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Shelf Porn | Protecting your collection from sand and moths

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If you’d like to see your collection featured here on Robot 6, here’s what you need to do:

1. Take some photos and save them as jpgs.
2. Write up a little something about your collection.
3. Send them to me in an email.

Some additional tips:

1. Although we don’t have a minimum or maximum limit on photos, usually 10-15 should suffice. They also don’t need to be huge, so if you can shrink them down so they are less than 1000 x 1000, that would be great. You can help make your collection look nice by being sure to focus, use the right lighting, dust your shelves beforehand, etc.
2. You can either write something up that’ll appear at the beginning of the post, or you can describe each item. Be sure to indicate where each image should be placed within your write-up, but don’t embed the images into a Word doc. Just put the file name in brackets where you want the image to appear.
3. When sending images using something like YouSendIt or DropBox, please keep in mind that I may not get to your submission for a month or more, so make sure you don’t delete them or that they won’t expire.
4. Please include your name (just your first name is fine) and location with your write-up.
5. There’s no need to send an inquiry about whether or not we want to feature your collection; that’ll just slow the process down. Send your full submission, and if I have any questions or issues I’ll get back to you. Right now we have a pretty deep backlog of submissions, so if you don’t see your collection right away, don’t despair — it’s coming!

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¡Me encanta su colección! Igual que usted, a mi no me importa tanto la manera en que todo está organizado; lo más importante es tener y preservar las riquezas que ha coleccionado. Dalí también es mi artista favorito y cuando termino de escribir este mensaje, voy a Amazon para comprar mi propia copia del tomo. Gracias por compartir.

Nice collection, Guido! Shows a lot of care in the lengths you go to protect everything from damage.
It’s cool to see collections from different parts of the world. I’ve always wanted to visit Lima.

Saving the Jodorowsky comics above all others. A man after my own heart.

Muy buena colección. Great collection.
Demuestra un muy buen gusto. It shows a lot of taste.

I enjoy reading these it always gives me new books to read. I have never heard of some of these books and it is always a great way to get into something new.

I will bring my comics to MY GRAVE!! they will have to pry them from my cold dead hands!

“Los tecnopadres” …. Ha! Awesome cool translation.

Very neat to see some foreign editions. Thanks!

I like that your collection is different from others posted on shelf porn. Keep your collection safe!

Hey guys! thanks for the nice comments. I know my collection is is not the biggest nor the better (and that my shelves are non-existent) but i think it reflects my personality.

Chris: Lima is a not a very nice city, i mean it has it’s beautiful zones (like the coast, or the historical center) but in general we call it ”Lima La Horrible” (The Ugly), the sky is always gray as the belly of a whale (as described by Melville in Moby Dick) and nowadays we have you know, a lot of smog, terrific traffic, overpopulation, and some other problems. But there are A LOT of beautiful cities in Perú like Cusco (capital of the Inka Empire), Trujillo (way up north, always sunny, with paradisiacal beaches) or Iquitos or Tarapoto (in the heart of the Amazonia). You are welcome to our country!

Yup: ”Los Tecnopadres” (spanish), as well as ”The Technopriests” (english), are both foreign translations from the original french title: ”Les Technopères”.

Maybe a more accurate translation -but not very good sounding- should have been ”Los Tecnocuras” or ”Los Tecnosacerdotes”. But i think Technopadres is good.

Translations are always a little bit tricky. For the english material, i prefer to buy the original editions (USA or UK) because i understand english (better than i write it, for sure).

But in the case of European comics -and some manga authors- then i prefer the spanish editions (’cause i don’t understand japanese, nor french, nor german, etc.) and reading them in english would mean a triple transaltion (the translator does it from french to english, and then i do it from english to spanish) and i think that’s a little bit detrimental for a trustworthy understanding of the original source.

Nevertheless, in the case of some manga authors (for example TEZUKA) i think the best editions are the english editions from VERTICAL INC. i prefer them over all the other editions, including the spanish ones.

Greetings to all!
Guido

Wow! What a struggle to keep your stuff safe, man! I would go crazy with those conditions, especially when I compare it to how obsessed I am with displaying everything. Thumbs up that you don’t let those sand mountains and moth attacks keep you from enjoying our hobby!

Buena broder se reconoce una gran colección.

Johnny Sarcastic

June 16, 2013 at 7:58 pm

Greetings from Canada, Guido!

Thanks for sharing your collection with us – you made me feel much better about mine as well! Shelving and space are a big problem for me, too, but at 30 years of age with a lifetime of reading under my belt my collection matters to me much like yours does to you.

Here’s hoping you keep those nasty moths away from your books forever!

Awesome! Keep it up!

Hey guys from CBR, sorry for the last couple of comments.

My blog http://www.comicapocalipsis.blogspot.com is one of the most visited comic-related websites of my country, and as you know, any successful website always atractts its unavoidable fair ammount of trolls, (as the 2 examples above, Pol and Leito).

Even I don’t understand what the heck they are rambling about, but I suggest just to ignore ‘em.

Thanks to all of you for the positive comments! Hope to see all your collections in next installments of SHELF PORN

Guido

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