BOOKS AND MOVIES BY MIKE PHILLIPS
She Makes Comics(executive producer)
Diagram for Delinquents(producer)
The Image Revolution(executive producer)
Comics in Focus: Chris Claremont's X-Men(executive producer)
Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts(executive producer)
Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods(executive producer)
MAGAZINE CONTENT BY MIKE PHILLIPS (13 TOTAL)
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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 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]
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]
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]
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]
The quest is a simple one: There are a lot of crossovers out there for you to dive into, and Sequart is going to try to steer you toward the better ones. Welcome to a… [more]
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]
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 (47 TOTAL)
Sequart Organization and Respect! Films are proud to announce the release of their latest documentary, She Makes Comics, a film spanning the history of women in comics as creators, fans, and everything in between. The… [more]
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.
On 15 November, 2014, Respect Films and Sequart hosted the world premiere of She Makes Comics at Brave New World Comics in Santa Clarita, CA. We screened the documentary for over one hundred attendees and held… [more]
In May 2013, Sequart began its second themed week with Sci-Fi Week. For it, Sequart’s founder, Julian Darius, planned something fairly ambitious: a 12,000-word analysis of Jack Kirby’s wonderfully bizarre adaptation and continuation of 2001:… [more]
This is an unorthodox post, but I feel that it’s totally worth sharing, for no other reason than it makes us at Sequart feel good. Below is an email I received from comics creator Otis… [more]
We’re excited to announce that Sequart will have quite a lot going on at this year’s San Diego Comic Con: We’ll be selling Sequart books and movies at our (very first!) SDCC small press table,… [more]
Sequart Organization is proud to announce the release of When Manga Came to America: Super-Hero Revisionism in Mai, the Psychic Girl, by Julian Darius. The first manga widely available in English, Mai, the Psychic Girl — written… [more]
In a first for our site, founder Julian Darius’s Sequart.org word count has surpassed one million words! Add to that the books he’s written for Sequart, the pieces he’s contributed to our essay anthologies, and any… [more]
Sequart Organization and Respect Films are proud to announce that our Chris Claremont X-Men documentary is now officially released, including on Vimeo and DVD. Comics in Focus: Chris Claremont’s X-Men offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse at… [more]
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]
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]
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]
The 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]
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]
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]
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]
Ryan McLelland’s review column Your Indy Weekly is coming to Sequart, and it wants your indy books!
Comics 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.
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]
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]
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]
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.
Sequart is proud to announce its 2013 San Diego Comic-Con panel, Sequart: Advancing Comics as Art.
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.
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]
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.
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]
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.
Over on our Image documentary’s Kickstarter page, we’ve debuted the film’s first live-action trailer.
We are proud to announce our upcoming documentary about the history of Image Comics!
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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:
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:
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]
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… [more]
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 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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]