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Saturday Shelf Porn!

Welcome once again to Shelf Porn, where we feature someone’s comic and toy-filled shelves. Today’s Shelf Porn comes from Jason Horn, creator of the webcomic Ninjasaur, which is about a dinosaur that’s also a ninja.

If you’d like to submit your Shelf Porn, please email some pictures and a write-up describing your shelves to jkparkin@yahoo.com.

And now let’s hear from Jason …

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This is my studio. Or as they say on MTV’s Cribs, “This is where the magic happens.” As you can see, I am surrounded with a healthy dose of nerdness.

As I draw Ninjasaur and Gruff, above me hangs art from my favorite current comics; Hellboy and B.P.R.D.

I’ve been lucky enough to meet almost the entire Hellboy creative team over the years (writers, artists, editor, colorist). They are great people and some of the most talented storytellers on the planet.

The centerpiece of my Hellboy display is my Guy Davis page. It is a page from B.P.R.D. the Black Godess. I met Guy a few years ago, and I can tell you with complete certainty that he is the nicest person working in comics today.

And this page (a smaller colored version hangs below it) is a great example of Guy’s skills. It offers both inspiration and intimidation as it looms over my art table.

As a kid I liked Superman (who didn’t). But Batman was my favorite. Now, after All-Star Superman, he has risen to be my co-favorite alongside his World’s Finest partner. Those old Blue Ribbon Digests are wonderful. So much content in such a small package!

Here is my Super Powers and (part of) my Star Wars collection. Yes, Han is cutting open a tauntaun “with open belly rescue feature.” One of the greatest toy features of all time! And Lion-O is overseeing it all, because he needed to go somewhere.

Kenner’s Super Powers toyline is the greatest toyline of all time. That’s just a fact. They look amazing and THEY DO STUFF. And, almost always, that stuff is actually their specific super power. Kenner, you had me at Aquaman’s figure swims.

As a kid I only had four of these figures. The ones I didn’t get, I drew paper versions of and played with those. Now that I’m an “adult,” I have spent the last few years getting the ones I always wanted. But anyone who knows a bit about these figures will notice that I’m missing the five most expensive figures. It’s not easy to tell the wife I’ll be spending a hundred dollars on Golden Pharaoh.

This is my Masters of the Universe collection. My second favorite toyline.

My castle Grayskull was one of the best Christmas presents of all time.

I came to Hellboy a little late. So I had to track down this figure on ebay.

I used to do a bit of sculpting, so I customized him with some removable horns, a crown, and his apocalypse sword that he has been seen with in some recent glimpses of what he would look like, if he does actually accept his fate.

More books. And Totoro!

My many trades (mostly DC). I don’t read a lot of Marvel, even though my first comic was an issue of Spectacular Spider-man.

These used to be in order, but since the great Nashville flood last year, I haven’t reorganized. But don’t worry; no comics were harmed in the flood. Just the carpet and walls. Nothing important like comics and toys.

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A nice understated collection. The Superpowers collection is very nice. I had Superman, Brainiac, Lex Luthor, and battle damaged Green Lantern as a kid (battle damaged as a result of a run-in with my dog). I love the anecdote about drawing your missing figures – do kids even do that now?

love the star wars display . like its going for the hoth look. with the tauntauns and wampa. and the figures in their package. also super powers one can not go wrong though would be more worried about trying to explain to your wife about shelling out money for the rare cyborg figure then golden pharoh.

A nice collection that reflects varied interests. The fact that Castle Grayskull was an original Christmas gift makes it that much cooler.

The Guy Davis page is gorgeous!

Haha brings back some memories. Had sooooo many Masters of the Universe and my brother and I both had tons of Star Wars and Super Powers as well.

Very nice collection. Clean and organized. I really, really dig the He-Man set up. I remember I had most of these Super Power toys and gave them away as I grew up. Now, I wish I had not. I’ll check out your webcomic too.

I love seeing studios! Thanks for the rundown.

I feel like a chump for never having visited your studio when passing through to KY, Jason. What part of Nashville are you in (more specifically, are you anywhere near I-24)?

Thrilled to see more shelf porn. Love how the Super Powers and the MOTU are displayed. If any non geek guests come over, these don’t look like kids toys. They look like treasure. http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/themes/robot6theme_2011/images/button-publish.png

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