Official Press Release
Arlington, VA — On June 26th, Villard Books will publish
Postcards: True Stories That Never Happened, a collection of stories
inspired by editor Jason Rodriguez’s used, antique postcards. The book
features tales of romance, adventure, hardship, and mystery from over 30
creators, including Harvey Pekar, Phil Hester, Tom Beland, Michael Gaydos,
Antony Johnston, and Matt Kindt.
The team behind Postcards is offering you an opportunity to win a page from
Stuart Moore and Michael Gaydos’ “Tic-Tac-Bang-Bang.” Neatly framed and
delivered to your door, this wonderful work of original art from the
illustrator of Marvel’s Alias and The Pulse can be the centerpiece of your
collection – if you tell us a good story, first.
On September 27, 1909, Charley Frost of Mandale, Ohio, sent a postcard to
Mrs. Eva Billman of Muskingum County, Ohio. Charley wrote:
Where did mother go when she left your place? We have not heard from her for
over three weeks & we did not know where to write to. We thought likely you
Do you think you know where Charley’s mother went? If so, tell the
Postcards’ team in 100 words or less before April 18th by sending an email
to email@example.com. Jason Rodriguez (and his right-hand-man
assistant editor, James W. Powell) will pick the best of the bunch and send
the entrant his or her well deserved page of Michael Gaydos art.
Feel free to visit the contest page at
http://www.postcardsanthology.com/contest to view the artwork you can win
and a copy of the postcard that’ll be inspiring your story. There will also
be updates every Friday when Jason and James discuss the
more…interesting…entries. And then come back to the contest page on
Friday, April 20th, when we’ll be announcing the winner.
So get creative and send us your tale. Impress us with your true story that
never happened and we’ll send you a fantastic piece of original art.
Postcards: True Stories That Never Happened is coming June 26, 2006, from
Villard Books, a division of the Random House Publishing Group (Previews
Order #APR074039). It collects 16 stories inspired by antique postcards and
is edited by Jason Rodriguez, the editor behind Elk’s Run and the cult indie
hit Western Tales of Terror. You can read more about the anthology and its
creators at http://www.postcardsanthology.com.