Thursday, April 25, 2013

Stumptown Comics Fest

I'll be in Portland, OR on Saturday for the Stumptown Comics Fest, signing copies of "Carter Family: Don't Forget This Song" to benefit the CBLDF at 1pm, then participating in the Remembering Dylan Williams panel at 5pm.  The rest of the time, I will be walking around looking at all the comics.  (At the Oregon Convention Center).


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Don't Forget This Song Receives Two Eisner Award Nominations! Yahoo!

This just announced: our Carter Family graphic novel is nominated for two 2013 Eisner Awards, according to Comic Book Resources' website (click on the link to see their article.)

The book is nominated for Best Reality-Based Work (and is up against stiff competition from Ellen Forney and Carol Tyler) and for Best Writer (Frank M. Young, who shares this nomination 50/50 with co-creator David Lasky). Again, we're up against a big name--Ed Brubaker--but we're the only non-mainstream figure in that category, so who knows what'll happen?

Receiving these nominations is an enormous honor, and gives us a strong sense of "thumbs up" from our contemporaries in the comics world. Whether we win or not, this is a big deal to us--thank you so much to everyone who voted for us!

(And, since this post bumped David's recent announcement--if you are in the SF area and would like to meet David and get your book signed, please read the posting immediately below. David will be in SF on Thursday, along with legendary underground cartoonist/musician Robert Armstrong. Show your love for David, San Francisco!)

Sunday, April 14, 2013

David Lasky will sign "Carter Family" graphic novel in Sacramento on Thursday, with music by Robert Armstrong

If you're in the Sacramento area, please come get your Carter Family: Don't Forget This Song graphic novel signed by David, and listen to Robert Armstrong (of the Cheap Suit Serenaders) play and sing Carter Family and related songs.   April 18th at 7pm.  This event is free.

[Armstrong is a legendary cartoonist as well, and one of my favorites.]

[I wish I was going to be there on the 21st when Time Tested remembers Sacramento-based PULSE! Magazine, which was one of the first publications to hire me as a cartoonist and illustrator! -David]

Time Tested Books
1114 21st Street (between L and K streets)
Sacramento, CA 95811
Phone: 916-447-5696


Saturday, April 13, 2013

David in San Francisco at Mission Comics on Wednesday

David is travelling to Northern California in the week ahead.  You can find him at San Francisco's Mission: Comics and Art on Wednesday evening, April 17, where he will present a slide talk about the Carter Family book & then will sign copies...

Trivia: In the summer of 1991, David lived in the Mission District, on the same street as Mission: Comics and Art, just 12 blocks east. (I'm excited to see how the neighborhood has changed.)

First Aid Kit

Today I'm listening to the Swedish duo First Aid Kit, and I thought I'd share with you their lovely song "Emmylou", which mentions June and Johnny...

Thursday, April 4, 2013