Sean Phillips (born 27 January 1965) is a  British comic book artist, known for his work on DC Comics' , Sleeper , WildC.A.T.s and Batman . Hellblazer 
Phillips began his career in British comics working with
John Smith on and New Statesmen Straitgate, as well as Pat Mills on both at Third World War . He was part of the Crisis British Invasion, getting work on before returning to the UK. There he most notably worked on Hellblazer for the Devlin Waugh but also provided the art on a number of series for Judge Dredd Megazine including 2000 AD .
He returned to the American comic book industry in 2000 when he inked
written by Scene of the Crime Ed Brubaker, a writer he would collaborate with a number of times over the following years. He moved on to Wildstorm for a long run on with WildC.A.T.s Joe Casey before teaming up Brubaker on .
In 2001, Phillips and John Bolton illustrated a three-issue miniseries called
User, written by Devin Grayson, and published by DC's Vertigo imprint. The series explores "sexual identity and online role-playing in the text-based MUDs of the nineties."  User was re-released as a hardcover by Image in 2017.
Phillips went over to
Marvel Comics in 2005 where he co-created with Brubaker at the Marvel imprint Criminal Icon  and he also became the main artist on the first two instalments of the  Marvel Zombies series with Robert Kirkman.
Recent work includes
, another series with Brubaker at Icon Incognito and a US reprint of  at 7 Psychopaths Boom! Studios. 
Phillips has also provided the art for the
Criterion Collection release of the 1961 noir film , as well as the art for the Criterion release of the 1957 legal drama Blast of Silence , based on a design by Eric Skillman. 12 Angry Men  
On 9 April 2011 Phillips was one of 62 comics creators who appeared at the
IGN stage at the Kapow! convention in London to set two Guinness World Records, the Fastest Production of a Comic Book, and Most Contributors to a Comic Book. With Guinness officials on hand to monitor their progress, writer Mark Millar began work at 9am scripting a 20-page black and white comic book, with Phillips and the other artists appearing on stage throughout the day to work on the pencils, inks, and lettering, including Superior Dave Gibbons, Frank Quitely, John Romita Jr., Jock,  Doug Braithwaite, Ian Churchill, Olivier Coipel, Duncan Fegredo, Simon Furman, David Lafuente, John McCrea, and Liam Sharp, who all drew a panel each, with regular  Superior artist Leinil Yu creating the book's front cover. The book was completed in 11 hours, 19 minutes, and 38 seconds, and was published through Icon on 23 November 2011, with all royalties being donated to Yorkhill Children's Foundation. 
In 2012, Phillips was one of several artists to illustrate a variant cover for
Robert Kirkman's No. 100, which was released 11 July at the The Walking Dead San Diego Comic-Con. 
Phillips and Ed Brubaker launched their
series at Fatale Image Comics in January 2012. The series was initially announced as a twelve-issue maxi-series but was upgraded to an ongoing title in November 2012. Jesse Schedeen of  IGN stated that "You can't go wrong with a Brubaker/Phillips collaboration. Even so, Fatale is making a strong case for being the best of their projects." 
In October 2013, Phillips and Brubaker signed a five-year contract to produce comics exclusively for Image. Under the terms of the deal, Image will publish any comic they bring to them without having to
pitch it to them first. 
(with New Statesmen John Smith):
, No. 5, 1988) Crisis "Holding the fist" (in
Crisis, No. 6, 1988) "White Death" (in Crisis, #13-14, 1989)
(with Third World War Pat Mills):
"Symphony of splintered wood" (in
Crisis #22-23, 1989) "Remembering Zion" (in
Crisis No. 24, 1989) "Book of Babylon" (in
Crisis No. 27, 1989) "The calling" (in
Crisis No. 31, 1989) "The man with the child in his eyes" (in Crisis #33-34, 1989)
Straitgate (with John Smith, in Crisis, 1990)
( Hellblazer Vertigo):
No. 31, 34-36 (with
Jamie Delano, 1990) "Counting To Ten" (with John Smith,
Hellblazer No. 51, 1992) "In Another Part of Hell" (with Jamie Delano,
Hellblazer No. 84, 1994, collected in Rare Cuts, ISBN 1-4012-0240-3) #85-88 (with
Eddie Campbell, 1995) #89-100, 102-107, 109-114, 116-120 (with Paul Jenkins, 1995-1997)
(with John Smith, in Danzig's Inferno #718-719, 1991) 2000 AD
(with Armitage Dave Stone):
Judge Dredd Megazine (vol. 1) #9-14, 1991) "The Case of the Detonating Dowager" (in Judge Dredd Yearbook 1993, 1992)
(with John Smith, tpb, Devlin Waugh Swimming in Blood, 224 pages, 2004, DC, ISBN 1-4012-0392-2, Rebellion, ISBN 1-904265-17-0):
"Swimming in Blood" (in
Judge Dredd Megazine (vol. 2) #1-9, 1992) "A Love like Blood" (illustrated text story, in
Judge Dredd Mega-Special 1993, 1993) "Brief Encounter" (in
Judge Dredd Megazine (vol. 2) No. 26, 1993) "Body and Soul" (illustrated text story, in Judge Dredd Yearbook 1994, 1993)
Judge Dredd "The Marshal" (with
Garth Ennis, in 2000 AD #800-803, 1992) "The Hunting Party" (with
John Wagner, in 2000 AD #1033, 1997) "A Death in the Family" (with John Wagner, in Judge Dredd Megazine (vol.3) No. 45, 1998)
(in Harmony Judge Dredd Yearbook, 1994)
Vector 13 "Case Six: Marion" (with
Dan Abnett, in 2000 AD No. 956, 1995) "Case Two: It's Good to Talk" (with Nick Abadzis, in 2000 AD #1025, 1997)
: "Sucker Punch" (with Dan Abnett, in Sinister Dexter 2000 AD #1115, 1998)
: "Tough Tushy" (with Dan Abnett, in Downlode Tales 2000 AD #1126, 1999)
#2-4 (inks, with Scene of the Crime Ed Brubaker and pencils by Michael Lark, Vertigo, 1999, collected in A Little Piece of Goodnight, 2000, ISBN 1-56389-670-2)
(with WildC.A.T.s Joe Casey and Steve Dillon, Volume 2 #8-28, Wildstorm) collected as:
#7-9 (with writer attributed as "X" and inks by The Brotherhood Kent Williams, Marvel Comics, 2002)
(with Ed Brubaker, Sleeper Wildstorm, two 12-issue limited series collected into four trade paperbacks):
(with Black Widow: The Things They Say About Her Richard Morgan, 6-issue miniseries, Marvel, 2005-2006)
(with Marvel Zombies Robert Kirkman, 5-issue limited series, Marvel Comics, 2006, tpb, 2006, ISBN 0-7851-2277-X)
(with Ed Brubaker, Criminal ongoing series, Icon, 2006-ongoing) collected as:
(with 7 Psychopaths Fabien Vehlmann, Delcourt, 2007, 88 pages, Boom! Studios, December 2010, ISBN 1-60886-032-9)
(with Robert Kirkman, 5-issue limited series, Marvel Comics, 2007-2008, hardcover, June 2008, Marvel Zombies 2 ISBN 0-7851-2545-0)
(with Ed Brubaker, 6-issue limited series, Icon, 2008-2009, tpb, November 2009, Incognito ISBN 0-7851-3979-6)
Incognito: Bad Influences (with Ed Brubaker, 6-issue limited series, Icon, 2010-2011, tpb, 2011, ISBN 978-0-7851-5155-5
(with Ed Brubaker, limited series, Image Comics, 2012-2014) Fatale
(with Ed Brubaker, limited series, Image Comics, 2014-2015) The Fade Out (with Ed Brubaker, ongoing series, Image Comics, 2016-present) Kill or Be Killed
Awards 2004 nominated for
Eisner Award for Best Cover Artist for Sleeper 2006 Winner of the
Spike TV Scream Award for Best Artist 2007 Winner of
Eisner Award for Best New Series for Criminal 2010 nominated for
Eisner Award for Best Limited Series or Story Arc for Incognito (with Ed Brubaker) 2015 nominated for Eisner Award for Best New Series for The Fade Out (with Ed Brubaker)
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