Shorty’s Ark is a hardbound picture book for young readers, a collaborative effort between singer Will Oldham and graphic artist Lori Damiano, based on the song “Shorty’s Ark” by Oldham and musician Matt Sweeney. Across its many pages, Lori Damiano colorfully illustrates each wild variety of creatures included within the lyrics to celebrate and engage an equal variety of young minds with the diversity that can be found around this great planet of ours.
With pre-ordering the book directly from Drag City or Bandcamp before the street date of April 21st, each purchaser will receive a book including a download code to hear the stunning, unreleased demo of “Shorty’s Ark”, as performed by Matt Sweeney. Raw and unfiltered, this version illuminates the gestation from lyrics on paper to fully actualized song.
A book that will delight longtime fans and their children alike, Shorty’s Ark is a welcome addition to Will Oldham’s much celebrated repertoire.