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. (You may remember our Carter Family comic that appeared in Kramers Ergot 4). Being paid to draw a full length graphic novel is something I've dreamed about my whole adult life, but never imagined it could be possible until recently. I'm very excited!
These are two sample panels from the book-in-progress. Here we see Sara Carter sing on border radio station XERA.
EDIT: Thank you, Paul Constant, for mentioning this on the SLOG: