New Minis for SPX

If you thought the wild MEZMER was the only new mini I was bringing to SPX, you would be happily mistaken!  I was hoping that I would have copies of Leo Geo and the Cosmic Crisis to share with you all at SPX, but it looks like it won't be out in time : (  So, I redoubled my efforts to have some fun new minis!
First up is Leo Geo and the Long Snake!  This is a re-drawing of the original Leo Geo comic I drew back in 2007 when I was trying out the idea of a continuous visual canvas.  Up until now, I've only had the one hand drawn version on my shelf.  No longer!  Now, you too can see Leo go through a snake and not understand how a snake's anatomy works!

The next book is a little mini about one of my favorite MEZMER characters, Bluebell!  It started out simply as a book about Bluebell flying around and having fun, but it morphed into a story about how she met Ferls.  It's also about body positivity!!  It comes in this little ziplock bag with an original drawing from Bluebell to Ferls.  I drew 60 of these and had an absolute blast!

It's Bluebell!

The last book is Bud Sinclare's Death Speech.  Bud Sinclare is a ferocious denizen from the world of MEZMER!  He appears at the end of the MEZMER book that I've put together.  The only way that you can get your hands on this mini is to check out the second issue of the Dog City anthology!  I don't know if "issue" is the right world, though; since each is a box with over a dozen different components!  It's the real deal!!  This box set was put together by some students of mine, and it is really out of this world.  The first issue came out in spring and is already SOLD OUT!  Get it while it's hot!


Basewood Kickstarter!

Hey guys, my super-bud Alec Longstreth has just launched a Kickstarter to print his amazing book Basewood in the states!  This book is absolutely beautiful!  The detail is incredible (and we know how much I enjoy drawing detail), and the story is really compelling!  If there was any Kickstarter that you might consider backing (besides the PAPA pinball Kickstarter from earlier this year), it should be THIS ONE!  Alec gave me permission to reblog this blog post about the project:

My Kickstarter campaign to get Basewood professionally printed has launched! This has been my big project for the last couple of months, and I'm very excited to finally send it out into the world. You can get all the details over on the Basewood Kickstarter page.
Obviously, I need to get this information out to as many people as possible in order for it to be successful, so I would really appreciate everybody's help spreading the word. There is a Phase Seven Comics facebook page, but technically I'm not personally on Facebook, so any posts in that realm would be greatly appreciated.

Also, to celebrate this launch, I have put the entirety of Basewood up online for people to read (for FREE!) Hopefully this will let people check out the book and encourage them to back the project.
Readers of this blog are already familiar with the massive effort it took to draw Basewood. It was ten years of my life, and I'm really hoping this campaign will be successful so that I can get the book printed the way I think it deserves to be presented. We'll see how it goes!

images and bog post copyright Alec Longstreth


Leo Geo and the Cosmic Crisis Advance Copies!

Ooooh!  Ahhhhhh!  I've been so busy getting ready for the new semester here at CCS that I was totally blindsided by a package of these beauties in the mail!  It's so amazing to see the final form of something I love so much!  November 5th can't come soon enough!

I have some really fun news for you guys next week, so thank you for bearing with me while I get my ducks in a row!