A word from J-Rod
"Dear Friend, I received your card this morning and will say that I’m not afraid of the quarantine. If you can come when you said on Sat. all right. E –" That was from an actual postcard, sent on March 16th, 1909 to a Mr. Elmer Reese of Leesburg, Pennsylvania. A moment of someone’s life captured in two sentences. It was purchased at the Georgetown Flea Market in Washington DC for fifty-cents, pulled from a dusty shoebox from a guy who had a table in a dirt field, next to some lady who was selling Beanie Babies for two-dollars, three for five. This story had to be told. It deserved better.
POSTCARDS will be a 168-page hardcover anthology available early 2007 from Eximious Press, a new publishing company founded by me, Jason Rodriguez, editor for ELK’S RUN and WESTERN TALES OF TERROR. It will feature 16 stories from some of the greatest talents in comics. Every team will be using mailed postcards from the early 1900s to tell a story about the people behind them – stories about romance and war and disease and faith. Stories about our lives – based on forgotten residuals.
And there’s room left, still. We’re gearing the submissions more towards the people just starting out – looking for new, refreshing voices in the world of comics to round out the book. The submissions process for the print version is currently laid out on the production blog – in the coming months we’ll start rolling out the submission guidelines for the supplemental web-edition content. Feel free to ask any questions, I’ll answer what I can.