Bryan Lee O'Malley

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Bryan Lee O'Malley
Bryan Lee O'Malley by Gage Skidmore.jpg
O'Malley in 2010
Born (1979-02-21) February 21, 1979 (age 36)
London, Ontario, Canada[1]
Nationality Canadian
Area(s) Cartoonist, Writer, Artist
Notable works
Scott Pilgrim, Lost At Sea
Awards Eisner Award
Doug Wright Award
Joe Shuster Award

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.


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

Bryan Lee O'Malley started 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 2012 videogame 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.[2]

He is also a songwriter and musician (as Kupek and formerly in several short-lived Toronto bands such as Imperial Otter and Honey Dear).[3]

Personal life[edit]

O'Malley is half Korean and half French-Canadian.[4] In 2010, O'Malley married cartoonist Hope Larson, and the two of them moved from North Carolina to Los Angeles, however they divorced in 2014.[5]



Graphic Novels[edit]

Comic Books[edit]

Short stories[edit]

  • "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)


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)


  1. ^ a b c "National Post bio of O'Malley". Retrieved 2012-03-20. 
  2. ^ Franich, Darren (2010-07-02). "Entertainment Weekly article about the film's release". Retrieved 2012-03-20. 
  3. ^ Perpetua, Matthew (2010-08-12). "Interview With Scott Pilgrim Creator Bryan Lee O’Malley!". Retrieved 2014-10-24. 
  4. ^ McAlpin, Gordon (May 24, 2006). "An Interview with Bryan Lee O’Malley". Retrieved October 11, 2010. 
  5. ^ Lee, Adrian (July 18, 2014). "Scott Pilgrim grows up". Retrieved August 28, 2014. 
  6. ^ 2005 Doug Wright Awards Nominees Archived July 24, 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "2005 Harvey Award Nominees". Retrieved 2012-03-20. 
  8. ^ 2005 Eagle Award Nominees[dead link]
  9. ^ "2006 Eisner Award Nominees". Retrieved 2012-03-20. 
  10. ^ "2006 Joe Shuster Award Winners". 2009-09-30. Retrieved 2012-03-20. 
  11. ^ 2006 Doug Wright Awards Nominees Archived July 24, 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ "2010 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards Winners". Retrieved 2012-03-20. 
  13. ^
  14. ^ "Here's your sneak peek at the Scott Pilgrim creator's new comic". Retrieved December 21, 2013. 

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