David Lasky

Seattle, Washington


Seattle writer-artist David Lasky coauthored the graphic novel Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song, which won comics’ Eisner Award in 2013. His goal as a graphic novelist has been to push the boundaries of the medium. He regularly explores new possibilities in informational comics, abstract comics, and poetry comics. Sometimes his comics are even comical. David has been a graphic novel instructor for 15 years and has focused primarily on teaching haiku comics since 2021. Former student Monica Sharpe shares her haiku comics via the Haiku Foundation. Another former student, poet Shin Yu Pai, is about to release a book of haiku comics, made in collaboration with artist Justin Rueff (also a former student). Visit David’s website, or read more about him on Wikipedia.