Countdown to the Con: The Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song by Frank M. Young and David Lasky

See David Lasky at Comic-Con on Saturday, July 26 at 4:00-5:00PM in Room 28DE at the Abrams ComicArts Preview Panel, then meet David Lasky at 5:30PM in Autographing Area AA21 where he will be signing the Eisner Award–winning graphic novel The Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song and El Deafo.

For over 60 years Abrams has been the country’s premiere art book publisher. It’s been five years since the launch of Abrams ComicArts in 2009, and the tradition of excellence continues with award-winning original graphic novels and coffee table books such as The Art of Rube Goldberg. Join Charles Kochman (editorial director of Abrams ComicArts), Chad Beckerman (Eisner nominated creative director of Abrams ComicArts), Carol Burrell (senior editor of Abrams ComicArts), and other special guests, including Mark Evanier (historian and author of The Art of the Simon and Kirby Studio), Kazu Kibuishi (writer and artist the Amulet series, and editor of the Explorer series), Chip Kidd (award-winning author, editor, and book designer), and David Lasky (Eisner Award–winning artist of The Carter Family), as they talk about current titles, including Climate Changed by Philippe Squarzoni, and reveal details about their upcoming Fall 2014 list, including The Warren Commission Report: An Investigation into the Kennedy Assassination by Ernie Colón, Jerzy Drozd, and Dan Mishkin, The Art of the Simon and Kirby Studio by Mark Evanier,Sing No Evil byJP Ahonen and KP Alare, as well as details about exciting forthcoming projects…

 

Full details about Abrams ComicArts at the San Diego Comic-Con can be found here: http://www.abramsbooks.com/comiccon/ 

Aidan Fitzgerald’s cover to Intruder #4, coming out later this week.

Featuring comics by Alexa Koenings, Nikki Burch, Tom Van Deusen, Max Clotfelter, Darin Shuler, Tony Ong, Jason T. Miles, Marc Palm, Aidan Fitzgerald, David Lasky, James the Stanton, Tim Miller, Billis Helg, Ben Horak and Kazimir Strzepek

Conceived in 2002 and in the works since 2007, The Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song is a graphic novel detailing the story of the First Family of Country Music. Written by Frank Young and illustrated by David Lasky. 

Somehow I just found out about this today, which is super disappointing as both a country music and comics fan. Shame on me!

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Amazon ($15. Cheap! Or reserve it from your local library.)

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Acclaimed alternative cartoonists David Lasky and Noah Van Sciver have mined American history to produce two remarkable graphic novels – Lasky’s The Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song and Van Sciver’s The Hypo: The Melancholic Young Lincoln. Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery hosts an exhibition of original art and book signing by these amazing artists on Friday, November 2, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. More info here.

I got my copy of The Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song yesterday. The book is a graphic novel biography of the legendary titular family, written and drawn by Seattle artists Frank M. Young and David Lasky. Publisher Abrams’ Comicart imprint has gone all-out in producing this book, even going so far as to include a CD of Carter Family music.  Early reviews have been very good, and you can find a copy in most comic shops and bookstores nationwide. Boing Boing has the first three chapters up online, if you need a preview. Also, as a full disclosure: I have a credit in the book for some background inking, and I’m very proud of my (admittedly small) contribution to this excellent piece of graphic story-telling. Take a peek.

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