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The Carter Family Frank Young

The Carter Family By Frank Young

The Carter Family by Frank Young

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The Carter Family by Frank Young

Winner of the 2013 Eisner Award for Best Reality-Based Work! The Carter Family: Don't Forget This Song is a rich and compelling original graphic novel that tells the story of the Carter Family-the first superstar group of country music-who made hundreds of recordings and sold millions of records. Many of their hit songs, such as Wildwood Flower and Will the Circle Be Unbroken, have influenced countless musicians and remain timeless country standards. The Carter Family: Don't Forget This Song is not only a unique illustrated biography, but a moving account that reveals the family's rise to success, their struggles along the way, and their impact on contemporary music. Illustrated with exacting detail and written in the Southern dialect of the time, its dynamic narrative is pure Americana. It is also a story of success and failure, of poverty and wealth, of racism and tolerance, of creativity and business, and of the power of music and love. Includes bonus CD with original Carter Family music. Praise for The Carter Family: What a fine marriage of form and content! Humble and moving-straightforward with occasional breathtaking bravura passages-this book echoes the Carter Family's rough-hewn sounds. It tells of the lives, sorrows, and values of a lost America in short episodes like a giant stack of old 78s. Using the vocabulary of comic strips like Little Orphan Annie and Gasoline Alley, it's as obsessive in its dedication to vernacular craft and hard work as A.P. Carter himself. Frank Young and David Lasky have spun a work of visual music that will replay in your head and heart well after you've finished reading it.-Art Spiegelman, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer/artist of Maus Charming, faithful, and resonant . . . will charm the pants off you. -The Comics Journal Lasky's gorgeous artwork animates the story and evokes a mood that mirrors the era and the music. Pure pleasure for anyone interested in music history. -The Seattle Times Cracking open The Carter Family feels like putting on a vintage 78: moody hearty Americana emanates hauntingly. Enlivening this graphic biography of the legendary country music family are both Frank M. Young's dialogue, which replicates the vernacular to a T but oh so naturally, and David Lasky's understated and elegant illustrations which resonate like the music they depict.

About Frank Young

David Lasky is an illustrator who has produced a number of critically acclaimed comic books, including a nine-page condensation of Joyce's Ulysses, eight issues of Boom Boom Comics, two issues of the award-nominated Urban Hipster, the cover and prologue for Yiddishkeit and numerous short comics for celebrated anthologies. Frank Young has been a working writer for twenty years. He's written and edited for newspapers and magazines across America. In collaboration with Justin Green, legendary cartoonist and author of Binky Brown Meets the Virgin Mary, Young produced a series of illustrated musical biographies, Musical Legends, which appeared in Pulse! magazine and released in book form.

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The Carter Family by Frank Young
Used - Good
Winner of Will Eisner Comic Industry Award (Reality-Based) 2013
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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