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Posted By: Desert Dancer
07-Sep-12 - 10:39 PM
Thread Name: Carter Family story as graphic novel
Subject: Carter Family story as graphic novel
The Carter Family: Don't Forget This Story, a graphic novel by Frank M. Young and David Lasky, is completed and will go on sale sometime this month. It's available for pre-order at (but remember to use one of the Mudcat links to Amazon).

Here's the publisher's blurb:
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.

My first link above is to the writers' blog about the book, which has pictures and a video to give you more of an idea about it.

(I think it was a Southern Folklife Collection Facebook post that alerted me to this.)

~ Becky in Tucson