On Friday the 8th (8/8/08 as it turned out), I signed my first major publishing contract. The project is a graphic novel biography of the Carter Family. This week I will begin work on the book with collaborator Frank Young. This is something Frank and I have been working towards for a few years now… It’s Abrams that gave us the green light. As it was Abrams that published “The Smithsonian Collection of Newspaper Comics” (one of my favorite books of all time), I am very happy to be with them.
Abrams recently announced a new comics-related imprint. A portion of Lasky’s full-color story was published in 2003′s Kramers Ergot 4, which Buenaventura Press will return to print in a new hardcover edition this fall.