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On this page you can read back issues of Phase 7 in their entirety, for free! If you would like to buy one of the comics, you can click on the "Collected In" link to jump over to that issue's page in the books section where collections are available in print and in eBook form. Alternately, you could make a small donation to help offset the bandwidth and hosting costs for these 974 pages of free comics!

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Phase 7 #023

March 2017

Phase 7 #023

This issue collects the following short comics that I drew for various anthologies:

  • Imagine a World Without "WAR" (2007) - Awesome! Anthology
  • Union Street (2005) - Sidewalk Bump #2
  • Parting Shot (2008) - Not My Small Diary #14
  • Life Is So Rad (2008) - Pencil Fight #4 (unpublished)
  • Dvorak (2009) - Syncopated
  • Homemade Soup (2010) - Applegate Farms Website
  • A Busman's Holiday (2011) - Seven Days
  • Drinking With Max (2012) - Runner Runner #1
  • J.R. Tipton and the Boy Who Lived (2017) - A new story created for this issue!

44 pages

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Phase 7 #022

June 2016

Phase 7 #022

This issue collects the following short comics that I drew for various anthologies:

  • Frames (2004) - Hey 4-Eyes! #1
  • After a Fashion & Then and Now (2007) - Creative Skin
  • Lost and Found (2009) - I Saw You...
  • The Mystery Branch of White River Junction (2010) - Caboose
  • Summer Stock (2007) - Papercutter #6
  • Stars (2016) - A new story created for this issue!

48 pages

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Phase 7 #021

December 2015

Phase 7 #021

From August 1st, 2008 to December 10th, 2011 I did not cut my hair or facial hair. This issue of Phase 7 examines the various life experiences that lead up to this "Basewood Beard" and how society treated me very differently once I had long hair and a massive beard.

43 pages

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The Ballads and Beards of Basewood

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Phase 7 #020

July 2014

Phase 7 #020

This very special 20th issue of Phase 7 served as a companion volume to my book, Basewood. The first 24 pages include all of the lyrics to the rock opera reinterpretation of Basewood by Andy Hentz and myself, called Songs From the Basewood. You can stream all eighteen tracks from SFTBW and four B-Sides on this issue's archive page.

The remaining 44 pages of the issue documents "The Making of Basewood." This includes outlines, scripts, character sketches, building designs, reference photographs, inking tests, cover designs and many more materials from the creation of Basewood.

68 pages

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The Ballads and Beards of Basewood

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Phase 7 #019

October 2014

Phase 7 #019

Weezer Fan: Part 3 tells the story of every Weezer concert I went to from 2000-2010. Read as I go from regular fan to super fan: drawing posters for the band and eventually going backstage to pour my heart out in Rivers Cuomo's face!

37 pages

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Weezer Fan

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Phase 7 #018

August 2013

Phase 7 #018

Weezer Fan: Part 2 tells the story of my first ever concert-going experience, to see Weezer live in Seattle in 1997 on the second leg of the Pinkerton tour. Tragedy, elation and ROCK! This chapter has it all.

19 pages

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Weezer Fan

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Phase 7 #017

February 2013

Phase 7 #017

Weezer Fan: Part 1 contains ten short stories, one for each track of Weezer's self-titled debut, "The Blue Album." In this issue you'll find out how Weezer became my favorite band, and why their music meant so much to me during my teenage years.

34 pages

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Weezer Fan

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Phase 7 #016

July 2011

Phase 7 #016

This issue of Phase 7 features sixty-four pages of sketchbook comics from 2004 to 2008 - the four years I lived in New York City. It features stories of me working all over the city as a temp, various tales of heartache and girl trouble, as well as many hilarious interactions with some of the diverse denizens of The Big Apple!

63 pages

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B-Sides

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Phase 7 #015

April 2010

Phase 7 #015

I put together this issue of Phase 7 using selections from my sketchbooks, dating from 1995-2004. It includes drawings from life, many humorous 1-3 page comics, inking tests, diary comics and much more!

42 pages

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B-Sides

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Phase 7 #014

February 2009

Phase 7 #014

In January of 2009 I took my first trip to Europe, to attend the Angoulême International Comics Festival. I built a sketchbook just for the trip and filled it with comics about my trip, the festival and some of the differences I noticed between life in Europe and life back here in the U.S. It also features drawings by some of the new friends I made in France and Belgium!

42 pages

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B-Sides

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Phase 7 #013

March 2008

Phase 7 #013

This issue of Phase 7 reprints a semester-long project, from my History of Illustration class at Pratt Institute. The story follows me on a quick journey through thousands of years of art history, focusing on depictions of everyday life. It's a fun read, and you might even learn something!

22 pages

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B-Sides

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Phase 7 #012

October 2007

Phase 7 #012

This issue features my very first comics story, BARCODE. Drawn entirely with stick figures, this collegiate conspiracy details one Boy's heroic fight against conformity!

56 pages

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B-Sides

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Phase 7 #011

June 2007

Phase 7 #011

"Transition: Part Two - The Best of All Possible Worlds" describes the secret orgins of Phase 7 as well as many of the things I learned in my first four years of self-publishing. This book secretly contains many useful tips on how to start your own comic book!

53 pages

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Transition

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Phase 7 #010

August 2006

Phase 7 #010

"Transition: Part One - A Comics Artist is Formed" is the true story of how I grew up with comics, abandoned them, and then returned to them and decided to start self-publishing!

42 pages

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Transition

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Phase 7 #009

December 2011

Phase 7 #009

Our heroes hatch a plan to try and leave the forest once and for all. But will they all make it out alive? Find out in this thrilling final chapter of Basewood!

52 pages

Collected in:

Basewood: Phase 7 #005-#009

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Phase 7 #008

December 2010

Phase 7 #008

A mysterious heroine fills in some of the missing gaps in the backstory of Basewood's protagonist, while he tries to recover from his disastrous attempt to escape the woods.

40 pages

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Basewood: Phase 7 #005-#009

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Phase 7 #007

September 2009

Phase 7 #007

It is a time for action as winter comes to Basewood! Our hero attempts to escape the woods, only to come face to face with the dreaded wolf-dragon!

48 pages

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Basewood: Phase 7 #005-#009

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Phase 7 #006

February 2006

Phase 7 #006

The old man, Argus, invites Basewood's protagonist back to his treehouse and tells him the sorrowful tale of how he became a lonely hermit, living with his dog in the woods.

36 pages

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Basewood: Phase 7 #005-#009

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Phase 7 #005

September 2004

Phase 7 #005

A young man wakes up in the middle of a mysterious forest with his right shoe missing and a bleeding head wound, which has erased his memory. Follow along as he fights for his survival during his first night in the woods!

Winner of the 2005 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Minicomic!

28 pages

Collected in:

Basewood: Phase 7 #005-#009

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Phase 7 #004

September 2003

Phase 7 #004

This semi-autobiographical tale explores the idea of graffiti as art. I used all real graffiti from the streets of Seattle, Washington.

42 pages

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Phase 7 #001-#004

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Phase 7 #003

June 2003

Phase 7 #003

The epic story of my cross-country road trip with my friend Gabe. Drawn with stick figures. Adventure! Love! Hilarity! Danger! Gambling! This is many peoples' favorite issue of Phase 7.

68 pages

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Phase 7 #001-#004

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Phase 7 #002

March 2003

Phase 7 #002

This issue has three short stories: a trip to New York City with my best friend Gabe, working as a scenic carpenter in L.A. and tree-hugging SPACE ALIENS!!! Bonus one-page experiment in sequential art!

23 pages

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Phase 7 #001-#004

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Phase 7 #001

December 2002

Phase 7 #001

This was my very first minicomic! It features a twelve-page "silent" comic about escaping horrible office jobs, plus a variety of one and two-page comics with plenty of gags and jokes!

24 pages

Collected in:

Phase 7 #001-#004

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