This collection reprints five issues of Alec Longstreth's minicomic Phase 7 in their entirety:
#012 is a stick figure science fiction story about a college and the barcode system it uses to keep... More > track of its students.
#013 reprints a comics essay in which the idea of everyday art is explored throughout art history.
#014 is a facsimile of the sketchbook that Longstreth took on his first trip to Europe, for the 2009 Angoulême comics festival in France. It includes an account of his trip and many observational drawings created while traveling.
#015 and #016 are comprised of selections from Longstreth's many sketchbooks, starting in 1995 and working up to 2008. Various quick drawings and loose diary comics reveal the cartoonist's struggles with relationships, employment, education and his future.
All of these issues were released while Longstreth was focused on drawing his graphic novel Basewood, hence the title "B-Sides."< Less
On December 19th, 2001 Alec Longstreth drew his first 24-Hour Comic. The experience was so amazing for him, that Alec vowed to draw one a year for the rest of his life. "24x7" collects... More > six of Alec's best 24-Hour Comics from his first ten years on the job. The seventh 24-Hour Comic is the book itself!< Less
For the first time, both parts of Transition are under one cover! "Transition: Part One - A Comics Artist is Formed" is the true story of how I grew up with comics, abandoned them, and... More > then returned to them and decided to start self-publishing! "Transition: Part Two - The Best of All Possible Worlds" describes the secret origins of my minicomic PHASE 7, as well as many of the things I learned in my first 4 years of self-publishing. This book secretly contains many useful tips on how to start your own comic book, distribute it and get involved in the comics community!< Less