By Frank M. Young, David Lasky
Winner of the 2013 Eisner Award for top Reality-Based Work!
The Carter relatives: Don't overlook This music is a wealthy and compelling unique photo novel that tells the tale of the Carter Family—the first celebrity team of kingdom music—who made hundreds of thousands of recordings and offered hundreds of thousands of documents. lots of their hit songs, equivalent to “Wildwood Flower" and “Will the Circle Be Unbroken," have encouraged numerous musicians and stay undying kingdom standards.
The Carter family members: Don't disregard This tune is not just a different illustrated biography, yet a relocating account that unearths the family's upward push to good fortune, their struggles alongside the way in which, and their impression on modern track. Illustrated with exacting aspect and written within the Southern dialect of the time, its dynamic narrative is natural Americana. it's also a narrative of good fortune and failure, of poverty and wealth, of racism and tolerance, of creativity and enterprise, and of the facility of track and love.
Includes bonus CD with unique Carter family members music.
Praise for The Carter Family:
"What a very good marriage of shape and content material! Humble and moving—straightforward with occasional breathtaking bravura passages—this e-book echoes the Carter Family's rough-hewn sounds. It tells of the lives, sorrows, and values of a misplaced the USA briefly episodes like a massive stack of outdated 78s. utilizing the vocabulary of comedian strips like Little Orphan Annie and Gasoline Alley, it's as obsessive in its commitment to vernacular craft and tough paintings as A.P. Carter himself. Frank younger and David Lasky have spun a piece of visible tune that may replay on your head and middle good after you've entire examining it."—Art Spiegelman, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer/artist of Maus
“Charming, devoted, and resonant . . . will attraction the pants off you." —The Comics Journal
“Lasky's lovely art animates the tale and conjures up a temper that mirrors the period and the music." —NPR.org
“Pure excitement for somebody attracted to tune history." —The Seattle Times
“Cracking open The Carter relatives feels like placing on a classic seventy eight: moody hearty Americana emanates hauntingly. Enlivening this picture biography of the mythical state track relations are either Frank M. Young's discussion, which replicates the vernacular to a T yet oh so evidently, and David Lasky's understated and chic illustrations which resonate just like the track they depict." —HeebMagazine.com
Harvey Awards Nominee for most sensible image Album - unique (2013)
Will Eisner comedian Awards for top Reality-Based paintings (2013)