Scott Pilgrim vol.1 was one of the first comic form stories that I ever read (thanks to a recommendation from Stephen) and I have loved the property ever since then, so when I stumbled upon Pilgrim art today I had to share. Today’s Art Appreciation Moment comes from Ivan Camelo as he does the characters in a style you may not have seen before.
Artist doing popular characters in ways that we aren’t use to viewing them is one of the best parts about deivantART. Today’s spotlight is on Lucas C.S. who has given recognizable characters a de-aging potion and sent them back a few years. Scorpion, Ramona, Aang, and, just for Stephen, Batman are right after the jump.
This August, Oni Press and Bryan Lee O’Malley will be bringing the uber-popular Scott Pilgrim series back to store shelves, but this time as an ultra-swank, 6 X 9, full-color hardcover edition. Scott Pilgrim Color Hardcover, Volume 1 reprints the Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life for the first time in full color. The digital coloring is by the Shuster Award-nominated artist Nathan Fairbairn, the colorist for Batman Incorporated and Swamp Thing, and the whole thing is capped with a new cover from O’Malley.
Over the years comics have given us a staggering number of alternate realities, many of them just thinly veiled excuses to put our favorite superheroes into improbable situations with minimum clean-up. But sometimes alternate realities and alternate futures yield something more, sometimes they accomplish exactly what they should; to allow us to examine a character under a different light. What follows is a list of the best, most successful or so-ridiculous-they-come-back-out-the-other-side-and-are-cool-again characters from alternate dimensions or futures. To make it on this list a character had to be A) interesting B) be from the same company or creator that owns its originator character and C) not be from the Marvel Apes universe.
Inventive visuals, endearing performances and a genre-smashing style define Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, the critically acclaimed, action-comedy coming to Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD November 9th from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. In the movie, cutting-edge filmmaker Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) directs Michael Cera (Juno, Superbad) and an incredible ensemble cast in the story of a charming, unemployed bass player who discovers that in order to date the girl of his dreams, he must first battle her seven super-powered, evil exes.
According to Oni Press, there are over one million copies of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim series in print throughout North America.
“A million copies in print is a stunning achievement,” said Kuo-Yu Liang, head of Diamond Book Distributors. “It’s great watching Scott Pilgrim and Oni Press grow over the years.” The Scott Pilgrim series first hit shelves in 2004 and has since gone from an indie sensation to a New York Times bestseller and most recently adapted by Universal Studios into a major motion picture, directed by Edgar Wright and starring Michael Cera.
“All this for a little black & white book,” said O’Malley upon hearing the good news. “it’s an amazing success story for indie comics and I can’t thank the fans enough.” Creator Bryan Lee O’Malley and the Scott Pilgrim series have both been honored with multiple awards including the Eisner, Harvey, Doug Wright, Joe Shuster, and National Cartoonists Society Reuben awards, in addition to being named Entertainment Weekly and Wizard Magazine’s Independent Comic of the Year.
Oni Press Publisher Joe Nozemack said about the works, “I’m convinced that Scott Pilgrim will go down as one of those series that changed comics forever. When I’m out and see someone wearing a Scott Pilgrim t-shirt or sitting in a cafe reading one of the books, I get so excited about comics entering the mainstream and to know that Oni Press’ books are helping lead the way, it’s an indescribable feeling.” Nozemack founded Oni Press, Inc. in 1997 with the goal of publishing a varied line of comics and graphic novels that were missing from the market. Twelve years later, Oni is still fighting for diversity in comics by publishing one of the most eclectic catalogs in the industry.
I’m most interested in Joe Nozemack’s comments. Will Scott Pilgrim be regarded as a series that changed comics forever, or is it simply a really great series that had its moment in the Sun, and will be remembered fondly?
This issue: Rodrigo reviews Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. The movie discussion continues as the Pop Culture Trio discuss subtitles, Star Wars on Blu-Ray, and casting actors as superheroes.
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This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the Major Spoilers crew takes a look at the sixth and final installment of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim series.
It’s finally here! Six years and almost 1000 pages have all led to this epic finale! With six of Ramona’s seven evil exes dispatched, it should be time for Scott Pilgrim to face Gideon Graves, the biggest and baddest of her former beaus. But didn’t Ramona take off at the end of Book 5? Shouldn’t that let Scott off the hook? Maybe it should, maybe it shouldn’t, but one thing is for certain all of this has been building to Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour! The sixth and final volume to indie comics most influential series in the last decade!
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Ubisoft has released a new trailer for the Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game that features new game footage, and a lot of punchy-punchy and fighty-fighty.
It’s going to be a big week for Oni Press at the San Diego Comic Con as Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour arrives. The company released the show exclusives, signing schedule, and panels that it will host at the convention.
Seven evil exes are all that stand in the way of Scott Pilgrim getting everything he wants. The international poster for the Edgar Wright movie has arrived, and it looks pretty cool.
I have a feeling this poster will disappear from theaters and wind up on eBay real soon.