On his blog, Scott King shares an interview he did with Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O’Malley. The interview was conducted last spring, and King says one of the reasons he hadn’t published it before was because “O’Malley seemed annoyed with my questions.”
Scott: Knives seems to change the most out of everyone is this first volume, but she also comes off as one of the most vulnerable characters. Is this simply because she is younger and still trying to figure out who she is or why?
Bryan: It’s because she is younger. You’re answering your own questions.
Scott: Did you feel it was risky having a 23 year old date a 17 year old?
Bryan: I don’t know what you’re talking about. Risky personally for me? No. Risky for Scott? No. He did it because he was stalled at a high school level, emotionally, and dating a high schooler made him feel safe and comfortable.
Scott: The tone of the story has a very voyeuristic feel to it, was this done intentionally or something that evolved during the creation process?
Bryan: I don’t know what you’re talking about. Do you think movies are voyeuristic? It’s not voyeuristic at all.
Scott: I have work with a girl who is from Toronto. I was telling her about how I was emailing the writer of “Scott Pilgrim” questions and she told me that “Scott Pilgrim” is a song by a band called Plumb Tree, is that true?
Bryan: Maybe you could try googling it before asking me that. The band is called Plumtree. I’m a little insulted by your lack of basic research.