Wednesday, November 19, 2014


After a long wait it's officially online!  Check out the stopmotion music video I directed for Locksley for their new single "Let It Ride."  Behind the scenes coming soon!

full credits here.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

"Last Days of Coney Island" Behind the Scenes

Earlier this year I had the crazy opportunity to work with animation legend Ralph Bakshi on his new film, "Last Days of Coney Island."  Here's some of my behind-the-scenes work on some FREAKS.

... for more behind the scenes, check out the Last Days of Coney Island Vimeo Page.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

"LET IT RIDE" Shot Breakdown

Here's how I put together a shot from my upcoming stopmotion music video for Locksley.  If you wanna check it out on the big screen your next chance is at the LES Film Festival Monday, June 16th at 7PM & 9PM (for more information click HERE).  Until then enjoy these video guts!

Friday, May 23, 2014

"LET IT RIDE" @ Lower East Side Film Festival

Showtimes are at 7PM & 9PM Monday June 16th @ Anthology Film Archives, NYC.

For more tickets & more information visit the film's festival page.

The LES Film Festival runs from June 12 - 22, 2014.

Monday, May 12, 2014

"LET IT RIDE" Premiering @ Brooklyn Film Festival

Showtimes are at 6PM Tuesday June 3rd & 2PM Sunday June 8th.

For tickets & more information visit the film's BFF webpage.

The Brooklyn Film Festival runs from May 30 to June 8th, 2014.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

SPONSORED MESSAGE: 19 Kids & Counting

what watching television does to my sketchbook

BONUS:  Cropped & mirrored versions of the illustration above:

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mark Phillips: Now on Tumblr

... because social media, amiright brand-awareness?

Drawings Inspired by Eleuthera

When you wait until your early 30's to enjoy some snorkeling, it affects your creative output. 

© 2014 Mark Phillips

© 2014 Mark Phillips

© 2014 Mark Phillips

Thursday, March 13, 2014


2013: A Visual Approximation

UGH.  What a year.  2013 was back-to-back busy.  I've got two exciting projects waiting for release in some shape or form which have been hard not to spoil too much.
The first is a stop-motion music video for Locksley which I finished almost a year ago.  It has been kept from release for various reasons which should be resolving themselves sooner than later.  It's a piece I'm very proud of and hope to share with you soon!  It was done on the cheap with the help of some friends and is just waiting for some eyeballs to see it.
My other project from last year was animating & designing for the feature film Lucky Stiff which is currently somewhere between done and being released... that's about all I know.  It was a great project to be a part of and I got to work along side the excellent Emily Hubley who taught me a lot about focusing what I need to communicate visually.  Don't worry!  I still snuck a nipple in there somewhere.

Background for Last Days of Coney Island by Ralph Bakshi

Currently I'm working as an animator on Ralph Bakshi's Last Days of Coney Island.  To me it's what my years of animating have been building towards and it's been a crazy & rewarding experience so far.  It's all paper & pencil & X-sheets and my ten-year-old self couldn't be happier, minus the math.  Updates to follow in some capacity!  At the very least a drawing or two...