Mike Phillips

Mike produces books and documentaries about comics. He's now trying to write his own comics. He tells everyone else at Sequart what to do. Do they listen? Eh.

BOOKS AND MOVIES BY MIKE PHILLIPS

a short documentary on Chris Claremont's historic run and its influence

Comics in Focus: Chris Claremont's X-Men (executive producer)

a documentary on the life and work of celebrated comics writer Grant Morrison

Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods (executive producer)

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MAGAZINE CONTENT BY MIKE PHILLIPS (13 TOTAL)

Warren Magazine 11 the SpiritF.J. DeSanto on Will Eisner

I was speaking with director (and Sequart alum) Patrick Meaney about our Will Eisner Week plans, and he said, “You guys should hit up [Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods and Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts executive… [more]

Something Terrible SplashDean Trippe on the Autobiographical Something Terrible

I don’t do much writing for Sequart. Most of what I do here is behind the scenes. (I edit the books and produce the documentaries.) However, every once in a long while, something moves me… [more]

the final page of Batman: The Killing JokeJulian Darius on The Killing Joke

In this video, Julian Darius discusses his theory about what happens at the end of Batman: The Killing Joke. For more on Julian’s theory, check out the Bleeding Cool story on it. And of course, you… [more]

Dynamo 5 #1 (2nd printing)Jay Faerber on His New Image book, Dynamo 5

Coming in March is the second ongoing Image book from Jay Faerber, Dynamo 5. Imagine a world where Earth’s greatest superhero had fathered a bunch of illegitimate super-powered children. That superhero, Captain Dynamo, has been recently… [more]

Josh RobertsJosh Roberts on ComicSpace.com’s Launch

Not even a week ago, OnlineComics.net owner Josh Roberts launched ComicSpace.com, a MySpace-like website for comic book fans and creators. As of this writing, the site already has 3,500 members, and it is growing at… [more]

TSN1_cover_front_FINALThe Super Naturals #1: Premise and Promise

Book: The Super Naturals #1 Writer: Toney Tapia Pencils / Inks: Jamie Biggs Colors: Lawrence Basso You’re the main character, and you don’t have any superpowers, but everyone else does. To the reader, you look… [more]

Samuel VeraSamuel Vera on DIY Publishing and CrazeeComics

Samuel Vera contacted Sequart in an effort to get some exposure for his young comic book company, CrazeeComics (crazeecomics.com). Why put it so bluntly? Because his company is doing what only a handful of companies… [more]

Chrono MechanicsArt Thibert and Rich Birdsall on Chrono Mechanics Silver

Almost a year ago, we interviewed Art Thibert about his graphic novel Chrono Mechanics (co-written with Rich Birdsall). The book detailed the first adventure for a group of four very different characters (human and otherwise), brought… [more]

newmutants60Fall of the Mutants, Part 3

Well, we made it. Here’s the last part of Fall of the Mutants and let me just say, “Whew! Don’t let the door hit you on the way out!” In other words, this “crossover” was… [more]

xfactor24Fall of the Mutants, Part 2

In the debut article, we examined the first third of Marvel’s Fall of the Mutants, a crossover from the late 80s that tried to shake up the status quo of the participating X-titles. This week,… [more]

uncanny225Fall of the Mutants, Part 1

The quest is a simple one: There are a lot of crossovers out there for you to dive into, and Sequart.com is going to try to steer you toward the better ones. Welcome to a… [more]

imagesWizard World Philly: Sequart.com on Parade

It’s good to be back on the Blotter. It will be a little different this time, though, because we are the news for once! I’ll begin at the beginning. My buddy Sri and I, computer… [more]

Chrono Mechanics 2Art Thibert on Chrono Mechanics

Art Thibert has recently penciled, inked, and co-written a new comic from Image and Hack Shack studios called Chrono Mechanics. It’s the story of four very different personalities (human and otherwise) that have been brought together… [more]

NEWS CONTENT BY MIKE PHILLIPS (39 TOTAL)

Image Comics logoThe Image Revolution to Take a Trip to Seattle

Later this month, Sequart’s newest documentary, The Image Revolution, will be featured at a couple of fun Seattle events! On Thursday, March 27th, The Image Revolution will be screened in its entirety at the Grand Illusion Cinema… [more]

She Makes Comics Logo MediumSequart’s She Makes Comics Kickstarter Campaign Enters Final Hours

Firstly, Happy Women’s History Month! We here at Sequart would like to give a huge and heartfelt thank you to everyone who has helped us with our goal to tell the history of women in… [more]

She Makes Comics Logo MediumSequart Announces She Makes Comics Documentary and Kickstarter Campaign

Sequart and Respect Films are proud to simultaneously announce the production of a brand new documentary about the history of women in comics and a Kickstarter campaign to help fund it. She Makes Comics busts… [more]

Image Comics logoThe Image Revolution to World Premiere at Amazing Arizona Comic Con, Followed by a Q&A with Liefeld, Silvestri, and Kirkman

Sequart and Respect Films are proud to announce that our documentary, The Image Revolution, will make its world premiere at the Amazing Arizona Comic Con. We’re equally excited to announce that Image founders Rob Liefeld… [more]

Curing the Postmodern Blues: Reading Grant Morrison and Chris Weston's THE FILTH in the 21st CenturyThe Village Voice Names Sequart’s Curing the Postmodern Blues One of the Year’s Best Graphic Novels

Even though Curing the Postmodern Blues: Reading Grant Morrison and Chris Weston’s The Filth in the 21st Century isn’t a graphic novel, the legendary taste-making newspaper The Village Voice named it one of the best… [more]

Image Comics logoLatino Review Praises The Image Revolution

The movie and pop-culture site Latino Review has just published a really favorable review of our new documentary, The Image Revolution. The review, written by El Mayimbe, had some very flattering things to say about… [more]

AmazonHelp Sequart by Shopping at Amazon.com

Do you shop at Amazon.com? If so, there’s a way for you to do your normal shopping at Amazon and support Sequart at the same time at no additional cost to you.

Thor: The Dark World posterIt’s Thor Week on Sequart!

To celebrate this week’s release of Thor: The Dark World, we’ll be running Thor-related posts all week long. This is Sequart’s fourth themed week. Past themed weeks here at Sequart include: Superman Week (beginning Monday,… [more]

Sequart logoRyan McLelland’s Your Indy Weekly is Coming to Sequart

Ryan McLelland’s review column Your Indy Weekly is coming to Sequart, and it wants your indy books!

Chris ClaremontComics in Focus: Chris Claremont’s X-Men Documentary to Premiere (for Free) at Columbia University, with Chris Claremont Q&A to Follow

Sequart Research & Literacy Organization, in conjunction with Columbia University, is proud to announce the (completely free-of-charge) film premiere of Comics in Focus: Chris Claremont’s X-Men, including a Q&A with Chris Claremont.

Warren Ellis: The Captured Ghosts InterviewsSequart Releases Warren Ellis: The Captured Ghosts Interviews

Sequart Research & Literacy Organization is proud to publish Warren Ellis: The Captured Ghosts Interviews. In 2010 and 2011, legendary comic-book creator Warren Ellis sat down over several days to film career-spanning interviews for the… [more]

Voyage in Noise: Warren Ellis and the Demise of Western CivilizationSequart Releases Voyage in Noise: Warren Ellis and the Demise of Western Civilization

Sequart Research & Literacy Organization is proud to release Voyage in Noise: Warren Ellis and the Demise of Western Civilization, a book co-authored by Kevin Thurman and Julian Darius. Through works like Transmetropolitan, Planetary, and The Authority, Warren… [more]

Fatman on BatmanKevin Smith Discusses Sequart’s And the Universe So Big

On Kevin Smith’s new episode of his Fatman on Batman podcast, he opens by recapping the controversy over the previous episode’s discussion with Grant Morrison on Batman: The Killing Joke‘s ending. Smith also discusses Julian Darius’s… [more]

Shot in the Face: A Savage Journey to the Heart of TRANSMETROPOLITANSequart Releases Shot in the Face: A Savage Journey to the Heart of Transmetropolitan

Sequart Research & Literacy Organization is proud to announce the release of Shot in the Face: A Savage Journey to the Heart of Transmetropolitan, edited by Chad Nevett.

San Diego Comic-Con logoSequart’s 2013 San Diego Comic-Con Panel

Sequart is proud to announce its 2013 San Diego Comic-Con panel, Sequart: Advancing Comics as Art.

Photo by Seth KushnerSequart’s Next Documentary Film Subject is Neil Gaiman!

Sequart Research & Literacy Organization, in conjunction with Respect! Films, is honored and proud to announce that author Neil Gaiman will be the next subject in its expanding line of comics-centric documentaries.

Julian DariusTwo New Interviews with Julian Darius, on Sequart and the Comics Medium

Sequart founder Dr. Julian Darius has done two recent interviews about Sequart and the medium of comics. In an interview with JC Thomas, Julian Darius discusses the medium of comics, whether it can be considered… [more]

This Lightning, This Madness: Understanding Alan Moore's Miracleman, Book OneSequart Announces Two New Books

Sequart is proud to announce two new books: Logan Ludwig’s Moving Panels: Translating Comics to Film and Julian Darius’s This Lightning, This Madness: Understanding Alan Moore’s Miracleman, Book One.

And the Universe so Big: Understanding Batman: The Killing JokeAnnouncing Sequart’s Singles Program

Sequart Research & Literacy Organization is proud to announce its new singles program with three new releases. Sequart singles are short books — under 100 pages. They’re bite-sized bunches of comics criticism, yet long enough… [more]

Sequart Research & Literacy OrganizationSequart at New York Comic Con

While Sequart hasn’t had a table at NYCC for the last couple of years, we’ll have a pretty solid presence at the panels on Thursday.

ImageImageSequart Debuts First Live-Action Trailer for Image Documentary

Over on our Image documentary’s Kickstarter page, we’ve debuted the film’s first live-action trailer. 

ImageLogoSequart Announces Next Documentary, The Image Revolution

We are proud to announce our upcoming documentary about the history of Image Comics!

CapGhostsThe Captured Ghosts Movie Tour Rages On!

After a successful premiere at the Napa Valley Film Festival, Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts is now screening worldwide! If you’re a fan of Warren Ellis and live within driving distance of any of the below… [more]

TheMontSequart’s Chris Claremont Documentary Adds New Kickstarter Rewards

Sequart & Respect’s Chris Claremont Kickstarter campaign has entered its final days, and two exciting donation reward levels have been added: Would you like to ask Chris Claremont a question and have it possibly end… [more]

Warren Ellis Q&AWarren Ellis to Participate in Q&A before U.K. Premiere of Captured Ghosts

On Saturday, 12 November, Warren Ellis will appear at the U.K. premiere of Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts, our feature-length documentary film about his work and its vision of the future. He will also participate in a conversation… [more]

Napa Valley Film FestivalWarren Ellis: Captured Ghosts to Make Its World Premiere at Napa Valley Film Festival

Our documentary film Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts will make its world premiere on Friday, 11 November as an official selection at the inaugural Napa Valley Film Festival, alongside the premiere of Martin Scorsese’s Hugo and gala screenings of Alexander Payne’s The… [more]

WarrenEllis4Captured Ghosts Advance Screening During NYCC

Sequart and Respect! Films are proud to announce a special New York Comic Con screening of Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts at the downtown theater Cinema Village (22 E. 12th St. NYC 10003, ph# 212.924.3363) on Friday, 14 October, at… [more]

Grant CastingWatch Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods for Free on Hulu

If you haven’t seen our Grant Morrison documentary, it has just debuted on Hulu, so you can now watch the entire film over and over for free! Check out the embedded video below:

GrantGrant Morrison: Talking with Gods Hits Cable on Demand

We’re happy to announce that, starting 11 July, the following cable providers will have Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods available for video-on-demand rental:

Baltimore Comic Con 2008Come to the Baltimore Comic-Con and Pitch Your Book to Sequart

Want to hang out with comic book royalty? Well, you can meet up with Sequart’s Mike Phillips at the Baltimore Comic-Con to discuss how cool that would be. But seriously folks, as you may know,… [more]

ldThe Lady Death Shuffle

Lady Death is getting ready to settle into yet another home when Avatar begins publishing the title later this year.Avatar will be the third publisher for the character, created by Brian Pulido. After Pulido’s own… [more]

x-forceThe Last Comics Blotter

Comics Lit Spotlight in New York Times MagazineIf you are already a member or you don’t mind registering with the online version of New York Times Magazine, there is a great article by Charles McGrath… [more]

Dabel BrosYour Weekly Blotter Fix

Dabel Brothers and Devil’s Due Having a Bit of a TiffThe comic book industry is just a reality show waiting to happen. CrossGen can breathe a momentary sigh of relief as Dabel Bros. and Devil’s… [more]

imagesComics News Unlimited

Harvey ResultsThe big winners at this year’s Harvey Awards were Drawn & Quarterly, Fantagraphics, DC, and Craig Thompson. D&Q won five Harveys including Best Writer (Chester Brown) and Best Colorist (Chris Ware). Fantagraphics brought home… [more]

WorldWatch_02CrossGen, Austen, 2099, More

The Final Chapter? If you didn’t see this coming then I have taught you nothing. It’s no surprise that CrossGen has filed for bankruptcy. The company’s debt has risen to around $3.5 million and that… [more]

file_1115Moore, CrossGen, and News Blips

Moore LoveIn 1988 Alan Moore wrote an epic poem about the history of gay culture entitled The Mirror of Love. Now, 16 years later, Top Shelf has just released a beautiful edition of the epic.… [more]

I C 1Comics Publicity, Peter David, and More

In a nice little bit of comic book public relations, I heard Terry Gross’s interview with Steven T. Seagle this past Wednesday on National Public Radio. Seagle, writer of such Vertigo titles as Sandman Mystery… [more]

seven soldiersAnother Week, Another Blotter

News Blips In a depressing update to the Stormwatch news posted here last week, Rich Johnston is reporting that Stormwatch: Team Achilles is not going to release issue #24 at all. According to the report,… [more]

El CazadorThe New Blotter

Hello. My name is Mike Phillips. I’m the new Blotter guy and I am very excited to Blot. No kidding. As I finished reading the e-mail from Julian saying, “Welcome aboard,” I caught myself pumping… [more]

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