Out with the old, in with the new!

Sat 1/1/2011

Well, I'm ringing in the new year with a new issue of Phase 7! Phase 7 #008 contains the fourth chapter of Basewood and this installment answers a lot of the mysteries that have plagued the plot. It's now available for ordering and as always, you can read a small excerpt (the first 7 pages) online, if you want to get a sneak peek.

This chapter took me just over a year to draw, and the LAST chapter will probably take the same, so you've all got plenty of time to enjoy this one! Let's hope I can wrap up this adventure series before we see the end of 2011.

If Phase 7 #008 is the little baby that represents 2011, then Phase 7 #014 is the old man, standing in for 2010. It has now been "retired," which means I will no longer be printing or selling any copies. It ALSO means that you can now read the entire issue online for FREE! (it will also be reprinted in a collection of P7 #012 - #016, eventually).

The last update on the comics page was the addition of two comics shows that I'll be tabling at in 2011: MoCCA and Stumptown, which are BOTH in April this year. I hope to see some of you there!

Okay, that's all I have for now. Happy New Year everyone!

7 comments on this entry

Hooray!! Can't wait to read it.

Moody Jan02

Ever think about throwing Phase 7 up on Kindle?

Yeah, I've been meaning to set up eBooks of the collections on Lulu.com, I just haven't had the time to get around to it. One of these days!

Alec Jan03

Fan-TASTIC! I'm a new "Basewood" fan and am ecstatic I'll get to read a new chapter in 2011!

TomD. Jan04

Got mine in the mail... looking forward to reading it.

I am excited to read it Alec! Hopefully we can get you to come down and talk to the students. Take care

Joel Gill Jan06


I got back to Michigan after Winter breaking in California and the prize of my mail pile was your latest book! I read it right before bed and couldn't put it down. I love your attention to detail in the environments (especially the carpentry and architecture). You really slow down the pacing when appropriate, like the belabored action of pulling ben up to the treehouse. And I continually marvel at how effortlessly you pull us along through narrated sections (like the extended flashback in this issue). All I can say is, may the force be with you on the final leg (and year) of your Basewood journey. It's been a pleasure to watch it unfold and well worth the wait. (I.E. Don't beat yourself up over the rate of production!) :)

Take care, Alec, and keep on comic-ing!

Ryan Claytor
Elephant Eater Comics

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