Sunday, August 4, 2013

The Carter Family Don't forget This Song; Frank M. Young & David Lasky

 This year's Eisner winner for "Best Reality-Based Work", The Carter Family Don't forget This Song, a biography of the Carter Family, by Frank M. Young & David Lasky was very deserving of this distinction. The Carter Family Don't Forget This Song is a beautiful 192 page hardcover, which also comes with a CD of early recordings of the Carter Family.

 This graphic novel spans the history of the Carter Family from the early 1920's through 1944. Mostly centering on Alvin Pleasant (A.P) and Sara Carter and how they went from being farmers to writing and recording what is largely regarded as the foundations of country music (June Carter Cash is the Carter most people are probably familiar with). As anyone who is familiar with history knows, the 1920s through 1944 were some of the most difficult times for everyone and the Carter Family were not excused from hardships, both personal and financially, thus The Carter Family Don't forget This Song, is not just a history of the Carter Family, but a history of that time period. Definitely recommended for anyone who is interested in old country music (not the over-produced sap that is called country music on most of today's country music radio stations) and the struggles of Americans in the early part of the 20th Century.

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Happy New Comics Wednesday 8/16/17 - Big Metal #1 release, Kirby 100th B-Day Celebration local artist opening tonight (with a HUGE Kirby cake), & Very Awesome Girls LV Book Drive / Bake Sale this Saturday edition!!

 I hope everyone has stayed off of the interwebs and not had this first issue spoiled! After these three photos showing some of the comics...