Sean Phillips is a British comics artist and painter who worked on the comics Aliens: Havoc and Predators: Preserve the Game for Dark Horse Comics


A professional artist for over 25 years in the comics field, Phillips is perhaps best known for his work in recent years for the series Sleeper for DC/Wildstorm comics and the follow-up series Criminal at Marvel Comics' creator-owned Icon imprint, both with writer Ed Brubaker.

Phillips got his start doing comics as part of the "British Invasion" of the American comics market in the 1980s on the title Hellblazer for DC Comics--where he has arguably done most of his critically acclaimed work. (Other members of this creative wave included writers like Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman and artists like Dave Gibbons, Brian Boland and Dave McKean.) Like a number of his fellow "invaders", he then returned to the UK and started to produce science fiction strips for the paramount British comics anthology series 2000 AD featuring such characters as Devlin Waugh and the series' lead character Judge Dredd.

Eventually shifting his focus back to American comics, Phillips would go on to assignments on a variety of titles: for Marvel Comics on such series as X-Men, Spider-Man, Black Widow and Marvel Zombies; for DC Comics on such series as Batman and Hawkman; for Wildstorm on WildC.A.T.s; and for Vertigo on The Invisibles, Hell Eternal, among numerous other projects.

For Dark Horse, Phillips has previously worked as a cover artist on the such titles as Star Wars and Serenity.

His other clients have included Twentieth Century Fox, Sony, Maxim and Island Records.


Interior artist

Cover artist

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