Thursday, December 12, 2013

FATALE The Deluxe Edition Volume One

art / cover SEAN PHILLIPS
MARCH 5 / 288 PAGES / FC / M / $39.99
Collects FATALE #1-10
The best-selling, award-winning team of ED BRUBAKER and SEAN PHILLIPS finally bring their hit book FATALE to the gorgeous Deluxe format they helped pioneer.
Josephine is cursed, and in a series that darkly blends American crime noir with unnamed Lovecraftian horrors, we follow her from 1950s San Francisco, where crooked cops hide deeper evils, to mid-'70s L.A., where burnt-out actors and ex-cult groupies are caught in a web around a satanic snuff film...and in the middle of it all is Josephine, with a power to die or kill for.
This beautiful oversized edition contains all the extras that BRUBAKER and PHILLIPS fans have come to expect from their deluxe hardbacks, including behind-the-scenes art and stories, sketches and layouts, back page illustrations, and several of Jess Nevins' historical essays, as well.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Gregory's Girl

My friend David Holman sent me this the other day, a poster I drew for a showing of Gregory's Girl at my old school back in 1982. I'd love to include it in volume 2 of The Art Of Sean Phillips if there ever is one!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Velvet #1

Did a limited edition cover for Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting's new comic from Image...

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Reject #50

Well, The Art Of Sean Phillips book should have shipped today, but apparently it's held up in customs. New on-sale date is now November 6th. I'll have about a dozen copies with me at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival in Kendal, Cumbria this weekend though if anybody wants one...

Final rejected image, from Stephen King's The Dark Tower, ink on paper, 2010.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013

Cthulhu Lives!

Did my first painting using Manga Studio and Frenden brushes on a Cintiq...

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Reject #49

Unused cover idea for The Invisibles #3.
Marker pen, 1994.

Monday, October 07, 2013

Reject #48

Only managed to fit one Minx cover into my art book, but this one is probably my favourite...
Minx #4, Pen, ink, Photoshop and Painter, 1998.

Exhibition Preview

Had the opening/preview of my exhibition last night. Had a great time and thanks for everyone who came along. And thanks to my son Jake who was official photographer for the evening...

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Reject #47

Short story "Still Life", written by John Smith.
Published in the Revolver Romance Special.
Watercolours, 1990.

Friday, October 04, 2013

Wednesday, October 02, 2013


Finished hanging my exhibition! Opens Sunday 6th October at the Brewery in Kendal, and runs for five weeks.

Monday, September 30, 2013


Started hanging my exhibition today... Opens on Sunday!

Friday, September 27, 2013


Did my first drawing today using Manga Studio and Frenden brushes on a Cintiq. Going quite well so far...

Reject #46

Angel cover,
Brush, ink and Photoshop, 2005.

Thursday, September 26, 2013


Reject #45

I managed to fit the cover I painted for Stephen Blackmoore's novel, City Of The Lost into my book, but not any of the interior pictures I also did for it.

Brush and ink, 2011

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Reject #44

Did this a few years ago for Ed's internet movie Angel Of Death...
Took a few tries to get Zoƫ Bell's hair right!
Brush and ink, Photoshop, 2008.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Reject #43

There was talk a few years ago of putting out a new edition of A Complete Lowlife, a collection of Ed Brubaker's auto bio indie comics. I was going to design the book but this was as far as I got, a rough for the cover...

Pen on paper and collaged type, 2008.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

FATALE #18 inks

Ed Brubaker and I have produced over 1600 pages of comics together and this is our first double page spread...

Reject #42

Page from a short story in the 2000AD Yearbook. The on-screen lettering was done with rub-down Letraset type which has peeled off over the years.
Pen, brush and ink, 1991.

Monday, September 16, 2013

The Walking Dead

Inked these pencils of Charlie's just for fun...

Reject #41

Photo ref shot for the cover of Kid Eternity #12.
To get the double light source, I stood out in the street in the sun, took two photos facing in opposite directions and cut and pasted them together. Much easier nowadays with a couple of studio spotlights.
Polaroids and Sellotape, 1994.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Reject #40

Added some quick Photoshop colour to that 12 Angry Men sketch...
Brushpen, Photoshop, 2012.

Reject #39

Sketch of my old friend from college days, Shaun Hollywood.
Markers on paper, 1987.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Reject #38

Hawkman trading card.
Pen, ink and Photoshop, 2005.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Reject #37

Here's sketches of the 12 Angry Men... Some changed before I did the final painting, but most were approved straight away.
I'll be introducing a one-off showing of the movie as part of my exhibition next month.

Brushpen on paper, 2012.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Art Book

I've been spending the last week looking at the advance copies of my art book, and couldn't be more pleased with how it turned out...

Reject #36

My adequate inks over the sublime pencils of Jose Luis Garcia Lopez...
From JLA Classified #19, 2006.

Monday, September 09, 2013

Fatale #21 cover

Reject #35

The first three pages of a planned devil-worship epic drawn when I was 13 or so. Written with my old mate David Holman, who I did the Kids From Rec Road with.
That empty panel on page three was meant to contain an interior of the vicarage. Obviously I thought it was too difficult to draw, and that was as far as we got with this story...
Pen and ink, 1978.