"Cartoons"

by David Lasky
Preus Library
October 26 - December 11, 2009

David Lasky 

David Lasky is an alternative cartoonist based in Seattle, Washington. He graduated from the College of William and Mary, where his first cartoon was published 20 years ago in collaboration with Patton Oswalt. After meeting rejection from comic book publishers, he began to make his own mini-comics in 1991. In 1993, he was awarded a Xeric Grant for comics self-publishers, and soon thereafter signed his first contract with a publisher. Among his best known work is a nine page mini-adaptation of Joyce's "Ulysses", eight issues of “Boom Boom Comics”, two issues of the award-nominated “Urban Hipster,” and “No Ordinary Flu” in collaboration with King County Public Health. His stories have appeared in numerous comics anthologies. He teaches comics classes around the Seattle area. Lasky is currently at work on his first graphic novel, Don’t Forget This Song, the story of country music’s Carter Family.

Additional information and examples of work by David Lasky are available on his personal website and his Graphic novel progress blog. Lasky's "flu comic" in particular has currently getting a lot of press due to H1N1 and can be downloaded on the King County Pubic Health website.

2009-2010 David Lasky