PHILLIPS has been a community activist, a union organizer,
a printer, taught incarcerated youths, a nonprofit director, and
worked in electoral campaigns.
writes in several mediums from novels to comic books and screenplays.
His current projects include penning the adventures of Gen X private
eye Nate Hollis in Angeltown, a comic book mystery mini-series
series from DC Comics’ Vertigo line that will drop in November.
most recent work is a collection of his Ivan Monk short stories,
Monkology, out now from Dennis
McMillan Publications. And bangers,
an unflinching look at bangers on both sides of the law is available
In May, 2003, Gary was awarded the Chester Himes for his works
at the 8th Annual Chester Himes Black Mystery Writers conference
in Oakland. It ain't an Edgar, but what the heck.
lives in L.A. with his wife Gilda, their surly teenaged children
Miles and Chelsea, and the semi-useless dog, Mitzy.
Mosley: 'Every sort of person that the world has to offer
has his, or her, enclave in Los Angeles. Every race, religion,
ideology, personality disorder, and passion has a foothold there.
The diversity is dizzying and it takes a special kind of hard-boiled
hero to keep his footing while negotiating those fast-paced streets.
Monk is that hero. He's seen too much to think he's seen everything.
He's hurt too much not to be moved when he witnesses pain. Monk
knows that it's already too late when he's been called. All he
can do is put together the pieces so we can see the decay that
our world has suffered.
the tradition of Hammett's Continental Op, Ivan Monk takes on
a corrupt world. He's ready to go down fighting, and he makes
us feel the war he's waging is for our own salvation'
Reviews: 'Enlightening… hard-boiled… a bloody