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Send Us Your Shelf Porn!

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Send Us Your Shelf Porn!

Welcome to Send Us Your Shelf Porn, where the collections are shared and the eyes are dazzled. Our guest this week is Steve Flack of Brooklyn, NY. Steve recently moved into a new apartment, and just finished refurbishing it, comics collection and all. He’s eager to take us on a tour of the place, so get your guidebooks and click on the link …

My name is Steve Flack. I’m a big fan of the Robot 6 Blog, and I love the Shelf Porn installments. When you started them, I had started my move into my new place, and I really hoped they’d still be running when I finished my set up. Luckily, they are, and my apartment is all set up!

There’s a little history here. I’ve been collecting comics and toys for as long as I can remember, and have been focusing on comics since I was 8. I recently decided to move back into my grandmother’s place in Brooklyn. My great grandmother lived there until she passed away over ten years ago. Since then, my father used to keep his baseball collection in there, which was impressive shelf porn of it’s own.

When I decided to move in there, a lot of work had to be done to the apartment, including heating and electrical work, tearing down walls, and painting. I documented the entire story over at my blog.

Surprisingly, everything was done over the course of a few months, and now, my setup is all done.

This is my living room, on the far wall, you can see the first of my major comic book bookcases.

In this one are my omnibuses, and absolutes. Along the top is a complete set of Marvel Mighty Muggs, and atop all that is a print of an animated style “Goonies” by animator Steve Silver.

Across from the couch is my TV set up, which is flanked by some great pieces I got over the years.

First up is a Mr. Incredible poster by Mike Mignola, that I was lucky enough to have signed by Mike and the film’s director, Brad Bird.

To the right of the TV is a page from Local by Ryan Kelly, and a page from Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life. In between the two is a great display case I picked up from Ikea, filled with some awesome toys and statues.

And all the way tp the right is an original Evan Dorkin page from his Bill & Ted comics.

And then, I have two signed prints from the first two MoCCA Artfests, and poster from a Neil Diamond concert rounding out my dining area.

Next up is a signed Matt Groening print from the Simpsons movie, that I picked up when I met him at a recent SDCC.

And then finishing up this room are two Muppets, one a replica of Kermit the Frog, and the other is a Muppet version of myself.

As you walk through into the next part of the apartment, you’ll see my original David Mazzuchelli Batman head sketch on the door, my favorite piece of art I’ve ever bought…

In the next room is my major library. I bought way too many bookcases, but that’ll be great for the future. For now, I just grabbed some older comics with fantastic covers, and propped them up with plate holders.

The far left bookcase is all graphic novels grouped alphabetically.

The next bookcases are all Essentials and Showcases. The Spidey comic on display is the very first comic book I ever got, a great book about Spidey from the very early 1980’s. I got it signed by Stan Lee at the very San Diego Comic Con I ever went to.

Graphic novels continue to the next bookcase, followed by selected display comics.

Next up are anthologies…

And then books on comics and toys.

The next book case is comic strips, and then random books that are too big for other bookcases.

The final bookcase is all art books..

And then the final two shelves are books that I still have to read.

Running along the top are all original comic art I’ve picked up over the years. From left to right, it’s a Detective Comics page by JH Williams, The Sentry by Jae Lee, Ultimate Spider-Man by Mark Bagley, Ex Machina by Tony Harris, Spider-Man’s Tangled Web by Darwyn Cooke, and New X-Men by Frank Quitely. Better shots of these pages and all of my original art collection are up at my Comic Art Fan’s Gallery.

Across from the bookshelves are two comic pages from my friend, Matthew Loux. Matt and I went to college together, and now he creates books over at Oni Press (F-Stop, Sidescrollers, and the Salt Water Taffy series), Matt and I have a deal, where he puts me in a cameo appearance in all of his books, and I then purchase the page off of him. Here are my cameos in F-Stop and Sidescrollers.

In the next room is my bedroom…

Across from the bed is my lone non-comics bookcase. It’s a mixture of prose books, and books on film and television. Also, running across the top is my collection of Muppet action figures.

Now, there’s another spare room to the left left of the bookcase…

And in there are all of my single issues!

To the left of the boxes is my misc. filing shelf, filled with books I need to read and file, and boxes of mini-comics. As well as some pieces of art, including original work by Charles Burns and Jim Mahfood.

And across from the comics is my DVD collection.

So, that’s my place. I hope this entry wasn’t too long (I even left some stuff out, that could all be seen on my blog).

Thanks for listening!

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