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A well-organized basement highlights this Shelf Porn

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Hello and welcome to Shelf Porn! Today’s shelves come from Gord in Calgary, who sent us pictures of his comics, statues and more during last June’s floods.

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

And now let’s hear from Gord …

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Perfect ‘Futurama’ send-off: original art auction for a good cause

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Given that Wednesday is the series finale of Futurama — at least until it’s resurrected again — it seems only appropriate that we showcase  this eBay auction of a piece of original art by Bill Morrison, signed by him, series creator Matt Groening, Producer Lee Supercinski, Executive Producer David X. Cohen and the entire cast.

Anyone who attended the Futurama panel last month at Comic-Con International, where Groening used the piece to “cheat” in his draw-off against animation director Edmund Fong. (You can see the video below.)

The current bid for the drawing, which measures 48 inches by 36 inches, is $1,125. All proceeds from the auction will benefit TLC (Tiny Loving Canines), a nonprofit small-dog breed rescue in Simi Valley, California. The auction ends Sept. 8.

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Comics, art and more highlight this Canadian Shelf Porn

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Welcome back to Shelf Porn, where fans share their collections for everyone to see. Today’s collection comes from Patrick in Canada, who shares his collection of action figures, posters, 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.

And now here’s Patrick …

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Silicon Valley Shelf Porn from a Young Adult author

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Welcome once again to the column we’re proud to call Shelf Porn, where fans share their collections for the world to see. Today’s collection comes from Kevin Sharp, an English teacher and author from Palo Alto, California. Kevin shows us his graphic novels, statues and some commissions from Steve Rude and John Byrne.

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

Take it away, Kevin …

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Deadpool invades this week’s Shelf Porn

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Hello and welcome to Shelf Porn, where we take you inside one fan’s house to check out their collection of stuff. Today’s collection comes from Sharon in Illinois, who shows off her comics, art, statues and a whole lot of Deadpool.

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

And now let’s hear from Sharon …

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Galactus hungers for this week’s Shelf Porn

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Hello and welcome once again to Shelf Porn, our weekly peek at someone’s collection. Today we visit the home and shelves of Matt Page, who runs the Galactus website whencallsgalactus.com. It includes comics, original art, action figures and, oh yes, lots of Galactus.

If you’d like to submit your own collection to this feature, you can find the details at the end of this post.

And now let’s hear from Matt …

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David Lapham posts art from commissions he accepted in May

So your favorite artist announces he/she is taking commissions, something done so rarely that you begin getting excited. You’ve a few hundred burning a hole in your pocket, and so you decide to drop him/her a line and bag yourself one. But now you have to decide what to get them to draw. Do you go for an iconic pose of the artist’s signature character, or a more obscure choice from an old personal-favorite comic? That old comic character you think the artist is a perfect choice to draw, but will probably never get the opportunity to? Or go crazy and get them to draw some crazy gag only you and your friends are privy to, some in-joke or fetish or shibboleth that’ll make you smile every time you see it?

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Take an early trip to San Diego to check out some Shelf Porn

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Happy Saturday and welcome to another edition of Shelf Porn, where fans show off their collections. Today’s shelves come from Pat Loika, an artist and podcaster out of San Diego, who shows us his books, statues, original art and more. No doubt Pat will be adding to it in a couple of weeks at Comic-Con.

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Shelf Porn Face-off | Who has the best Shelf Porn? You decide!

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I’ve noted in the past that Shelf Porn isn’t a competition — it’s a celebration of the diversity of collections from fans all over the world. Well, today we’re going to push that philosophy to the side for a good old-fashioned, knock-down, drag-out Shelf Porn Face-off! Two collections enter, but only one can leave the champion.

It started when I received an email from Tommy Baldwin, who said that he and his friend Shawn Hoklas wanted us to help settle the question “Who has the better room/collection?” I suggested we put it out to our readers to help decide. So, I’ve posted both sets of pictures today, and I’ve set up a poll so that you can vote for the room you think is better. If you aren’t sure how to decide, you can use the same criteria they use on Chopped — creativity, presentation and taste.

You can view Tommy’s collection below, then jump over to page two to take a look at Shawn’s. Finally, on page three, you’ll find a poll so you can vote for your choice. I’ll leave it open for a week, and then next Saturday we’ll declare a winner. Update: And we have a winner! Click over to the poll page to see who won.

Special thanks to Tommy and Shawn for sharing their collections with us. Now check them out!

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Comics, statues and Star Wars Shelf Porn from Greece

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Hello and welcome to Shelf Porn! Today’s shelves come from Chris Makro, a comic artist in Greece, who shows us his collection of both Greek and American comics, statues, artwork and more.

If you’d like to submit your own collection for all the world to see, check out the details and send it our way.

And now here’s Chris …

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‘Miranda Mercury’ writer Brandon Thomas shares his Shelf Porn

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Hello and welcome to Shelf Porn, our weekly look into the home of a fan. Today’s shelves belong to Brandon Thomas, writer of Voltron and The Many Adventures of Miranda Mercury. Brandon shares his collection of original art, statues, trade paperback and much more.

If you’d like to submit your own collection for all the world to see, check out the details and send it our way.

And now here is Brandon …

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A Galactus-sized collection of art, comics and more

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Hello and welcome once again to Shelf Porn, where fans share their shelves and we show them off. Today’s collection comes from Bill Roberge, who show sus his originla art, comics, statues and more. “My collection is mainly Galactus figures/Art, John Byrne art (with some Jack Kirby) oh, and lots of graphic novels!” he said.

Check out his collection below, and scroll to the end to see how you can submit your own collection.

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Dave Gibbons’ iconic Watchmen cover art heads to auction

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The iconic blood-splattered smiley face cover for Watchmen #1 is among a handful of original artwork from the seminal 1986 miniseries by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons up for sale next month as part of a Heritage Auctions signature auction in New York City.

Described by the auction house as “historic” and a “DC masterwork,” the 10-inch by 15-inch image is joined by Gibbons’ covers for Watchmen #2 and #3, John Higgins’ color guide for the cover of Issue 1, a page from Issue 7, and a page and color guide from Issue 8.

The pieces are part of the $1.4 million Shamus Modern Masterworks, accumulated in the 1980s and ’90s by retailer Martin Shamus, father of Wizard magazine founder Gareb Shamus. Consigned last year to Heritage, the collection already has produced one remarkable sale: Todd McFarlane’s original cover art for The Amazing Spider-Man #328 fetched $657,250 in July, shattering the record for a single piece of American comics art set in 2011 by a splash page from The Dark Knight Returns #3 ($448,125).

Online bidding for the Watchmen art begins Feb. 2. The auction will be held Feb. 21-22 at the Ukrainian Institute of America at The Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion in New York City.

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Bernard Chang is giving away his pages from Demon Knights #16

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Demon Knights artist Bernard Chang is so excited about the release of Issue 16 on Wednesday that he’s going to give away all 20 pages of original art to fans who buy the DC Comics series.

Breaking down the process this morning on Twitter, Chang explained his plan: He wants readers to buy six copies of Demon Knights #16, keeping one for themselves and the rest to their friends who aren’t following the series (or ask your retailer to distribute them in pull boxes). But first, take one photo of yourself holding all six copies (like so) and another with a close-up of the receipt and the name of the store. Then tweet or email those photos to Chang, who will call the store to verify the purchase.

The first 20 people to do so will receive a page of original art signed by Chang. Those six comics will run you in the neighborhood of $18 (not accounting for sales tax or discounts); a page of original art by Bernard Chang sells for anywhere from $45 to $175, so you’ll be coming out well ahead of the game. The giveaway begins Wednesday at 9 a.m. PT.

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Jerry Robinson’s family donates rare comics to Cartoon Art Museum

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The family of legendary Batman artist Jerry Robinson, who passed away in December 2011 at age 89, has donated 60 original comic strips to the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco.

According to SF Weekly, the pieces dating back to the turn of the 20th century include just one of Robinson’s own comics, a 1954 installment of Jet Scott, a sci-fi strip about an adventurer with the Office of Scientifact who’s called in to tackle strange threats. Among the highlights of the donation are Wash Tubbs by Roy Crane, Li’l Abner by Al Capp, Baron Bean by George Herriman, Pogo by Walt Kelly and two pieces by Winsor McCay, including a hand-painted installment of Dream of the Rarebit Fiend.

Curator Andrew Farago, who became friends with Robinson and his family, said those are the first McCay originals to be included in the museum’s permanent collection.

Robinson, who co-created Robin and the Joker, and later became widely respected for his work has a comics historian and creators’ rights advocate, was presented with the Cartoon Art Museum’s lifetime achievement award in 2011.


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