- Posted by Johanna on April 8, 2007 at 7:42 pm
- Category: Graphic Novel News
Postcards: True Stories That Never Happened is due June 26 from Villard Books. You can order it via Previews, code APR07 4039, or Amazon (link to the left). The anthology contains 16 stories by more than 30 creators, including Harvey Pekar, Phil Hester, Tom Beland, Michael Gaydos, Antony Johnston, and Matt Kindt. It’s edited by Jason Rodriguez (Elk’s Run) and inspired by antique postcards.
To promote the book, there’s a contest.
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 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 would know.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 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.