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Shelf Porn Saturday | Art teacher in Jersey shows off toys, comics and more

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When momma said to knock you out, we’re here to comply–and so is Robt Seda-Schreiber, an artist and middle school art teacher from New Jersey. In today’s edition of Shelf Porn, Robt shares his collection of toys, action figures, comic books and graphic novels, as well as a look at his drawing area.

If you have some shelves of comics, action figures or other related collectibles you’d like to show off, send me a write-up and some jpgs at jkparkin@yahoo.com.

And now here is Robt:

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My name is Robt Seda-Schreiber & I am by no means a professional artist – I am simply an art teacher with a drawing table at which I sometimes sit & create little doodles, surrounded by far too many toys for a man my age. I have been teaching middle school art for over twenty years in New Jersey. My lovely bride allows me a studio in our house to engage in various artistic shenanigans & this room has since become the envy of our twelve year old son’s friends & maybe even more so their dads. I have been reading comix & drawing since before I could do either & collecting such books, toys & assorted ephemera since then as well.


Shelf of toys, separated by company, genre or other totally random factor




Marvel, DC, independents, & gorillas




Japanese stuff- diecast robots, imports, Soul of Chogokin, etc.


Grover!


Spider-Man


Space Ghost Coast-to-Coast with special guests Bender, Nibbler & Flaming Carrot


Simpsons


Monkeys, apes & assorted primates


The Tick (& Dr. Frank-N.-Furter for no particular reason whatsoever)



15 & 16- my drawing table, where the magic happens (if by magic you mean me getting my fingers really inky & trying to draw some stuff). Some interesting things herein: vintage lamp from a foto studio, x-rays of my head when I thought I was dying (not a tumor, just a freaky condition called labyrinthitis), funeral sticker found on the streets of Chicago et al…


old sketchbooks, art & drawing technique stuff, old treasury editions (remember those?!), comic collection DVD’s, Pachinko machine, etc.


My old comix spinner rack (A move star- This actual rack was featured in M. Night Shyamalan’s “Unbreakable”. When they filmed in a comix store in Philly, this was front & center in the scene.)


The other studio wall- Huge Spidey wallpaper that I got for free from Pottery Barn (the perks of being a schoolteacher!), Bozo metal stand (flea market find, I think like two bucks!), the lounge is from the school nurse (so many sick kids laid on that thing, including myself probably since I teach at the same school I went to)


My secret identity


Library




Library detail (Marvel, DC, independents & art books)


for when I’m thirsty



Bonus! I’ve also included a pic of me in my classroom wherein I have a much smaller but somewhat neat collection in & of itself, as well as a copy of the latest piece I drew (which is in support of the Obama campaign: “Obama meets Ali with a little LL Cool J thrown in for good measure…”)