Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Brian Lee O'Malley Emulation

I've been a huge fan of O'Malley's work since Scott Pilgrim #1, and i thought with the release of his final book of the series and the hype about the film, i should finally do that emulation i had been planning for years. I'm really inspired and impressed by what he has done to reclaim accessible, universally enjoyable and creative comic storytelling from years of bad manga and cheesy superhero mags. Scott Pilgrim and his earlier work Lost at Sea were about normal people, dealing with stuff in a creatively depicted way.
Michael Cera is about the only actor that i felt was mis-cast in the upcoming film adaptaion by Edgar Wright. I love Wright's stuff too, and am please with what we've seen so far in terms of maintaining the vibe and pace of the very enjoyable, wacky-yet-cool comic. I can see how in some aspects he fits the role, but most people who i've talked to (especially girls) who have read the comics imagined Scott as much more attractive than Cera. Cera is just goofy-looking.
I also grew up in the Scott's world, have been through a lot of his struggles, and even share birthdays with Scott. So i figured this was about past due.