Solution - The Shunned, Cyclopean Postcards

by Muhammad Adib Surani

Answer: Click here to reveal

Each thumbnail links to a larger image from 01.jpg to 21.jpg which contains the ensemble cast of some sitcom.

Identify the pixelated characters from the sitcoms and index the number on their head to spell out the phrase USE ACTORS' NAMES INSTEAD.

Repeating this process with the actors then gives each letter from A-U exactly once, which hints at an ordering.

FilenameSitcom#CharacterActorIndex into characterIndex into actor
01.jpgParks and Recreation7April LudgateAubrey PlazaUP
02.jpgNew Girl3Jessica "Jess" DayZooey DeschanelSO
03.jpgMalcolm in the Middle2ReeseJustin BerfieldEU
04.jpgArrested Development6Lindsay Bluth F√ľnkePortia de RossiAA
05.jpgMy Name is Earl12Catalina ArucaNadine VelazquezCQ
06.jpgThe Office (US)10Jim HalpertJohn KrasinskiTN
07.jpgModern Family6Cameron TuckerEric StonestreetOT
08.jpgIt's Always Sunny in Philadelphia6Deandra ReynoldsKatilin OlsonRI
09.jpgThat '70s Show11Michael KelsoAshton KutcherSH
10.jpgCheers1Norm PetersonGeorge WendtNG
11.jpgFrasier10Frasier CraneKelsey GrammerAM
12.jpgJust Shoot Me1Maya GalloLaura San GiacomoML
13.jpg30 Rock5Liz LemonTina FeyEF
14.jpgThe Big Bang Theory11Leonard HofstadterJohnny GaleckiSC
15.jpgFriends7Joey TribbianiMatt LeBlancIB
16.jpgThe IT Crowd7Roy TrennemanChris O'DowdND
17.jpgThe Middle1Sue HeckEden SherSE
18.jpgHow I Met Your Mother13Robin ScherbatskyCobie SmuldersTS
19.jpgCommunity8Britta PerryGillian JacobsEJ
20.jpgEverybody Loves Raymond8Robert BaroneBrad GarrettAR
21.jpgScrubs10Elliot ReidSarah ChalkeDK

Following the original grid of thumbnails, we can order the 21 images into a 3x7 grid to get the following image (click to enlarge):

With a bit of squinting or image processing, we can identify the new profile as George Costanza from Seinfeld.

Following the clue "USE ACTORS' NAMES INSTEAD", we obtain the final answer JASON ALEXANDER.