In honour of the new installment of Scott Pilgrim – one of my favourite current comic-book series – I present my Brian Lee O'Malley sketch of Ramona Flowers:
I got this one pretty early in the life of my sketchbook – it's like #5 or so – at the San Diego Comicon last year. This wasn't the first time I met Brian, nor hit him up for a sketch. Back in the first or second year of the MOCCA Art Festival, I met Brian when he was sitting with my good friend Christine Norrie. He had just drawn an arc of Hopeless Savages so I asked him for a sketch of Skank Zero and he did an awesome job (I'll have to scan that in and show you guys).
If you haven't read Scott Pilgrim, you should. It's a super fun comic about a boy, his band and his girl... and how he has to defeat her evil ex-boyfriends so he can be with her! Fun and funny and definitely cool for those who grew up loving Mario-style video games. Each defeat rewards Scott with money and/or prizes! And now its being made into a major motion picture starring everybody's favourite shy boy, Michael Cera! Check it out!
PS I love this page as I, too, am a graduate. ;-)