In the dark woods at the base of a giant cliff -the Basewood- a young man wakes up with no memory, a bloody head, missing a shoe. In quick succession, he meets a friendly dog, is attacked by a ferocious beast, and is rescued by an old hermit. What spills forth is a tale of friendship, tragedy, revenge, adventure and true love. How did the old man, Argus become the sole resident of the dangerous woods? Where did the man with no memory come from, and what dangers await them when they begin to investigate his origins?
In large heavily-patterned drawings of deep forests, strange contraptions, and tremendous engineering feats, Basewood is an exciting adventure with a unique, singular vision. Alec takes great care to build up characters and emotions, so you really feel what the characters feel. He also takes great care in crafting the world in which the characters live, so you feel like you can feel every object on the page. Enter this mystery world with dazzling imagery and high stakes, and you will be rewarded with excitement and friendship.