This rather unusual "Greeting From" postcard is the work of Pittsburgh artist, Matthew Buchholz. His store is called Alternate Histories and he uses lots of historic images that he subtlety, and sometimes not so subtlety, alters to create a history that might have been. I'm quite a fan of his work, and I look forward to seeing him at Handmade Arcade this weekend. I also look forward to another meet-up with craftgasm, who will also be a vendor. If any other readers are in Pittsburgh on Saturday, let me know and we can toast mail together!
Laura adopted this card because she and her husband honeymooned in California, but they delayed that honeymoon so they could attend Comic Con, a huge convention dedicated to showcasing a wide variety of popular culture, not just comics. That little bit of information thrilled me to pieces. It is something I would do, if I ever decided to marry again. Laura saw stormtroopers, superheroes, vampires, anime characters, video game villains, but somehow the large red-eyed creature featured on this postcard, waving hello to the Freeway traffic, missed the convention. Laura writes that she would have enjoyed chatting him up.
The Titanic postage on this postcard is quite impressive. It is a se-tenant, which is unsing more than one stamp to create an image or scene. I can't help wondering what sort of alternate history Mr. Buchholz would create for the Titanic. Perhaps a sea serpent bringing the ship down instead of an iceberg.