Postcards: True Stories that Never Happened

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Jason Rodriguez
Villard, 2007 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 148 pages
28 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.

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Review: Postcards: True Stories That Never Happened

User Review  - Natalia Toronchuk - Goodreads

I'm surprised by the number of negative reviews for this book, it was a bit of a tough call for me to put 4/5 rather 5/5, in fact. I picked this book up and flipped to one of the (many) sad, moving ... Read full review

Review: Postcards: True Stories That Never Happened

User Review  - Cathryn Betz - Goodreads

Stories too short, not enough differentiation between characters. Good premises and ideas for each story, based on the idea that each postcard found had a story, a background a life. I found myself ... Read full review


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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.

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