Basewood Chapter 4 = DONE!

Tue 12/21/2010

Sorry for the second consecutive two-week blogging hiatus. Things have been INTENSE around here lately! The month-long deadline crunch finally came to a halt last night at about 11:30pm, when I finished inking the final page of Basewood Chapter 4. You can click on that image above to see the chart bigger, with its many plateaus and slow year-long climb to 100%.

Last night I got some sleep and then came back to the studio first thing in the morning to do all of my art corrections for this chapter. There were only about five panels that needed some continuity fixing, or "hatching matching" (as I like to call it). I was in the CCS lab by about 10:30am, and there I remained until 5:30pm, when I finally finished scanning in all of the pieces of this chapter. Even with the big 11" x 17" scanners, each page has a minimum of 3 scans that need to be stitched together.

So after a quick dinner, I started working with Photoshop, which I finished up around 10pm. Then I dumped everything into some InDesign files which I had set up a few weeks ago. By 11:30pm, I was back in the lab, printing up a test copy, which turned out GREAT!

Needless to say, I can't wait to get this issue into everyone's hands. There is still a lot of work that needs to be done, but I'm afraid it'll have to be done in SEATTLE. I leave tomorrow for New York (where I am catching my flight back home for Christmas) even though I was already IN New York last weekend for TWO (count them, TWO) back to back Weezer concerts. But more about that later...

For now I just wanted to say that Phase 7 #008 exists! There is one copy of it. But soon there will be MANY copies of it, and I will send them out to all of you before 2010 comes to a close, so keep an eye on those mailboxes! Happy Holidays everyone!

10 comments on this entry

Oh man, CONGRATULATIONS! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of this beast!

Jason Dec22

Well that's BRILLIANT, Alec! Can't wait to receive my copy (hope I still have my subscription running, by the way)

YES! Congrats Buddy! I can't wait to read it. Happy Holidays, too!

Whoa man! Congratulations. I'm especially happy that you'll be sending from Seattle, as that means I'll get my copy even sooner.

josh Dec22

Congrats Alec! We're excited to see it! Have a great Christmas with your family!!

charlotte Dec23

YES!! congrats! I'm still growing my beard in support of you till the whole basewood series is done! I'll be sending you mail soon. take care man! x

andylips Dec24

Great! Now enjoy your break. You've certainly earned it.

Arlene Dec29

Basewood Chapter 4 has reached Charlotte, NC! Another fantastic chapter in this wonderful story. Great work Alec. And the artwork is just insane!--I absolutely love it.... Congratulations on another memorable issue of Phase 7.

Blake Dec31

Got and read Basewood Chapter 4 tonight. I think it's my favorite issue of Phase 7 yet. Thanks, Alec.

dave Jan01

Thanks everyone!

Alec Jan01

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