I have been self-publishing Phase 7 since 2002 and intend to continue doing so for the rest of my life. On this page you can read all of the out-of-print back issues of Phase 7 for free in the online archive, order current in-print issues and subscriptions directly from me, using PayPal. There are also links to the Phase 7 collections and many other free comics to explore! (see shortcut links to the right).

If you would like to find a bookstore near you that carries Phase 7, try this page. Or, if you work in a store that would like to carry Phase 7, please contact Tony Shenton for wholesale orders.

Shortcuts for this page:

- Currently Available Phase 7 Comics
- Subscription Info & Phase 7 Collections
- The Phase 7 Online Archive
- 24-Hour Comics
- Miscellaneous Comics



Upcoming 2014 Comics Event Appearances:

- San Francisco Zine Fest - August 31 & September 1 in San Francisco, CA

- Small Press Expo - September 13-14 in Bethesda, MD

- More shows will be added to this list!

 

Currently Available Phase 7 Comics

Basewood

Basewood

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. You can read the entirety of Basewood in the Phase Seven Online Archives, below (Phase 7 #005-#009) and learn more about Basewood and see a video preview of the book on this page.

You can also order Basewood on Amazon.com or ask for it at your local comic shop
by using Diamond Order Code: JAN14 0835.

A French-language edition of Basewood is currently available from L'employé du Moi.

216 Pages - First Printing
9” x 12” - Hardcover
B&W interiors - Full Color cover
2 lbs 15 oz. - Media Mail

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Phase 7 #020

Phase 7 #020

This very special 20th issue of Phase 7 serves as a companion volume to my graphic novel, Basewood. It includes a rock opera reinterpretation of Basewood by Andy Hentz and myself, called Songs From the Basewood. An audio CD that contains all eighteen tracks from SFTBW and four B-Sides is included, as well as a unique code which allows you to download the album digitally from bandcamp.com for free.

The first 24 pages of this issue are the complete lyrics for Songs From the Basewood. The remaining 44 pages document "The Making of Basewood." This includes outlines, scripts, character sketches, building designs, reference photographs, inking tests, cover designs and many more materials from the creation of my first graphic novel. You can see a sample by clicking the "Read" button below.

It is my hope that this companion volume will enhance people's enjoyment of Basewood!

68 Pages / First Printing
Includes audio CD and free digital download code
8.5” x 11” - B&W
9oz. - First Class Mail

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Phase 7 #019

Phase 7 #019

Weezer Fan: Part 3 tells the story of every Weezer concert I went to from 2000-2010. Read as I go from regular fan to super fan: drawing posters for the band and eventually going backstage to pour my heart out in Rivers Cuomo's face!

40 Pages
COMING SOON!!! Current Goal: Before September 30th
Watch my progress
 
Phase 7 #018

Phase 7 #018

Weezer Fan: Part 2 tells the story of my first ever concert-going experience, to see Weezer live in Seattle in 1997 on the second leg of the Pinkerton tour. Tragedy, elation and ROCK! This chapter has it all. Click "READ" below to check out a 7-page preview of this issue.

28 Pages / First Printing
7" x 8.5" - B&W
2oz. - First Class Mail

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Phase 7 #017

Phase 7 #017

Weezer Fan: Part 1 contains ten short stories, one for each track of Weezer's self-titled debut, "The Blue Album." In this issue you'll find out how Weezer became my favorite band, and why their music meant so much to me during my teenage years.

As a special sneak preview you can now read the first short story online for free!

40 Pages / Second Printing
7" x 8.5" - B&W
3oz. - First Class Mail

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Subscription Info & Phase 7 Collections

PHASE 7 4-issue Subscription

PHASE 7 4-issue Subscription

A four-issue subscription lasts as long as it takes for me to complete four issues of PHASE 7. It could last a year, or it could last FOUR years! Issues are released as soon as they are completed. Subscribers also get PHASE 7 minicomics, supplements and holiday mailings for free!

You can also buy gift subscriptions. Just include the name and address where you want the comics sent!

Four Issues of PHASE 7
Please remember to include your shipping address!
New Subscribers please indicate which issue you want to start with.
Shipping inside the USA
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B-Sides: Phase 7 #012-#016

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. These comics stories, essays, travelogues and sketchbook selections have now been collected into one volume. B-Sides all five issues of Phase 7 in their entirety, including all covers, introductions and letters columns. B-Sides is available from Lulu.com

266 pages / Perfect Bound
Full color wraparound cover
ISBN: 978-0-985-30042-5
$20.00 + shipping
AVAILABLE FROM:
- Lulu.com
- Amazon.com
INTERNATIONAL ORDERING:
- Amazon.co.uk
- Amazon.fr
- Amazon.de
- More options coming soon!
eBOOK EDITION:
- Coming soon!
 
Transition: Phase 7 #010 & #011

Transition: Phase 7 #010 & #011

For the first time ever, my 100-page autobio story "Transition" is all together under one cover! Phase 7 #010 and #011 are reprinted in their entirety with covers, intros, notes, and letter columns! Transition is available from Lulu.com

116 pages / Perfect Bound
Full color wraparound cover
ISBN: 978-0-615-25359-6
$11.00 + shipping
AVAILABLE FROM:
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- Amazon.com
INTERNATIONAL ORDERING:
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eBOOK EDITION:
ISBN: 978-0-985-30041-8
Only $1.99!
- Apple iBookstore
- Amazon Kindle
- Graphicly.com
 
Phase 7 #001 - #004

Phase 7 #001 - #004

Using the magic of print-on-demand, the first four issues of Phase 7 have been collected into this single volume. Issues are reprinted in their entirety with covers, intros, notes, and letter columns! It is available from Lulu.com

188 pages / Perfect Bound
Full color wraparound cover
ISBN: 978-0-615-25011-3
$16.00 + shipping
AVAILABLE FROM:
- Lulu.com
- Amazon.com
INTERNATIONAL ORDERING:
- Amazon.ca
- Amazon.co.uk
- Amazon.fr
- Amazon.de
- Amazon.co.jp
eBOOK EDITION:
ISBN: 978-0-985-30040-1
Only $1.99!
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- Graphicly.com
 

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The Phase 7 Online Archive

Phase 7 #016

Phase 7 #016

This issue of Phase 7 features sixty-four pages of sketchbook comics from 2004 to 2008 - the four years I lived in New York City. It features stories of me working all over the city as a temp, various tales of heartache and girl trouble, as well as many hilarious interactions with some of the diverse denizens of The Big Apple!

64 pages / SOLD OUT
Reprinted in B-Sides: Phase 7 #012-#016 (see above)
Complete Webcomic - FREE!
 
Phase 7 #015

Phase 7 #015

I put together this issue of Phase 7 using selections from my sketchbooks, dating from 1995-2004. It includes drawings from life, many humorous 1-3 page comics, inking tests, diary comics and much more!

44 pages / SOLD OUT
Reprinted in B-Sides: Phase 7 #012-#016 (see above)
Complete Webcomic - FREE!
 
Phase 7 #014

Phase 7 #014

In January of 2009 I took my first trip to Europe, to attend the Angoulême International Comics Festival. I built a sketchbook just for the trip and filled it with comics about my trip, about the festival and about some of the differences I noticed between life in Europe and life back here in the U.S. It also features drawings by some of the new friends I made in France and Belgium!

44 pages / SOLD OUT
Reprinted in B-Sides: Phase 7 #012-#016 (see above)
Complete Webcomic - FREE!
 
Phase 7 #013

Phase 7 #013

This issue of PHASE 7 reprints a semester-long project, from my History of Illustration class at Pratt Institute. The story follows me on a quick journey through thousands of years of art history, focusing on depictions of every day life. It's a fun read, and you might even learn something!

24 pages / SOLD OUT
Reprinted in B-Sides: Phase 7 #012-#016 (see above)
Complete Webcomic - FREE!
 
Phase 7 #012

Phase 7 #012

This issue features very first comics story, BARCODE. Drawn entirely with stick figures, this collegiate conspiracy details one Boy's heroic fight against conformity!

64 pages / SOLD OUT
Reprinted in B-Sides: Phase 7 #012-#016 (see above)
Complete Webcomic - FREE!
 
Phase 7 #011

Phase 7 #011

"Transition: Part Two - The Best of All Possible Worlds" describes the secret orgins of 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!

56 pages / SOLD OUT
Reprinted in Transition: Phase 7 #010 & #011 (see above)
Complete Webcomic - FREE!
 
Phase 7 #010

Phase 7 #010

"Transition: Part One - A Comics Artist is Formed" is the true story of how I grew up with comics, abandoned them, and then returned to them and decided to start self-publishing!

44 pages / SOLD OUT
Reprinted in Transition: Phase 7 #010 & #011 (see above)
Complete Webcomic - FREE!
 
Phase 7 #009

Phase 7 #009

After seven years of laborious crosshatching, Basewood is finally finished! The final chapter provides a cathartic conclusion to this epic adventure story.

52 pages / SOLD OUT
Collected in Basewood (see above)
Complete Webcomic - FREE!
 
Phase 7 #008

Phase 7 #008

All the mysteries of Basewood converge in this exciting chapter. You'll learn the origins of the amnesiac protagonist and much more in this penultimate installment of my cross-hatched adventure series. Only one chapter remains!

44 pages / SOLD OUT
Collected in Basewood (see above)
Complete Webcomic - COMING SOON!
 
Phase 7 #007

Phase 7 #007

It is a time for action as Winter comes to Basewood. Snow fights and more expert tree climbing make this third installment of my five-part adventure series the most exciting chapter yet!

48 pages / SOLD OUT
Collected in Basewood (see above)
Complete Webcomic - FREE!
 
Phase 7 #006

Phase 7 #006

Questions are answered and mysteries deepen in the second chapter of my five-part adventure series, BASEWOOD.

36 pages / SOLD OUT
Collected in Basewood (see above)
Complete Webcomic - FREE!
 
Phase 7 #005

Phase 7 #005

Mystery and monsters abound in this first exciting chapter of my five-part adventure series, BASEWOOD. Winner of the 2005 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Minicomic!

28 pages / SOLD OUT
Collected in Basewood (see above)
Complete Webcomic - FREE!
 
Phase 7 #004

Phase 7 #004

This semi-autobiographical tale explores the idea of graffiti as art. I used all real graffiti from the streets of Seattle, WA.

44 pages / SOLD OUT
Reprinted in Phase 7 #001 - #004 (see above)
Complete Webcomic - FREE!
 
Phase 7 #003

Phase 7 #003

The epic story of my cross-country road trip with my friend Gabe. Drawn with stick figures in a journal-type Comics form. Adventure! Love! Hilarity! Danger! Gambling!

68 pages! / SOLD OUT
Reprinted in Phase 7 #001 - #004 (see above)
Complete Webcomic - FREE!
 
Phase 7 #002

Phase 7 #002

This issue has three short stories: a trip to New York City with my friend Gabe, working as a scenic carpenter in L.A. and tree-hugging SPACE ALIENS!!! Bonus one-page experiment in sequential art!

24 pages / SOLD OUT
Reprinted in Phase 7 #001 - #004 (see above)
Complete Webcomic - FREE!
 
Phase 7 #001

Phase 7 #001

This was my very first minicomic! It features a twelve-page "silent" comic about escaping horrible office jobs, plus a variety of one and two-page comics with plenty of gags and jokes!

24 pages / SOLD OUT
Reprinted in Phase 7 #001 - #004 (see above)
Complete Webcomic - FREE!
 

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24-hour Comics

Claire: Part Two

Claire: Part Two

I drew my thirteenth 24-Hour comic on December 31st, 2013 from 8:08am - 10:24pm. It is all about my wife Claire Sanders.

 
Claire: Part One

Claire: Part One

I drew my twelfth 24-Hour comic on December 20th, 2012 from 7:03am - 6:30pm. It is all about my girlfriend Claire Sanders.

 
Elementary

Elementary

For my eleventh 24-Hour comic, I drew the art and came up with the story, and my girlfriend Claire Sanders did all of the watercolor painting.

We made this in Montréal with a bunch of other artists, starting at 8:22am on May 21st and finishing at 2:07am on May 22nd, 2011. CLICK THIS LINK to read the entire thing over at Grandpapier.org

 
24x7: A Decade of 24-Hour Comics

24x7: A Decade of 24-Hour Comics

This 174-page book collects six of my 24-hour comics: Scars, Crispy Ginger Crumples, Daydream #0007 (never-before released!), GCB!, The 2008 Phase 7 Summer Supplement, and The PAM Artist. 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. Click "Read" below, to check out the first 8 pages of commentary!

174 pages / Perfect Bound
Full color wraparound cover
$14.00 + shipping
Available from Lulu.com
eBOOK EDITION:
Only $7.00!
PDF format
DRM-free
Available from Lulu.com
 
The PAM Artist

The PAM Artist

My ninth 24-hour comic was drawn with Max de Radiguès on December 5th, 2009 from 12:00am to 10:41pm. You can read a bit about the process in this blog entry. (TBA)

Reprinted in 24x7: A Decade of 24-Hour Comics (see above)
Complete Webcomic - FREE!
 
The 2008 Phase 7 Summer Supplement

The 2008 Phase 7 Summer Supplement

My eighth 24-hour comic is all about my decision to move to Vermont, after living in New York City for four years... it also explains why I cut off all of my hair on August 1st, 2008 and decided to grow my hair and beard out! It was drawn on September 2nd, 2008 from 12:01am - 8:30pm and was originally sent out as a minicomic to the Phase 7 subscribers.

Reprinted in 24x7: A Decade of 24-Hour Comics (see above)
Complete Webcomic - FREE!
 
GCB!

GCB!

My seventh 24-hour comic is all about my friendship with my best friend Gabe. It was drawn from 12:01am on September 26th to 2:08am on September 27th, in 2007 (another Eastman Variation... agh!) You can read a bit about the process in this blog entry.

Reprinted in 24x7: A Decade of 24-Hour Comics (see above)
Complete Webcomic - FREE!
 
Daydream #0007

Daydream #0007

My sixth 24-hour comic was drawn on Thursday May 18th, 2006 from midnight to midnight (perfect!) Unfortunately, it ended up being really, really personal, so I don't feel comfortable sharing it on the internet. You can read a little bit about it in my blog.

Only available in 24x7: A Decade of 24-Hour Comics (see above)
 
Crispy Ginger Crumples

Crispy Ginger Crumples

My fifth 24-hour comic was drawn collabratively with Aaron Renier. Drawn from 12:01am January 2nd to 12:51am January 3rd, 2006 (an Eastman Variation, alas!) Read all about it in this blog entry!

Reprinted in 24x7: A Decade of 24-Hour Comics (see above)
Complete Webcomic - FREE!
 
Scars

Scars

My fourth 24 Hour Comic, which tells the stories about each of the scars on my body in chronological order. Drawn on November 20th, 2004 from 12:00am to 11:57pm.

Reprinted in 24x7: A Decade of 24-Hour Comics (see above)
Complete Webcomic - FREE!
 
COLORS

COLORS

My third 24-hour comic explored the use of color. Drawn on July 6th, 2003 from 12:00am to 10:25pm

Complete Webcomic - FREE!
 
SUPER-DREAM

SUPER-DREAM

My second 24-hour comic strings together a series of my dreams. Drawn on August 19th, 2002 from 12:00am to 11:30pm

Complete Webcomic - FREE!
 
SLEEP-LESS

SLEEP-LESS

My first 24-hour comic ever! A story about sleep (or lack thereof!) Drawn on December 19th, 2001 from 12:00am to 11:41pm

Complete Webcomic - FREE!
 

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Miscellaneous Comics

Phase 7 Funnies #2

Phase 7 Funnies #2

I drew this minicomic for the November 2009 release of Uncle Envelope, which is an awesome zine-subscription service for kids! As with P7 Funnies #1, this collection is made up of fun and silly material that I had unsuccessfully pitched to Nickelodeon Magazine.

 
Your Comics Will Love You Back!

Your Comics Will Love You Back!

These are the notes I complied to accompany two lectures I gave on self-publishing at The Center For Cartoon Studies and The Norman Rockwell Museum in March of 2008. They are basically an updated and revised version of For The Love of Comics and represent most of what I learned in the first five years of self-publishing.

 
For the Love of Comics!

For the Love of Comics!

These are the notes that Aaron Renier and I created for our lecture at The Center For Cartoon Studies on October 25th, 2005. You can read about our trip in my blog.

 
Phase 7 Funnies #1

Phase 7 Funnies #1

This was a special minicomic that I sent out to all the Phase 7 subscribers in December of 2007. It is comprised entirely of material that I pitched to Nickelodeon Magazine and National Geographic Kids which did not make the cut. There are plenty of gags, as well as some silly stories and lots and lots of bad puns.

 
People, Places, Things. #1

People, Places, Things. #1

A series of drawings from my sketchbook. Most are from wandering around New York City, drawing in parks, museums, people's apartments or on the subway.

20 pages / SOLD OUT!
Complete Webcomic - FREE!
 
People, Places, Things. #2

People, Places, Things. #2

This second collection of my observational drawings includes: People in parks, people in airports, musicians, a dog, trees, buildings, food and friends.

20 pages / SOLD OUT!
Complete Webcomic - FREE!
 
The Dvorak Zine

The Dvorak Zine

A 24 page zine designed to promote the Dvorak Simplified Keyboard Layout using the power of COMICS. Visit DVzine.org for all the details, including free .pdf and web comic versions of the Zine!

24 pages / green paper cover
Photocopy - Letter Digest
Available from Microcosm Publishing
Complete Webcomic - FREE!
 
1935: Camp Lake Kedgewick

1935: Camp Lake Kedgewick

These sketches and comics were drawn by my GREAT GRANDFATHER, John Claghorn, waaaaay back in 1935. See? Drawing with ink is in my BLOOD!

 

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