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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.

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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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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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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.

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Comics A.M. | More on JFK comic art that surfaced at auction

From "Superman’s Mission for President Kennedy”

From “Superman’s Mission for President Kennedy”

Creators | Newsday picks up the story of Al Plastino’s original art for the John F. Kennedy comic that was canceled when the president was assassinated, and then published a few months later at the request of the Johnson administration. Plastino, now 91, had been told the artwork would be donated to the Kennedy Library, but last month at New York Comic Con he learned that a private individual had the art and was planning to sell it through Heritage Auctions, which now says it won’t move forward until the ownership question is resolved. Copyright lawyer Dale Cendall, former DC Comics President Paul Levitz and artist Neal Adams weigh in on the case. [Newsday]

Kickstarter | In the wake of the successful Fantagraphics Kickstarter campaign, Rob Salkowitz looks at the evolution of the crowdfunding platform from a way for individual creators to connect with their audiences to a pre-sale mechanism that eliminates a lot of the risk for smaller publishers. [ICv2]

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UK fan shows off the Pryde of his Shelf Porn

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Welcome to Shelf Porn, your weekly look at a fan’s set-up. Today’s shelves come from Dan in the UK, who shows us his comics, original art and more.

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Ready, aim, Shelf Porn: Statues, art and a big gun from California

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Hello and welcome to Shelf Porn, where we take you inside one fan’s house to check out their stuff. Today’s collection comes from Christian in Victorville, Calif., who shows us his comics, art, statues, original art and one gigantic gun.

If you’d like to see your collection featured here on Shelf Porn, check out the submission instructions.

Take it away, Christian …

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Neal Adams searching for valuable artwork left in taxi

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Neal Adams could use a little help — well, a lot of help: The artist renowned for his work on such titles as Batman and Green Lantern/Green Arrow accidentally left two portfolios of original art in a New York City taxi, and he’s trying to get them back.

The New York Post reports the books were in a beige Bucky O’Hare bag left in the trunk of a yellow cab on Sept. 4. His daughter Kris Adams places their value at tens of thousands of dollars.

Adams’ studio is working closely with the Taxi and Limousine Commission and the New York Police Department to recover the portfolios. To that end, they’re distributing fliers with a sketch of the cab driver by Adams, and an image of the bag (below). They’ve also provided images of the art.

Anyone who has the portfolio, or knows their whereabouts, is asked to call 212.869.4170. A reward is being offered.

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This Portuguese Shelf Porn features comics, original art and more

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Hello and welcome to Shelf Porn! Today’s shelves come from Roberto Alves from Madeira Island, an artist who sent us pictures of his comics, original art and more.

If you’d like to see your collection featured here on Shelf Porn, check out the submission instructions for complete details.

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A future father says goodbye to his Shelf Porn

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Usually Saturdays are a happy time here at Robot 6 as we share a fan’s collection with the world, but today’s edition is bittersweet, as future father Rich shares the collection he sold on eBay to buy nursery furniture. Rich’s art, figures and more have moved on, and hopefully this post will help give Rich the closure he needs. (But seriously, congrats to Rich and his wife on the upcoming addition to their family).

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