Scott Pilgrim, Drawing, Etc.

While working on a panel for Your Cold Felt Heart issue no. 0 tonight, I decided to listen to the “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World” soundtrack. The recent announcement of the  Scott Pilgrim: Color Editions from Oni Press still fresh in my head surely had something to do with that decision. But, as I look back on the experience, I can’t help but feel it was meant to be.

It’s been on my heart to reread the Scott Pilgrim books for a while now and I just haven’t made the time. I’m also sure diving back into Bryan Lee O’Malley’s far superior storytelling, while in the middle of working on my own book, would result in me sucking on my thumb in the corner of my office while lying in the fetal position.

If you haven’t taken the time to enjoy some of O’Malley’s work you’re sorely missing out. Whether direct from his books, or through Edgar Wrights adaptation, the story of Scott Pilgrim perfectly encapsulates the millennial generation’s coming of age.

Listening to the soundtrack tonight has certainly galvanized my resolve to experience this story again before this week’s end.

Fueled by Beck’s enchanting “Ramona”, while visions of nerds fighting to become man-boys danced through my head. My usual isolation while working was broken this evening by a moment of coincidence. Where for a brief moment my feeble attempts at creation seemed tangibly connected to my current and past influences.


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