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: www.edbookfest.co.uk
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. 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 “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.