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Silicon Valley Shelf Porn from a Young Adult author

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Welcome once again to the column we’re proud to call Shelf Porn, where fans share their collections for the world to see. Today’s collection comes from Kevin Sharp, an English teacher and author from Palo Alto, California. Kevin shows us his graphic novels, statues and some commissions from Steve Rude and John Byrne.

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Take it away, Kevin …

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My name is Kevin Sharp and I teach high school English in Palo Alto, California. For those asking “Where?!” think Stanford University (about 30 minutes outside San Francisco).

The Shelf Porn items are mostly contained in one room of my home, which I guess we can call the Man Cave. When we moved into our new house, the previous owners had converted the former garage into a carpeted, insulated extra room. It even came complete with built-in shelves, which I felt it was my duty to fill!

The reading material in this room is made of items I can easily grab off the shelf. I also have an office where my comic books and “real” books are stored, and where I live my double life as an author.


Here’s the view from one of the two TV viewing seats.


This is a John Byrne commission from 2010. The scene I asked for was Batman dropping in on a villains’ meeting (featuring my three favorite Batman villains).


This is a Steve Rude Green Lantern watercolor commission from 2004.

Here is my limited Bowen Designs heroes collection.


Bowen busts, DC Absolutes, and some 1970s treasury comics on the left.


Once upon a time, this case held my entire statue collection.


I’ll call this my Silver Age DC table.


Here’s the majority of my graphic novel collection, along with my Bowen villains.


I know people with the entire line of Toon Tumblers but I only get the characters I really love (though if I had more shelves…).


Steve Rude, Adam Hughes, and of course “King” Kirby.


This is a signed Adam Hughes poster print I carried home from San Diego Comic Con one year. I didn’t have a tube so I was in constant paranoia until I arrived back.


And finally, a shameless plug for my Young Adult novel that came out earlier this year (look for it on Amazon).