Phase Seven Comics
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The Ballads and Beards of Basewood

The Ballads and Beards of Basewood: Phase 7 #020 & #021

The two issues of Phase 7 in this collection act as a companion volume to my graphic novel Basewood. Issue #020 includes all of the lyrics from Songs From the Basewood, a rock opera reinterpretation of Basewood by Andy Hentz and myself, as well as “The Making of Basewood.” Issue #021 tells the story of the “Basewood Beard” that I grew during the last three and a half years of Basewood’s creation.

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Weezer Fan

Weezer Fan: Phase 7 #017-#019

Weezer Fan documents my lifelong obsession with my all-time favorite band, weezer. Follow along as I listen to The Blue Album on the radio, join the weezer fan club, see them live on the Pinkerton tour, meet the band and eventually get to work for them drawing tour posters!

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B-Sides

B-Sides: Phase 7 #012-#016

Issues #012-#016 of Phase 7 were released while I was chipping away at my first graphic novel Basewood. Collected here are: a dystopian stick figure epic, an art history essay in comic form, a travelogue about my first trip to Europe and selections from more than ten years of my sketchbooks.

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Transition

Transition: Phase 7 #010-#011

Transition tells the true story of how I became a cartoonist. It describes how I grew up reading comics, abandoned them, and then returned to them and decided to start self-publishing. It contains the secret orgin 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!

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Basewood: Phase 7 #005-#009

Basewood: Phase 7 #005-#009

Basewood is a classic amnesia story set in a fantastical forest. There is a young man trying to discover more about his mysterious past, an old hermit who lives in a treehouse with his loyal dog, a young woman who fights for what she believes in and a giant wolf-dragon who shows up in each of the five chapters of Basewood. It is a story of adventure, love, loss, friendship and growth.

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Phase 7 #001-#004

Phase 7 #001-#004

The first four issues of Phase 7 include many short stories and comics experiments. There is also a 68-page autobio story about a road trip across America, and a 44-page story about graffiti in Seattle.

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24x7: A Decade of 24-Hour Comics

24x7: A Decade of 24-Hour Comics

This book collects six of my 24-hour comics: Scars, Crispy Ginger Crumples (created with Aaron Renier!), Daydream #0007 (never-before released!), GCB!, The 2008 Phase 7 Summer Supplement, and The PAM Artist (created with Max de Radiguès!). There are also 24 pages of commentary comics, which were drawn, along with all of the endpapers and covers in one 24 hour period on March 21st, 2010.

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100 Watercolors

100 Watercolors

From 2008-2015 I painted 100 watercolors using the "100 Themes" list of prompts as my inspiration. This book reprints all 100 paintings and includes a preface about the 100 Themes, and an appendix with information about the tools and process used to create these paintings.

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Alec's Animal Alphabet

Alec's Animal Alphabet

In 2007 I painted one animal for each letter of the alphabet. This book collects all twenty-six of these colorful paintings, along with a page showcasing each letter (in uppercase and lowercase) as well as the name of the animal.

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