott Pilgrim (or his earlier Lost at Sea), but a fable about a woman who's pretty much got her life together already, trying to undo her mature errors. It's virtuosic in a lot of ways, but one of its many charms is how casual and low-key it seems.
Since finishing the Scott Pilgrim series, creator Bryan Lee O'Malley's been working on a new project called Seconds, an original graphic novel from Random House about a same-named restaurant and its staff. Seconds was due for release
Upcoming: Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O'Malley has given fans an update about his upcoming project, Seconds, noting that "...Seconds is about a restaurant, and the restaurant is called Seconds, and 90 percent of the story takes place within it. Beyond that it's really
Among the multitudes of publisher and creator exclusives being offered at this month's Comic-Con International in San Diego are two limited edition releases from cartoonist Bryan Lee O'Malley. With Oni Press, O'Malley will re
A few weeks back, Scott Pilgrim and Lost at Sea creator Bryan Lee O'Malley teased the title of a new project titled Seconds via a Twitter picture, leading to speculation that this might be the name of his next work. Well, consider that speculation confirmation: Publishers Weekly Comics Week announced today that Seconds will be the ne
Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O'Malleytweeted a picture of a new project today, and added that this is "not an official book announcement, but here's a title." It's called Seconds, and we're already waiting with bated breath.
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