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Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Random House debut postponed until 2014

(illustration: Bryan Lee O’Malley; coloured by Kristen Faber)

Seconds, the follow-up to Bryan Lee O’Malley’s popular Scott Pilgrim series, has been delayed until 2014.

The graphic novel, which follows the staff of a restaurant named Seconds, is the first of O’Malley’s books to appear this summer with Random House Canada, which licensed Canadian rights to the title from Villard Books, an imprint of Random House U.S.

According to a note on O’Malley’s website, the artist was halfway through writing and pencilling the book last summer when he hurt his shoulder. “I had to take a frustratingly long break in order to repair my body,” he writes. “When I found out the book would have to be delayed into 2014 it was maybe the saddest day of my life.”