CRIMINAL colorist JACOB PHILLIPS breaks onto the scene with his first-ever solo book with writer CHRIS CONDON for this brand-new ONGOING SERIES! Like Paris Texas gut punched by No Country for Old Men, this Neo-Western crime series
for mature readers kicks off as the search for a casserole dish leads to a dark and tense confrontation on Sheriff Joe Bob Coates’ 70th birthday.
Sheriff Joe Bob Coates has always lived in Fort Lehane. He's always been in Ambrose County. It's always been in his blood. It's a Texas thing. But the crimes don't stop. And they don't get easier.
For some reason... they keep getting worse. And worse. And... Well. It's Texas. And Joe Bob is tough. Maybe he's tough enough to fight it. To last. It's in his blood, after all. THAT TEXAS BLOOD.
Chris Condon was born and raised in the small New Jersey transit hub of Metuchen, a stone's throw from the hustle and bustle of the behemoth that is New York City. Chris has devoted himself to the mythical power of storytelling from an early age. In the second grade, he attempted to launch a cinematic remake of James Cameron's TITANIC but things soon fell apart when his 7-year-old brain could not conceptualize how to build working (and life-size) smokestacks. As stated, Chris is not a native Texan, though he does enjoy a Terry Allen tune and a good chicken fried steak. He currently splits his time, as best he can, between the east and west coasts of the United States.
At the age of 11 Jacob wrote, drew and printed his own comic book, Roboy which he sold at Brighton Comic Con from behind his dads table. Growing up with a father that drew comics Jacob has been surrounded by them his entire life, both drawing and reading them.
After leaving school Jacob went to university to study Illustration with Animation at Manchester School of Art. During his time here I started working professionally as a freelance illustrator which he has been doing ever since. Jacob have worked with clients such as BBC, Wellcome Trust, Arrow Video, Kino Lorber and many more.
Jacob's first professional comic job was drawing Jack & Lucy written by Rachael Smith which was commissioned by Wellcome Trust and Oldham Library in Greater Manchester. Since then he has been working with Ed Brubaker and his father, Sean Phillips, colouring their books Criminal, Eisner winning My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies and Pulp.
Jacob now lives in Manchester, UK.