Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O’Malley heads to Edinburgh

Bryan Lee O’Malley, creator of the international bestseller Scott Pilgrim, is set to make his literary festival debut at this year’s Stripped 2014 graphic novel strand of Edinburgh International Book Festival to talk about his much-anticipated new graphic novel, Seconds, which is published in August in UK by SelfMadeHero.

O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim series has sold 1.5 million copies worldwide, and it has been adapted into a successful movie. Seconds is his first new work in four years.

Bryan Lee O’Malley’s talk is scheduled for Sunday 17th August, 4:30pm – 5:30pm, Baillie Gifford Main Theatre, and he is also set to do a signing of Seconds at Forbidden Planet in Edinburgh on 17th August, 12-1pm.

SelfMadeHero has also announced that Reinhard Kleist is attending the festival, discussing his latest book, The Boxer, on Sunday 24th August, 6.30 – 7.30pm, Baillie Gifford Imagination Lab. This is a powerfully shocking true tale of Holocaust survivor Harry Haft who became a heavyweight boxer and one time opponent of the legendary ‘Rocky’ Marciano.

The Boxer is currently on sale in all good book shops.

• Full details of the festival are available here:


The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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