Alec Longstreth is a comics-making MACHINE! His motto is “Draw Comics Everyday!” which he takes literally. It’s no surprise that he’s drawn comics even the most die-hard Longstreth fan has never seen. Alec is dedicating issues 022 and 023 of his series Phase 7 to previously published comics from anthologies websites. This issue collects six older comics, as well as one brand new comic!
“Frames” was originally published in Robyn Chapman’s Hey, 4-Eyes! No. 1, a zine all about glasses. At the time this comic was drawn, Alec was known for wearing black-frame glasses without any lenses in the frames. This comic kind of explains why.
“Stars” was drawn specifically for this issue of Phase 7. Alec remembers his soccer coach from childhood who instilled a love for the sport and team-work in his players.
Four other shorter comics round out the anthology covering the ubiquity of cell phones, missed connections, and a mystery branch over the river in White River Junction, VT!