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Comics A.M. | Trudeau Celebrates “30 Years of ‘Doonesbury’ on Trump”

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Political Cartoons | “Doonesbury” cartoonist Garry Trudeau has been caricaturing Donald Trump for almost 30 years now, and he has collected many of his Trump cartoons in the new book titled “Yuge! 30 Years of Doonesbury on Trump.” Trudeau describes Trump in the introduction as “the gold standard for big, honking hubris,” and he tells reporter George Gene Gustines “Even though he’s changed wives twice and party affiliation five times since I’ve been watching him, the underlying personality disorder has remained remarkably stable.” While Trump used to respond “like clockwork” to his portrayal in “Doonesbury,” Trudeau said he understands why he stopped after a while: “Why waste a perfectly good tweet on some cartoonist when you could be sliming the pope?” [New York Times]

Auctions | Heritage Auctions predicts that a rare unrestored copy of “Action Comics” #1, which features the first appearance of Superman, will fetch $750,000 at auction later this week. “The colors on the cover of this copy are particularly bright, and the staples are rust free,” said Heritage’s managing director of comics and comics art Lon Allen. This comic is the highest graded copy of “Action Comics” #1 that Heritage has handled. The auction will also include a copy of “Amazing Fantasy” #15 (the first appearance of Spider-Man), signed by Stan Lee; Bernie Wrightson’s original cover art for “Swamp Thing” #1; and an “Calvin and Hobbes” comic strip. [Fine Books & Collections]

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Comics A.M. | Oni to re-release Sophie Campbell’s ‘Wet Moon’

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Wet Moon, Vol. 1

Creators | Oni Press will republish Sophie Campbell’s Wet Moon in a new edition with her correct name on the cover, and a new cover design by Annie Mok. Campbell, who announced earlier this year that she’s transgender, says she’s particularly happy to have a new edition coming out so soon: “I didn’t think I’d get new editions this early, I thought I’d have to wait a couple years for the next printing to roll around to get my name fixed, so it’s awesome getting it this soon after I came out. And having the new covers is really great too, I like that they differentiate the new editions from the old ones, for me it feels like a specific, clear divide between now and then.” [Autostraddle]

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Shelf Porn | A fan adapts to a growing family

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Happy Saturday and welcome to Shelf Porn! Today’s shelves are a return engagement by David in Florida, who first shared bis collection back in August 2011. Four years later, things have changed — which he explains below.

If you’d like to see your collection featured here, you can find all the details you need at the bottom of this post.

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Shelf Porn | Come hang out in ‘daddy’s room’

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Hello and welcome to Shelf Porn, our weekly visit into the home of a fan. Today’s shelves comes from Chad, who shows off his graphic novels, action figures, original art, Star Wars stuff and more.

If you’d like to see your shelves here on ROBOT 6, you can find instructions on how to do so below.

And now here’s Chad …

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Shelf Porn | A collection to fall in love with

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Happy Valentine’s Day and welcome to Shelf Porn! Because we love you, today we’re presenting Jason’s massive collection of original art, graphic novels, toys and much, much more.

If you’d like to see your collection featured here on ROBOT 6, you can find instructions on how to do so at the end of this post.

And now let’s hear from Jason …

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Shelf Porn | Smithsonian meets Chuck-E-Cheese in Sean’s Man Cave

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Hello and welcome to Shelf Porn! Today’s collection comes from Sean Rutan, whose goals is to acquire “every major comic character as drawn by his/her original creator.” And he’s off to a good start! Also be sure to check out his custom arcade cabinets.

If you’d like to see your collection featured here you can find instructions on how to do so at the end of this post.

And now here’s Sean:

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Come for the Shelf Porn, stay for the arcade games

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Happy Saturday and welcome to Shelf Porn! Today’s collection comes from Tom, who shows us his collection of statues, original art, arcade games and more.

If you’d like to see your collection featured here on ROBOT 6, you can find instructions on how to do so at the end of this post.

And now here’s Tom …

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Shelf Porn | Check out Renee’s comics, statues and more

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Happy November and welcome to Shelf Porn! Today’s shelves come from Renee, who shares her collection of comics, artwork, statues, toys and more.

If you’d like to see your collection featured here on ROBOT 6, you can find instructions on how to do so at the end of this post.

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Comics A.M. | Roz Chast wins Kirkus Prize for nonfiction

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Roz Chast

Awards | The winners of the first Kirkus Prize were announced last night, and Roz Chast took top honors in the nonfiction category for her graphic memoir Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? Chast is also a finalist for the National Book Award, marking the first time a graphic novel has been nominated in one of the adult categories. [The Washington Post]

Legal | A Turkish court acquitted cartoonist Musa Kart on charges of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, stemming from a cartoon Kart drew last year portraying the then-prime minister as complicit in covering up government corruption. “Yes, I drew it [the cartoon] but I did not mean to insult,” Kart said. “I just wanted to show the facts. Indeed, I think that we are inside a cartoon right now. Because I am in the suspect’s seat while charges were dropped against all the suspects [involved in two major graft scandals]. I need to say that this is funny.” If convicted, Kart could have faced nearly a decade in prison. [Today’s Zaman]

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Shelf Porn | A brother ‘spawns’ a love for comics

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Hello and welcome to Shelf Porn, our weekly visit into the home of a fan. Today’s shelves comes from Brett Jones, who credits his brother with introducing him to Spawn and comics. Check out his collection of comics, original art, action figures and more below.

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And now here’s Brett …

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Cross the Bifrost to view this Thor-themed Shelf Porn

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If thou art a fan of Thor, then verily thou must view today’s Shelf Porn. Jim from upstate New York (That’s on Midgard) sent us photos of his collection, which includes statues, original art and a whole lot of God of Thunder.

If you’d like to see your collection featured here, you can find submission details at the end of this post.

Now shall we hear from Jim? I say thee … yeah:

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A “Guardians of the Galaxy” fan shares his collection

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Hello and welcome to Shelf Porn, our weekly look at one fan’s collection. Today’s collection has an appropriate theme, given the big film that opened this weekend, as Armand shows us his “Guardians of the Galaxy” collection. Spoiler’s warning: There aren’t actually a lot of shelves in this edition of Shelf Porn. Like many of us do, Armand keeps most of his collection in long boxes, but pulled out some of his key Guardians issues to show them off here.

If you’d like to see your Shelf Porn here, you can find directions at the end of this email.

And now here’s Armand …

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Original art for first Wolverine appearance sells for $657,250

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The original art for the very first appearance of Wolverine sold for $657,250 on Friday — tying the highest price ever for a single piece of American comic art.

The final page of Incredible Hulk #180, as drawn by Herb Trimpe and Jack Abel, featured a final panel that saw Wolverine crashing a fight between the Hulk and the villainous Wendigo. The page sold to an anonymous collector through Heritage Auctions in Dallas.

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Comics A.M. | Why WonderCon matters to San Francisco

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Conventions | Marking San Francisco’s third year without WonderCon, pop-culture critic Peter Hartlaub relates the feelings of “confusion, withdrawal and anger” experienced by local fans, and explains why city leaders should care whether the convention ever returns from Anaheim. [SFGate]

Creators | Gary ODD Edmund combined two things he loved, comics and “marijuana culture,” to come up with the comic The Bud. While weed may be the news hook in this story, the numbers are interesting as well, as Edmund claims to have made $10,000 last year selling The Bud at comics conventions, where he typically moves 200 to 300 copies per event. He is now at the point where it’s worth his while to drop other projects to make more time for The Bud, and he figures his Bud-related income will at least triple this year. Can’t make it to a comic con? There’s a digital version as well, available via indie publisher CCP Comics. The digital release of The Bud (on 4/20, of course) drew so much traffic it crashed CCP’s website. [AOL Jobs]

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Yeti Press publisher shows us his shelves, art and, yes, Yeti!

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If you’re guessing the guy who co-founded Yeti Press would have a bunch of Yeti on his shelves, you’d be right. But that’s not all he has, as RJ Casey drops by to hsow us his graphic novels, original art and much more.

If you’d like to share your collection here on Robot 6, you can find details on how to do that at the end of the post.

And now let’s hear from RJ …

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