When Mark Millar And Sean Phillips Were Going To Create A Princess Diana Biographical Graphic Novel

seanIn the Art Of Sean Phillips hardcover, under a fair few Christmas trees a couple of weeks ago I’m sure, Sean Phillips talks about how working on Marvel Zombies affected his career… and gave one rather surprising revelation about what his plans with Mark Millar might have entailed.

“But financially it did very well for me because it actually made me some royalties. I hadn’t made royalties since my first issue of Hellblazer made me a couple of hundred quid. Apart from that, nothing had ever sold enough to make me any royalties. And that money totally changed my career, because it meant that I could do Criminal.” But the money didn’t come in straight away. “Between Marvel Zombies and Marvel Zombies II, I had a year where I never heard from Marvel, even though I did their biggest selling book of the year. They didn’t say, ‘Thank you very much, would you like some more work?’ I didn’t hear any word whatsoever. So I ended up taking some other offers of work that came in.”

One of these could hardly have been more different from Marvel Zombies: Right Behind You, for Scottish newspaper the Sunday Herald. “That was another thing with Mark Millar,” Phillips says. It’s a conversation between Tony Blair and George Bush. “The only particularly interesting thing about that was the technique I used there. Mark and I were going to do a biography of Princess Diana as a graphic novel, and that was the
technique I was going to use for it, but it never happened in the end.

Here’s that strip, and what might have been…

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