Sunday, November 16, 2008

Jimmie Rodgers Visits

This is a comics page I created in collaboration with Frank Young as part of our book proposal package for the graphic novel. The text comes from one of the actual recordings the Carter Family made with Jimmie Rodgers. It's a recording I never tire of listening to.

When Frank and I were given our page count by Abrams, we realized a lot of what we'd planned would have to be cut. The "Jimmie Rodgers Visits the Carter Family" adaptation was sadly removed from the outline to strengthen the story and keep the plot flowing right along. You won't see it in the book, but it may make an appearance later on...

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Don't Forget To Vote!

Today is a crucial day in American history. I urge you to take action and be part of this important moment.

Election 2008 Voting Information

Today, November 4th, is Election Day! Remember to vote—not just for Barack Obama, but for Congressional, state, and local candidates as well.

Where and when do I vote?

Find your polling place, voting times, and other important information by checking out these sites and the hotline below. These resources are good, but not perfect. To be doubly sure, you can also contact your local elections office.

Obama's VoteForChange site:

League of Women Voters' site:

Obama's voter hotline: 877-US4-OBAMA (877-874-6226)

What should I do before I go?

After you've entered your address on either Vote For Change or Vote411, read the voting instructions and special rules for your state.
Voting ID laws vary from state to state, but if you have ID, bring it.
Check out all the voting myths and misinformation to look out for:

What if something goes wrong?

Not on the voter list? Make sure you're at the right polling place, then demand a provisional ballot.

If you're voting on an electronic machine with a paper record, verify that the record is accurate.

Need legal help? Call 1-866-OUR-VOTE.

If you encounter a problem, try to videotape the situation and submit it to