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Alec : the Years Have Pants Life Sized Omnibus Hardcover

Eddie Campbell
Eddie Campbell

While a few of you may only know Eddie Campbell through his collaboration with Alan Moore on From Hell, Eddie has published (or been a part of) an impressive 200 comic books and graphic novels to date; with most of that work centering around his two great continuities: Alec (a.k.a. Alec MacGarry) and Bacchus (a.k.a. Deadface).

If this surprises you, it's probably due to the unserialized nature of many of his releases … something that’s about to be cured with the Omnibus collections of both Alec and Bacchus

Alec is a brilliant and insightful romp through Eddie's life, and it represents one of the best … and first! … works in the autobiographical-comics genre. In it, we witness Eddie's progression from "beer to wine," or to put it more accurately, his inevitable maturation through time. Whether it's tales of his early pub-crawlin' days, or glimpses into his current private life with "wifey" and kids, there are "truths" here that transcend the factual and paint a picture of the way life should be.

Alec: the Years Have Pants Life Sized Omnibus will collect all the stories from The King Canute Crowd, Graffiti Kitchen, Three Piece Suit, How to be an Artist, Little Italy, The Dead Muse, The Dance of Lifey Death, After the Snooter, as well as an all new novella The Years Have Pants and several short stories rarely or never before seen. It will definitely be the definitive Alec tome.


"Alec is magic, and even if I knew how all of it was done I'd be doing you a disservice if I pointed out the wires and mirrors. ... It is written by someone who obviously finds being alive an endless source of novelty and conundrum." Alan Moore

"Do you need me to tell you how good Eddie Campbell is? Or that After the Snooter is probably the best graphic novel about art and wine and midlife crises and families and friends and wine and love and art and saying goodbye and terror there is?" Neil Gaiman

"I love that we have an artist like Campbell who merges the horizons of comics culture with the larger horizons of culture, art, literature. But I love even more the unassuming but devastating humanness of his work." Charles Hatfield


Top Shelf, hardback, 640 pages, published December 2009


  This book is running slightly late but the publishers have told us it is now shipping (literally!) and hope to have it to stores by late December or early January


£44.99  £30.1433 %

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