Friday, February 8, 2019

Something cool in Sacramento

It's a Johnny Cash mural by artist Shepard Fairey! Looks great.
It recently received some recognition. 

Friday, April 13, 2018

Spotted in Olympia

George Lawson spotted "The Carter Family: Don't Forget This Song" in a store in Olympia, WA. How nice to see it in the company of so many cool graphic novels. Thanks for the photo, George!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Windows to the Past: David Lasky talks about the making of "Carter Family: Don't Forget This Song"

David Lasky, co-author of "Carter Family: Don't Forget This Song," will talk about the making of the book, as well as the making of "Oregon Trail: Road to Destiny," on April 11, 2018 on the campus of SPU in Seattle. The event goes from 7 to 9pm. There is a charge of $15 for non-members to attend. More info here.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Frank Young on Frank King

When Frank and I decided on the visual look of "Carter Family: Don't Forget This Song", the classic comic strip "Gasoline Alley" by Frank King was a major visual touchstone for us.

Frank has recently reviewed a lavish new book of Frank King's early work, pre-Gasoline-Alley. You can read the review here.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

To Laugh That We May Not Weep

Frank Young's newest book, co-authored with Glenn Bray, is a gorgeous coffee table art book on illustrator and cartoonist Art Young (no relation), who produced many, many cartoons in the early 20th century, political and non-political, but has remained largely unknown in our time. Until now.

Michael Tisserand (who wrote the definitive biography of Krazy Kat cartoonist George Herriman) has reviewed the book, "To Laugh That We May Not Weep", for the Chicago Tribune. Read the review here, then go out and purchase the book as a gift for the cartoon lover in your life (or for yourself)!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Leslie Riddle Honored

Leslie Riddle, who taught the Carter Family some of their best songs, has been honored in Burnsville, NC with a historical highway marker. Details here. (with thanks to Ron McConnell for the info!)

Also worth noting: Burnsville hosts an annual RiddleFest! I hope to attend one of these times...