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Sean Phillips
Date of birth
27 January 1965
Date of death
Current home
Role(s) on Hellblazer
Artist, cover artist
Hellblazer issues
Hellblazer specials and books
Total number of issues/books

Sean Phillips (born 27 January 1965) is a British comic book artist.

He is best known in the American comic book industry for his work on DC Comics' Sleeper, WildC.A.T.s, Batman and Hellblazer.


Phillips began his career in British comics working with John Smith on New Statesmen and Straitgate, as well as Pat Mills on Third World War both at Crisis. He was part of the comic book British invasion, getting work on Hellblazer before returning to the UK. There he most notably Devlin Waugh for the Judge Dredd Megazine but also provided the art on a number of series for 2000 AD including Judge Dredd.

He returned to the American comic book industry in 2000 when he inked Scene of the Crime written by 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 WildC.A.T.s with Joe Casey before teaming up Brubaker on Sleeper.

Phillips went over to Marvel Comics in 2005 where he joined Brubaker on Criminal at the Marvel imprint Icon and he also became the main artist on the first two installments of the Marvel Zombies series with Robert Kirkman.

Recent work includes Incognito, another series with Brubaker at Icon and a US reprint of 7 Psychopaths at Boom! Studios.

Phillips has also provided the art for the The Criterion Collection release of the 1961 film noir movie Blast of Silence.


  • 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)

External links

  • [1] Official website.
  • [2] Sean Phillips' blog
  • [3] Official MySpace