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Postcards: True Stories That Never Happenedby Jason Rodriguez
Synopses & Reviews
“The inventive writers and illustrators who crafted these transporting stories just may convince you to trash your BlackBerry and buy some stamps.”
–Frank Warren, author of PostSecret
You’ve seen them at flea markets and in antique shops and used-book stores across the country: Vintage postcards inscribed with handwritten notes, evocative messages that capture a thought, an expression, a concern, a snapshot of someone’s life once upon a time. Jason Rodriguez, acclaimed editor of Elk’s Run, collected a remarkable array of these correspondences, dispersed them among thirty-three of comics’ greatest creators, and asked each to craft a story about the person who sent it. The result is a vividly imagined, gorgeously rendered graphic anthology illustrating tales of romance, adventure, hardship, and mystery. In Postcards, these gifted artists share some of the richest and most inventive work of their careers.
An entertaining and unusual graphic novel anthology features a collection of illustrated short stories based on real-life vintage postcards, encompassing contributions by Harvey Pekar, Phil Hester, Joshua Hale Fialkov, Tom Beland, Michael Gaydos, and other talented writers, both established and newcomers. 25,000 first printing.
About the Author
Jason Rodriguez is the editor of Elk’s Run, which was a finalist for the Harvey Award, and the critically acclaimed anthology Western Tales of Terror.
Table of Contents
Blue / story by Chris Stevens, illustrated by Gia-Bao Tran — Meet me tonight in dreamland / story by Jay Busbee, illustrated by Tony Fleecs, lettered by Jason Hanley — Taken on faith / story by Ande Parks, illustrated by Joseph Bergin III, lettered by Jason Hanley — Send Louis his underware / story by Matt Dembicki, illustrated by Jason Copeland, lettered by Jason Hanley — Res Libero / story by A. David Lewis, illustrated by Danielle Corsetto, lettered by Danielle Corsetto & Jason Hanley — Homesick / story by Joshua Hale Fialkov, illustrated by Micah Farritor, lettered by Jason Hanley — Cora's dress / story by James W. Powell, illustrated by Drew Gilbert, lettered by Jason Hanley — A joyous Eastertide / story and illustration by Phillip Hester, lettered by Jason Hanley — Tic-tac-bang-bang / story by Stuart Moore, illustrated by Michael Gaydos, lettered by Jason Hanley — Quarantined / story by Jason & RJ Rodriguez, illustrated by Seamus Heffernan — Best side out / story by Anthont Johnston, illustrated by Noel Tuazon, lettered by Jason Hanley — Intersection / story by Neil Kleid, illustrated by Jake Allen — The midnight caller's holiday in Hades / story by Robert Tinnell, illustrated by Brendon and Brian Fraim — Operation Torch / story by Rick Spears, illustrated by Rob G, lettered by Jason Hanley — The history of a marriage / story by Harvey Pekar & Joyce Brabner, illustrated by Matt Kindt.
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