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Shelf Porn Saturday | Art teacher in Jersey shows off toys, comics and more

When momma said to knock you out, we’re here to comply–and so is Robt Seda-Schreiber, an artist and middle school art teacher from New Jersey. In today’s edition of Shelf Porn, Robt shares his collection of toys, action figures, comic books and graphic novels, as well as a look at his drawing area.

If you have some shelves of comics, action figures or other related collectibles you’d like to show off, send me a write-up and some jpgs at jkparkin@yahoo.com.

And now here is Robt:

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My name is Robt Seda-Schreiber & I am by no means a professional artist – I am simply an art teacher with a drawing table at which I sometimes sit & create little doodles, surrounded by far too many toys for a man my age. I have been teaching middle school art for over twenty years in New Jersey. My lovely bride allows me a studio in our house to engage in various artistic shenanigans & this room has since become the envy of our twelve year old son’s friends & maybe even more so their dads. I have been reading comix & drawing since before I could do either & collecting such books, toys & assorted ephemera since then as well.

Shelf of toys, separated by company, genre or other totally random factor

Marvel, DC, independents, & gorillas

Japanese stuff- diecast robots, imports, Soul of Chogokin, etc.

Grover!

Spider-Man

Space Ghost Coast-to-Coast with special guests Bender, Nibbler & Flaming Carrot

Simpsons

Monkeys, apes & assorted primates

The Tick (& Dr. Frank-N.-Furter for no particular reason whatsoever)

15 & 16- my drawing table, where the magic happens (if by magic you mean me getting my fingers really inky & trying to draw some stuff). Some interesting things herein: vintage lamp from a foto studio, x-rays of my head when I thought I was dying (not a tumor, just a freaky condition called labyrinthitis), funeral sticker found on the streets of Chicago et al…

old sketchbooks, art & drawing technique stuff, old treasury editions (remember those?!), comic collection DVD’s, Pachinko machine, etc.

My old comix spinner rack (A move star- This actual rack was featured in M. Night Shyamalan’s “Unbreakable”. When they filmed in a comix store in Philly, this was front & center in the scene.)

The other studio wall- Huge Spidey wallpaper that I got for free from Pottery Barn (the perks of being a schoolteacher!), Bozo metal stand (flea market find, I think like two bucks!), the lounge is from the school nurse (so many sick kids laid on that thing, including myself probably since I teach at the same school I went to)

My secret identity

Library

Library detail (Marvel, DC, independents & art books)

for when I’m thirsty

Bonus! I’ve also included a pic of me in my classroom wherein I have a much smaller but somewhat neat collection in & of itself, as well as a copy of the latest piece I drew (which is in support of the Obama campaign: “Obama meets Ali with a little LL Cool J thrown in for good measure…”)

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Flaming Carrot!!! Sweeeeeet 0-:-P

Great collection. Particularly liked the Marvel workseat and the Spidey wallpaper.

Had to laugh that you have a medical room couch. They are usually pretty solid and uncomfortable beasts. And they’re built for little people!

nice espically love those super hero glasses since now a days you can no longer get something like them at restuarants. plus love Galactus on the top of the spinner rack.

Way too much toys, my OCD would kill me! XD

That Grover shelf is pure gold!
great collection! ;)

WOW. Great stuff. Nice aesthetic placement for everything as well. Pretty much my dream studio set-up! Particularly liked the anatomical figure getting frisky w/ the Hawaiian girl on the desk! Also, that’s a helluva Art classroom! Must be a good school & good on them for providing for Art!

Also, I got my beefs w/Obama, but GREAT illustration!

nothing but love for Obama and that illustration is pretty awesome. Also, nothing but love for LL.

DANG – I want an old skool spinner like that so much – I have been looking forever and I have found 2 and neither of the people wanted to sell them…Sigh…

Nice room! And the Obama piece immediately caught my eye on your drawing desk. LOVE it.

Your collection is really awesome, but I can’t stop thinking about two things you have: the 1901 Boss Borot in your Mazinger stand and your Glass of Iron Fist. Those, I envy.

Love it.

Lot´s of Spidey (my favorite) and those Gorillas really caught my eye. Like them.

Love that Obama pic by the way.

CapCanuck–old variety stores–you wouldn’t believe what they have in their storage sometimes and happy to get rid of them.

I used to have that same Grover in the spaceship.

With the exception of the Obama drawing (which was well done, but he’s not getting my vote), pretty cool stuff. I need to do something similar with having some bookcases. That Spidey wallpaper has me way jealous over everything, though.

Wow, this is really cool to see my studio up like this & to garner such a really positive response.
¡Muchas gracias!
Thanks esp. to you, Mr. Parkin, for all the work you put into this.
It always looks great & one can see the effort you put forth.
Please know it is much appreciated by many.
It was especially cool since yesterday was my actual birthday (coincidence or mystic phenomena?).
Now to respond to all you nice folks~
Re: Flaming Carrot mask- My incredibly talented co-worker made it out of papier-mâché & chicken wire. Kids in the neighborhood call me alternately “CarrotHead” or “The Big Vegetable”. The wild shall wild remain!
I made the graphic for the back of that chair & the couch is actually a lot more comfortable that you’d think.
The spinner rack was really a beast to find. I must’ve called every comic & general store, old timey newsstand, etc., I could find in the tri-state area until lucking into that bad boy.
The Boss Borot is waycool, some of those guys I got whilst in Japan on a Fulbright Memorial Fund scholarship.
The Iron Fist glass you can find a lil’ closer to home. I looked it up for ya’, it’s only 8 bucks @ Midtown Comics website.
I do have to watch that guy next to the hula girl. He’s all hands!
& yeah, I’m really lucky to teach in the school I do. As I mentioned, I went to that very school as a student many moons ago, so I love to be able to give back to the community like that.

Lastly, especially thanks for all the kind words about the Obama piece.
I do have a request to those of you interested:
I’m doing an art project wherein I’m asking folks to print it out & put it up somewhere cool & then take a pic. I’m gathering all those pix & posting on my site.
I have a bunch on my website already, everywhere from New York to Mexico, Philadelphia to Chicago, I even have a Harlem Globetrotter preaching the gospel.
Check it out here…
http://sweetestbaboon.blogspot.com/
I’d love if some of you might wanna send one or two for inclusion.
Again, thanks again to y’all. Your positive response means a lot to me.
Enjoy the day-
Robt

michael bielaski

October 21, 2012 at 2:40 pm

personally, i fell in love once i saw the Out of Sight movie poster. criminally underrated and ignored movie. one of my favorites.

Very cool! Another Power Man / Iron Fist fan – nice smattering of Luke and Danny (via comics, covers etc.) in your studio :)

Nice panorama shot of the classroom. What a nice set-up you’ve got there. Our classrooms were so small you’d get dizzy off the rubber cement.

On one of the shelves I noticed a Batman 30s to 70 hardcover book. If that is the case, put in a plastic bag. It has some value. Same with the first Amazing Spider-Man omnibus! Like the old comic rack!
Best-
Mike

I’m a teacher as well, in Australia, and that classroom is epic! mine is about a quarter of that size! It looks like an awesome, positive learning environment.

Thanks for the last few comments.
As I mentioned above, I am a very lucky man-
for the classroom & school in which I teach, for the beautiful girl to whom I’m married & the wonderful family of which I am a part, & least of all (but certainly a great deal of fun nonetheless), for the stuff I have…

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