Tell Us a Story, Win Michael Gaydos Art

Wed, April 4th, 2007 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
CBR News Team, Editor

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:

Dear friend

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.

Charley Frost

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 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 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

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