Tuesday, September 24, 2019

What Makes The Old Songs Old?

A few years ago, singer-songwriter Wes Weddell, as part of a Bushwick Book Club event, wrote a beautiful song inspired by our book "The Carter Family: Don't Forget This Song". It was called "What Makes The Old Songs Old?" and this year it was officially released on Wes's album "Somewhere in the Middle."

Give it a listen on Wes's web page.  And if you like it, please order Wes's album.

You can also find Wes on Bandcamp.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Ken Burns' "Country Music" highlights the Carter Family

I caught the first episode of "Country Music", the new epic documentary by Ken Burns, and thoroughly enjoyed it. The Carter Family was prominently highlighted, as well as Leslie Riddle. It was gratifying to see some of the historic moments that I'd drawn in the Carter Family graphic novel chronicled in the Burns style with old photos, voiceovers, interviews, and of course: music.

Positive reviews are appearing, and for anyone who missed it, I believe the episode can be viewed online here.

-David Lasky


Sunday, August 18, 2019

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.