Faculty Spotlight: Phillip Sevy
Phillip Sevy was raised in California on a steady diet of comics, cartoons, movies, TV, and anything story-related. Picking up a copy of Jim Lee and Chris Claremont’s X-Men #1 at the age of nine inspired him to set the course of his life: Comic Book Artist. He began attending the San Diego International Comic Con at the age of 14 where he started showing his portfolio of work just before he turned 16.
After earning his BS in Business Management, he went on to work for Goldman, Sachs & Co. While working 55-70 hours a week for Goldman Sachs, Phillip started the webcomic Heartless Dark. Heartless Dark got Phillip back into the creation of comics and attending Comic Cons across the country.
On advice from professional artists, he applied to and attended the Savannah College of Art & Design’s Masters of Fine Arts in Sequential Art program. While attending, he had work published in the SCAD Travel Anthology, various mini-comics, and a short story with Zenescope Entertainment. Since graduating, he has been published in Hic & Hoc’s Unknown Origins & Untimely Ends anthology, the Kickstarted funded Playlist anthology, and the forthcoming miniseries The F1rst Hero from Action Lab Entertainment.
He started teaching at BEAU in Fall 2013. In addition to maintaining a busy convention schedule and freelance illustration work, Phillip is working on several creator-owned comic book series as well as prepping a 250 page graphic novel he’s writing, editing, lettering and drawing and coloring portions.