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Peer pressure leads to more Swiss Shelf Porn

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In December we featured the collection of Fran from Lausanne, Switzerland for the second time, and you’d think that after two rounds of Shelf Porn he would be done. But not so! Today we’re posting pictures of the collection of Fran’s friend Daniel, who had his arm twisted by Fran to submit to the feature. Keep it up, Fran — we could always use more Shelf Porn!

Speaking of which, if you’d like to find out how you can submit your own shelves, you can find complete details at the end of this post (or jump there directly by clicking here). Also, I’m trying out something different with the layout this time, so to see all the images, just click the big red “next” image at the top or bottom of the post.

And now here’s Daniel …

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My name is Daniel Broye, I live in Lausanne, Switzerland and I’m turning 30 this year and a friend of mine, Fran who also sent you his collection some month ago, twisted my arm for some weeks to publish my own. I’m far from having as many comics as all the guys on your shelfporn rubric, but I’m still proud of it and I’d like to share my passions.

I love cinema, music, video games, fantasy, history and art as a whole. I’m a multimedia designer and English teacher. Since I’m very lazy, I’m not very good at dusting, it pains me to have my collection in such a state of dustiness, but it gives it some patina. Like all poor geeks, my worst enemy is the lack of room to display my collection, so my comics end up resting on the floor, my DVDs are barely sorted and I’ve put part of my CD collection in cardboard boxes. I’m moving at the end of the month and taking a trip to the U.S. with my girlfriend. Since she’s a geek too, hopefully, when we come back to Switzerland, we’ll have more room (and more comics) to show my full collection in a more satisfying manner.

PS : all picture are taken by my friend Sadfran.



General views of my collection


Limited and numbered lithography of Olivier Ledroit (Requiem Vampire Knight).


I Love dragons (who doesn’t) but it’s very hard to find real good looking ones that are small enough for my apartment and cheap enough for my wallet (these ones are made by Mega Bloks).


Part of my CD collection, around 1,800 pieces of Pop, Rock, Punk, Metal, Classical, Blues, Jazz, Electro, etc. and dozens of movie soundtracks.


















My action figures collection.


Part of my DVD collection (I have around 600) and my whole hi-fi system. You might see that I’m quite old school. On 103 you can see my players and consoles rack, I made it myself from custom shelf elements.







Custom made decorations








I love decorated skull replicas, it seems that the more I have, the better it looks together. In the background, you can see parts of my fantasy sword. I plan on having more of these in a near future. I even plan to have one made combat ready and kick ass looking by a blacksmith. On 58a you can also see a statue inspired by the art of Luis Royo that my wonderful girlfriend gifted to me.






My European (excepted for Garfield) comic collection. I don’t have as much as I would like, of course, but unlike American and English comics, I’m very picky regarding the artist and a bit less regarding the authors. I also have a lot of comics from my childhood.



Miniature collection hand painted by myself (aside of the minotaur in 66). It took me an average of 4h per figure. I also made all the decor elements.








Vacation souvenirs from 4 out of 5 continents given by other of bought by me. I let you guess what comes from where.



A comic book in which I appear on the last case of the bottom right. It was drawn by my ex and since it was released after we broke up, if you ask her, she’ll probably never admit it’s me. 😉


My comic book collection, It’s the result of 2 years of advices by my estimated Comic Master, Fran. I hope I make you proud Shifu even if I know we’ll never agree on Marvel…


My English comics


Various authors and editors


Alan Moore and only him


He’s BATMAN ! If you have any suggestion, I’m open. My favorite authors on the Dark Knight so far: Alan Moore, Frank Miller, Jeff Loeb, Rucka and Brubaker and Bruce Timm, so anything in this vein. And I dislike greatly the work of Grant Morrison and Mark Millar, for various reasons, but mainly because their plots don’t make any sense and are full of holes.


Superman and DC Team Ups.


Curtains made out of textile posters sewn by my grandmother

Thanks to Daniel for showing us his collection. If you’d like to see your collection featured here on Robot 6, here’s what you need to do:

1. Take some photos and save them as jpgs.
2. Write a little something about your collection
3. Send them to me in an email.

Some additional tips:

1. Although we don’t have a minimum or maximum limit on photos, usually 10-15 should suffice. They also don’t need to be huge, so if you can shrink them down so they are less than 1000 x 1000, that would be great. You can help make your collection look nice by being sure to focus, use the right lighting, dust your shelves beforehand, etc.
2. You can either write something up that’ll appear at the beginning of the post, or you can describe each item. Be sure to indicate where each image should be placed within your write-up, but don’t embed the images into a Word doc. Just put the file name in brackets where you want the image to appear.
3. When sending images using something like YouSendIt or DropBox, please keep in mind that I may not get to your submission for a month or more, so make sure you don’t delete them or that they won’t expire.
4. Please include your name (just your first name is fine) and location with your write-up.