It’s always a pleasure to add a new issue of Phase 7 by Alec Longstreth to the Radiator catalog! Issue 021 is in stock, and it’s a hairy one! For those unfamiliar with Alec and his beard…Legend tells, when embarking on an epic quest to be a fellow at the Center for Cartoon Studies, and to complete his epic all-ages graphic novel, BASEWOOD, Alec Longstreth shaved his head and prized beard, and vowed not to cut or shave again until Basewood was COMPLETE!
Issues 005 – 009 of Phase 7 were devoted to the story of Basewood, and issue 020 featured behind-the-scenes sketches as well as the lyrics & a CD of the Basewood rock-opera! This issue brings an ELEVEN-YEAR process of putting out Basewood to a close, and it’s a great read!
ALSO! Congratulations to Alec and his wife, Claire for becoming PARENTS just a couple days ago! Also! Also! Alec just recently launched a webcomic, the Isle of Elsi, which you should totally check out as well!