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A comics professor shows us his Shelf Porn

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A comics professor shows us his Shelf Porn

It may be Saturday, but for today’s Shelf Porn class is in session. Matt Silady, chair of the California College of the Arts’ MFA in Comics Program, shares his robust collection of graphic novels and trade paperbacks, which also serves as a lending library for his students. Matt’s a comic creator himself, whose The Homeless Channel was nominated for an Eisner a few years back.

You can find out how to submit your own shelves to us right here. And no let’s hear from Matt …

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Recently I helped establish a new MFA in Comics at the California College of the Arts. We had a poster commissioned to celebrate the creation of the new program. I framed a copy, took a picture of it, and posted the photo on Facebook. That’s where this edition of Shelf Porn got its start!

My collection is a humble one. It has gaps and false starts, and a whole lot of odds and ends. But it’s a lending library for my students. Books are constantly coming and going. Here’s a shot of that program poster and a few of the comics that first caught the attention of Robot 6:

And here’s a better shot of the collection. It’s also where my wife and I have dinner every night:

I love teaching comics. So much so that I enjoy having a collection of books with broken spines that have been read and reread and loved and lost and returned again years later no matter what shape they end up in.

I’m also starting to run out of room.

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