Alec Longstreth photo by Nate Beaty

Photo by Nate Beaty


Alec Longstreth is a two-time Ignatz Award winning cartoonist.  He has been proudly self-publishing his minicomic Phase 7 since 2002, and intends to continue doing so for the rest of his life. He has released 23 issues so far, which have been collected into six books. In 2014 he self-published his first graphic novel, Basewood with a successful Kickstarter campaign.

Alec's comics have also appeared in anthologies published by Villard, Three Rivers Press, Dark Horse Comics, as well as Tugboat Press and many other indie publishers.  Two French translations of Alec's graphic novels have been published by L'employé du Moi. In 2014 the French translation of Basewood won the Prix Bulles de Cristal.

In 2007 Alec graduated from Pratt Institute's illustration program with highest honors.  His illustration clients include Little, Brown and Company, Highlights Magazine, Nickelodeon Magazine, National Geographic for Kids, Weezer, and many others. Alec has also worked as a digital colorist for graphic novels and picture books published by First Second Books and Hyperion.  See samples of Alec's illustration work over on his illustration portfolio website.

In 2008 Alec was a Fellow at The Center for Cartoon Studies. That same year, Alec joined the CCS faculty, where he taught a variety of classes over the next 8 years. Alec is now the Director of Academic Outreach for CCS. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his wife, the toy designer Claire Sanders, and their two daughters.

Last updated: September 2018