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Welcome to Shelf Porn, our weekly look at the collections of fans from around the world. Today’s collection comes from Guido Cuadros from Lima, Perú. It’s definitely a different kind of photo set than you’re probably used to seeing here, as Guido and his pal Grumpy Cat battle sand and moths to keep his collection protected.
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I saw this on io9 over the weekend and couldn’t resist:a poster created by Michael Mateyko of Komboh for Emerald City Comicon depicting the membership of Marvel’s the Avengers over the past 50 years. It’s available as a print at their Society 6 store.
Venom? Dr. Octopus? They’ll allow anyone in these days.
If you’ve been eyeing that Marvel vs. Capcom: Complete Work hardcover for a while now but just couldn’t talk yourself into shelling out a hundred bucks, today’s your lucky day: UDON Entertainment is holding a “Boxing Day Super Sale,” with all items in its online store offered at 50 percent off their original price. So today (and today only) that art book can be yours for $49.99. You can also get your hands on issues of series like Street Fighter and G.I. Joe Vs. Transformers III, posters, prints and softcover collections — all at a 50-percent discount.
Dennis Culver, who’s long been a Robot 6 favorite for illustrations like Community‘s Dean Pelton in all 34 of his outfits from the first three seasons of the NBC comedy, has now made his widely praised gallery of the 52 most memorable characters from HBO’s The Wire — inarguably one of the best shows in television history — available for purchase as a poster.
Appropriately titled “All in the Game,” the 24-inch by 36-inch poster costs just $25. Maybe if we’re lucky, and act quickly, Omar & Co. will be comin’ in the mail in time for Christmas. You can check out details of the poster below, and visit Culver’s website to see a super-sized version of the entire image.
Legend has it that everything is bigger in Texas, and John E. Petty from Lewisville intends to prove it in today’s Shelf Porn. He sent over his house-wide collection of comics, art, statues and more.
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And now here’s John …
Entertainment Weekly has debuted Mondo’s Dredd 3D poster created by Jock for Fantastic Fest, which begins Thursday in Austin, Texas. Founded in 2005, the annual event is the largest genre film festival in the United States, and this year plays host to a screen of director Pete Travis’ Judge Dredd adaptation, attended by stars Karl Urban and Olivia Thirlby, and screenwriter Alex Garland.
Initially at least, poster be available only at the festival; however, any left over will be sold online. Jock has been working a lot lately with Mondo, the collectible art boutique arm of Alamo Drafthouse, producing limited-edition posters for The Dark Knight Rises and The Raid: Redemption.
Dredd 3D opens Friday nationwide.
To celebrate Tuesday’s home-video release of director Gareth Evans’ acclaimed Indonesian action film The Raid: Redemption, Mondo is releasing a limited-edition print by none other than Jock. The prints will go on sale sometime Thursday for $45 each at MondoTees, but you’ll have to follow Mondo’s Twitter account to learn the precise time.
Alongside the requisite vintage-style travel posters for Themyscira, Coast City, Kandor and The Flash Museum are images spotlighting the Court of Owls, the Green Lantern Oath, Talon and Haley’s Circus, among others. Some of the prints were offered earlier this year at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, but the selection has been expanded for sale online.
You can see some of the posters below, and even more at the DC Collectibles website, where they can be purchased for prices ranging from $19.95 to $34.95.
Todd McFarlane and Pearl Jam have a lot in common: Both helped to change the shape of their respective industries in the 1990s, both are still doing their thing 20 years later, both headlined Lollapalooza — wait, what? Actually, McFarlane directed the video for Pearl Jam’s “Do the Evolution,” so they do have a history.
One Pittsburgh retailer didn’t find the poster for Jim Rugg’s upcoming art show, This #*?! Isn’t Very Funny, very funny.
The poster, which advertises a show that kicks off March 29 at Pittsburgh’s ToonSeum, features a crotch-level shot of a superhero who is wearing his underwear on the outside of his costume. According to the ToonSeum Facebook page, Pittsburgh comic book store Eide’s Entertainment “refuses to put up poster for comic artist Jim Rugg’s upcoming show, unless it is censored.” In the comments thread that follows, ToonSeum added, “So we did ask that they place it downstairs, respectful that they may not want to put it in the window. The objection was that it features a male crotch in underwear.”
I’m not sure if the poster ToonSeum asked Eide’s to hang was the black-and-white version, pictured to the right, or the color version, which you can see in my original post about the art show. I’m guessing it is the black-and-white one, where it might be difficult to tell that the superhero is wearing a costume under the underwear and isn’t just walking around in his skivvies.
I reached out to Jim Rugg to see what he thought, and he provided me with this statement:
“I like the store that refused to hang up my poster so I don’t want this to sound negative. I think it is up to a retailer to decide whether they want to promote an event or hang up a poster. I contacted several stores, and made it clear that I would understand if they did not want to put up my poster in their store. I expected some resistance from some stores. I was surprised that this store objected. One of the things I like about their store is that they carry a wide range of material – art books, European comics (I’ve been buying a lot of old Catalan Communications graphic novels from them over the last year and last time I was there, they had a copy of the Compleat Sally Forth, which I had spent a long time looking for – picked up a copy at Heroes last year so anyone looking for a copy, these guys have one).
“They are an old school comic book shop, and I have a soft spot for old school comic book shops. When I started reading comics, comics felt a little dangerous based on the reactions I’d see among adults, and this store maintains that atmosphere. They are also a music and movie store and they display a ton of posters and other content that seems potentially more controversial than this poster (my favorite are Double Impact action figures). I’m personally disappointed they chose not to help promote the show. I’m surprised they would show the poster if it were censored because it doesn’t seem provocative to me. I chose this image because I thought it was an obvious nod to the history of comics, particularly the once dominant superhero genre, without being offensive. But I don’t want this to be an indictment against the store. I like their store. I’ve bought a ton of comics from them over the years, and I intend to continue to support them. The last thing I want to do is suggest a retailer is wrong. Any retailer than can maintain a store in today’s economy deserves a lot of credit. And they certainly know their customer base a lot better than I do.”
Welcome to Shelf Porn! It’s been awhile since we’ve posted this feature and we’re back with quite the collection today, as David Dougherty, a lawyer from Florida, shares his nicely displayed collection of statues and original art.
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Mondo, the art boutique of the famed Alamo Drafthouse movie theaters, sent over six new posters they’ll be selling based on this week’s big movie release from Marvel, Captain America: The First Avenger. Up top you’ll see the variant edition of one by Tyler Stout; you can see the regular one after the jump.
They also have two sets of propaganda posters, one set by artist Eric Tan and another by Olly Moss. You can find them after the jump as well. The on-sale date is as yet undetermined; watch their Twitter feed for details.
Mondo will also make its first trip to Comic-Con this weekend. They will be located in booth #433 and will release new posters, have artists signings and offer rare archival posters. All poster releases will be announced via Twitter with sale details — follow @MondoNews as they’ll announce new things each day.
Mondo Tees, The Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art boutique, has teamed up with Paramount Pictures to give away a poster by artist Jesse Phillips at the Tuesday midnight showings of Transformers: Dark of the Moon at the Arclight Hollywood in Los Angeles. That doesn’t mean the rest of the world is left in the dark, though; they also plan to sell the above variant edition of it on their site starting on Wednesday.
Stuff like this typically sells out really fast, so you may want to watch their Twitter feed to find out exactly when it goes on sale.
Small Press Expo is still a few months away, but it’s never to early to start drumming up interest. That must be what the organizers had in mind when they released this year’s flyer, illustrated by none other than Craig Thompson, creator of the classic Blankets and the much-anticipated Habibi. Thompson will be a guest at the show, along Roz Chast, Chester Brown, Jim Woodring, and other artistic luminaries.
Cinematical has premiered a gorgeous poster for Takashi Miike’s samurai film 13 assassins created by none other than Yuko Shimizu, perhaps best known to comic-book fans as the cover artist for Mike Carey and Peter Gross’ acclaimed Vertigo series The Unwritten. Outside of comics, Shimizu is a much-in-demand illustrator, working for such varied clients as Microsoft, The New York Times, The Gap, VISA, The New Yorker and MTV.
Check out the full poster after the break, or visit Cinematical to see a larger version. Miike’s 13 Assassins opens on April 29.