Seattle Duo’s “The Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song” Makes NPR’s 2012 “Best of” List

I love my local indie booksellers like Elliott Bay Book Company and Fantagraphics, and this year, at least on NPR, indie booksellers from around the nation have had their say on what they think are the year’s best books.

One that made NPR’s “Great Reads In Store: Indie Booksellers Pick 2012’s Best” was The Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song, co-created by one of Seattle’s most exciting comic artists and illustrators, David Lasky, and Seattle writer and colorist Frank M. Young.

“As it turns out, the Carter family’s personal story is as dramatic as their cultural legend. In a graphic novel styled after old serial comics, Frank M. Young and David Lasky trace the Carters from their beginnings in rural Virginia in the early 1900s through heartbreak, betrayal, familial obligations, abandonment, financial success and personal failure, ending with the breakup of the original Carter Family in 1944. Lasky’s gorgeous artwork animates the story and evokes a mood that mirrors the era and the music. Packaged with a CD of rare Carter Family recordings, it’s enough to keep even the biggest Grinch on your list looking on the sunny side.”

You can buy this book at Elliott Bay Book Company (local, indie) or at any of the myriad online booksellers nationwide.

Want to learn more about what David Lasky thinks about his hometown of Seattle? Check out The Artists’ Guide to Seattle for a terrific interview with the man himself on page 7.

What are your favorite places to buy books in Seattle? Share in the comments below!

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David Newman

Creative Director at Visit Seattle, David Newman is a type-junky, design nerd, would-be-superhero, music-fan, family-man and Seattle enthusiast currently residing in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood with his wife, teenagers & anxious dog.

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