Our face is red with embarrassment for not having brought this massive 638 page compendium to the attention of Copacetic customers sooner. "The Years Have Pants" collects all seven previously published Alec books – The King Canute Crowd, Graffiti Kitchen, How to Be an Artist, Little Italy, The Dead Muse, The Dance of Lifey Death, and After the Snooter – and "a generous helping of rare and never-before-seen material, including an all-new 35-page book, titled (you guessed it), "The Years Have Pants." No less an authority than Tom Spurgeon, has stated, "There's no artist working in comics today whose body of work I admire more than Eddie Campbell's." Alec is, for those of you who are unaware, the Alec series is autobiographical, with the title character serving as Eddie's alter ego through which he channels both his inner and outer life in a series of adventures, reflections and fantasies that fold back on themselves to graphically reveal a multi-faceted portrait of the artist. This is, needless to say, an incredible value. This is the softcover edition.