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Shelf Porn | Bookshelves from Brooklyn

Welcome to Shelf Porn, the column that features a comic fan’s shelves. Today’s Shelf Porn comes from Greg Farrell, cartoonist and drummer living in Brooklyn, New York.

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It’s a little blurry but there is some good stuff here. This is the extent of my Japanese stuff on the top shelf. Mostly Tezuka.

Shifting our view to the right, more comics all the way through that shelf. Top shelf is comics-related books (bios, histories etc.), a speaker with the only DVDs I own atop it. On wall: Gay Son Vs Angry Dad print by Will Varner. Original cover art for Yo! Burbalino Comics #6. An old screen print I found in the trash. Those brown boxes at the top contain some zines and minicomics but mostly store junk. On the right hand side there is a collage I made of medical drawings of phalli and a drawing of the Scream guy.

Shifting view down, closer: More comics. Bottom shelf mostly DC/Vertigo/Batman stuff. Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, etc. Sandman three volume signed boxset that I traded weed for. Dash Shaw poster for MOCCA 2010. Black bag in foreground contains bristols of comics project in the works.

Shifting a little more to the right: Dancing Batman (I forgot the name of the artist), Jaime Hernandez cut out cover of the village voice from a while ago. Peter Kuper MOCCA 2011 poster. The cat loves to play with that yellow shoe lace on the doorknob. some more comics there on that small shelf, and some ink and erasers on that table.

These are some of my “real” books, in another room. I feel like people get judged more on their reading tastes in “real” books than they do their taste in comics, so…don’t judge me. On the wall is a drawing of a cute superman by Chris Giarusso and a dancing Robin, companion to the Batman, the artist of which I have forgotten.

More real books. Top shelf is some hardcover stuff of mine that I haven’t read yet. Limited edition hardcover of Big Questions that I got for $17, and some lotion. Bottom shelves are some of my girlfriend’s books and her comics, many of which are doubles of mine, which I convinced her to buy before we started living together. (Note
the three-volume Lost Girls set) She has not read or purchased a comic since.

My prized possession, a promotional Dark Knight vacuform. Not sure if you can tell, but It is three dimensional and very brittle. This is the last photo of it intact, as it fell over and broke right after I took the picture.

You can follow me on Twitter at @doctormobogo or see some of my work here: http://lunkbook.tumblr.com/ or here: http://www.yoburbalino.com/.

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Awesome collection. Sad that the vacuform broke.

cool collection sorry that vacuform dark knight copy broke that thing looks cool looking.

nice collection. that vacuform really looked cool though.

I hope there would more shelf porn soon.

I’ve got one of those DK vacuforms (so that’s what they’re called), too! Mine’s chipped, so I can definitely testify to its brittleness.

I once had a promotional Dark Knight vacuform, too. As you mentioned, it was my most prized possession, too.

Same problem as yours, it’s bottom corner shattered so bad after a short fall from the hanging hook back in late 1990′s. It was so brittle due to it prolong exposure to sun’s harmful UV ray.

I was pretty heartbroken.

Anyway nice individual framed art works.

Cheers!

Weird, I was cleaning out my attic yesterday and found the same vacuform. Mine is also brittle, and has chipped some around the edges.

I may be wrong, but the batman and robin drawings look like they might be by Paul Grist. Certainly looks like his style.

Nice collection, too!

Is Shelf-Porn finished? Long time since we saw this update. One of my favourite things on the site.

It relies on user contributions, and we’ve stopped getting contributions.

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