Bryan Lee O’Malley
Place of Birth: London, Ontario, Canada
Date of Birth: February 21, 1979
*Irish, French-Canadian (father)
Bryan Lee O’Malley is a Canadian cartoonist and writer. Bryan was previously married to American cartoonist Hope Larson (who is of German and Swedish descent).
Bryan’s father has French-Canadian and Irish roots. Brian’s mother is Korean, and holds the surname “Lee”.
Bryan has said:
I am mixed (white and Korean) and grew up being told that race didn’t matter – that race was kinda over… As with many things you’re told as a kid, it took me many years to realise that it wasn’t really true… It was kinda wishful thinking on the part of my parents, who were in a mixed relationship. I mean, I wish it was true, we all wish it was true, but it’s not true.