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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.

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And now let’s hear from Gord …

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I am a social worker in Calgary, Canada. There are major floods happening all over my city right now and here I am taking photos of my comic collection! I think that says something about me. Anyways, my collection used to sit on crappy wooden shelves in stark short boxes in a back room but after watching all of the awesome collections on Shelf Porn I was inspired to bring my collection up to snuff. I think it’s at the point right now where I can show it off. Of course, like any collection, this is a work in progress and it doesn’t look exactly as I want it, but it is pretty good.

My wife is not relegating my collection to some corner of the house and so I have bits upstairs and down. So here is a tour of some of the shelves.

Here is the most of it! In the basement.



I was very tickled by finding the comic rack. This sweet old lady in a corner store sold it to me recently on my hunt for my shelf porn!


I know people hate on the Sentry, but he is honestly one of my favorites. And Paul Jenkins is a good guy!




I have to say finding the right shelves and the right boxes was quite the ordeal. Ikea shelves are nice, but finding any boxes that fit them is incredibly difficult. I hunted but eventually found some boxes at Staples which work excellently. They are a bit pricey though here in Canuckaland. I made the labels for the boxes myself.


This is a drawing that my son did for a cover of a comic when he was 5. I was into self publishing at the time, and did this anthology of true stories from creators childhoods. Lots of writers and lots of artists all contributing.


Here is my last copy of the comic. Fiona Staples digitally painted underneath the picture my son drew and that was the cover. There’s some really great collaborators on this project such as Fiona, my kid, Andrew Foley (Cowboys and Aliens), Chris Peterson (Darkhorse’s Grindhouse), Jay Bardyla (Happy Harbor Comics owner in Edmonton), etc. I’m very proud of this project.


Here is the family space upstairs! It’s a real mishmash of graphic novels and other books so have a closer look!









So I joked with my wife about how I wanted to have something like this and one morning I awoke to find it hanging above the fireplace! After I changed my underwear I christened her the best wife in the world! It’s got a COA and is even signed by Lucas and Williams etc etc etc. She won it at an auction for charity.

Thanks for having a look!