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Welcome to Shelf Porn, your weekly invitation to check out someone’s collection. Today’s Shelf Porn comes from Jason Wood, co-host of the 11 O’Clock Comics podcast and a columnist for iFanboy. Jason shows us his terrific comic room, including his comics, graphic novels and lots of original art.

Jason’s pictures were the last ones I had in the queue, so unless you want to see reruns next week or (shudder) my badly organized shelves, please send your write-up and pictures to jkparkin@yahoo.com as soon as you can. Our readers thank you in advance.

And now here is Jason …

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My comic room is located on our bottom floor, with a long hallway that leads to it as well as adjoining rooms. I decided to turn that hallway into a gallery of sorts, to show off some of my original comic art and commissions that I’ve had the good fortune to procure over the years. You’ll notice on the right a great two-page spread of Alpha Flight, and on the left sketches from Mike Norton (Rocket Raccoon), JunBob Kim (Magneto), and two Deadpool sketches (below the window) from Mahmud Asrar and Kevin Mellon.


When you first come down the stairs to that hallway, you’re greeted with Paul Pelletier’s brilliant Guardians of the Galaxy work.


Here are some more terrific pieces from Mike Norton (Black Panther), Buzz! (Ms. Marvel), Juan Castro (Deadpool/Wolverine), Julian Lytle (Ants webcomic strip), Tom Fowler (Wolverine barbecuing Deadpool) and Erik Jones (Domino).





On the right wall I have a cluster of Marvel pages (as well as a Polaris commission from Todd Nauck and a Spider-Woman/Shanna commish by Martheus “Jetta” Wade).


On the left side are some pages from a number of my favorite contemporary series.

A Skottie Young page from the Eisner-Award winning The Wonderful World of Oz series.


A Sean Murphy page from amazing Joe the Barbarian mini-series.


A page from Charles Paul Wilson III‘s incomparable work on The Stuff of Legend.


The first page from the new web comic Mystery Solved! (written by Zack Kruse, art by Big Jim Miller).


OK, now it’s time to go INTO my comic room. Keep in mind this was a concrete and cinder block weight room with industrial carpeting when we moved in, so I had some work to do before it was ready for the comforts of geekdom.


On the wall when you first walk in is storage for art supplies, favorite books I like to reference and re-read, as well as some DVDs. Adorning the top are a number of my favorite comics and a T’Challa statue (one of my three favorite characters).


Right above that are three more pieces of art. A page by Gabriel Hardman from Avengers vs. Agents of Atlas (one of my favorites), a recent commission by Jim Rugg featuring Afrodisiac and a few of my favorite female characters, and then a Mike Norton commission with Cap and the Falcon versus Flag Smasher.



On the opposite wall (the wall with the door), I have a configuration of DrawerBoxes. I also have two more of my favorite art pieces: A commission by Tom Fowler where he pays homage to Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner (using Deadpool and Wolverine) as well as a Freddie Williams piece with three of the six members of the Six Pack.




My wife suggested a cool divider for the DrawerBoxes, for use when I’m not digging into them.


Here is the entertainment center, which features some of great art books, collected editions, a Wolverine statue and a Deadpool commission by my buddy, and all around comics powerhouse Jeff Lemire.


Last but certainly not least is the wall for collected editions (aka the “Shelf Porn”).







As you can see, there is plenty of room for additional stuff; which is great because I still haven’t worked my recent New York Comic Con haul into the mix. I also have another grouping of art I need to get framed and mounted into the gallery when I have the time.

Hope you enjoyed the peek into one podcaster’s comic obsession.

Thanks for letting me share my Geekum Geektorum.