Alec Cover


The Years Have Pants (a Life-Sized Omnibus)

By Eddie Campbell

Top Shelf Productions, Paperback, 9781603090254, 638pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2009

For the first time ever, the pioneering autobiographical comics of master cartoonist Eddie Campbell ("From Hell") are collected in a single volume Brilliantly observed and profoundly expressed, the "ALEC "stories present a version of Campbell's own life, filtered through the alter ego of "Alec MacGarry." Over many years, we witness Alec's (and Eddie's) progression "from beer to wine" -- wild nights at the pub, existential despair, the hunt for love, the quest for art, becoming a "responsible breadwinner," feeling lost at his own movie premiere, and much more Eddie's outlandish fantasies and metafictional tricks convert life into art, while staying fully grounded in his own absurdity. This Life-Size Omnibus edition of "ALEC" includes all the stories from "The King Canute Crowd," "Three-Piece Suit," "How to be an Artist," and "After the Snooter," as well as the very early, out-of-print "ALEC "stories and a staggering amount of bonus material.

About the Author
Cover artist Eddie Campbell created the Bacchus comic series and the semiautobiographical Alec graphic novels, and is the artist behind From Hell (created with Alan Moore). Campbell lives in Australia. The print and ebook editions of The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains include Campbell s original art throughout.