INTERVIEW: DAVID LASKY AND “THE CARTER FAMILY: DON’T FORGET THIS SONG”

David Lasky is the coauthor, with Frank M. Young, of the graphic novel, “The Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song.” It has been a treat to observe Mr. Lasky’s evolution as an artist. He always loves a challenge and, with this book, he realized early on this was a project that would take years to get right. Sensitive to the human condition, his artistry reveals A.P. Carter and Sara Dougherty Carter for who they were while leaving something to mystery. Like the Mona Lisa’s smile, there is only so much we can know. Mr. Lasky used dip pens of the time to help capture the pace of a bygone era but he also employs a contemporary sensibility in drawing out the drama of these characters. This is the story of the early years of country music giving way to the early years of radio and beyond.

“The Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song” is published by Abrams ComicArts. This is a 192-page hardcover book in full color with a CD of Carter Family songs. Visit the Abrams ComicArts site.

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  2. Awesome interviews and review. Thanks! One tiny but annoying nit – for some unknown reason, Abrams has weirdly marketed this graphic novel as having “178 illustrations,” which is repeated like a meme on this blog. Counting illustrations in a comic book story is irrelevant and confusing, I’d say, and I have no idea where they came up with this number. So, if anyone is puzzled by the description, this is a 192-page hardcover graphic novel in full color, with a bonus CD of Carter Family recordings (hundreds if not thousands of tiny pitchers, folks!). Anyway, just wanna mention again how great these interviews are… I know these swell guys, and I learned new stuff about their book! Well done, Henry!

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