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Toys, art and Shatner highlight this design studio Shelf Porn

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Hello and welcome once again to Shelf Porn, where fans send us pictures of their collections. Today’s shelves come from Kevin Brennan, who shows us the interior of Build Studio in Calgary, which is decorated with toys, graphic novels and more.

If you’d like to see your own shelves featured here on Robot 6, check out our submission instructions and guidelines.

And now let’s hear from Kevin …

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My name is Kevin Brennan and I run a small, two-person design studio out of my home in Calgary, Alberta called Build Studio. It’s been a great excuse to decorate our work space with the things we love: comic books, Lego, movies, TV and the Calgary Flames. It’s not as large a collection as some of the others featured on Shelf Porn, but we like it and it’s easy enough to dust.

Here are a few details about some of the less obvious pieces in the collection:

The five prints above the shelves are from an etsy shop by artist Jan Skácelík.


Comic spinner rack full of graphics novels and trades. A Yoda vs. Hulk poster that was used as a recruitment poster for Industrial Light and Magic.


Lego mug for coffee and a shot of where I spend too much of my time.


L – R: Lego R2D2, Astro Boy, Comic Book Guy bobblehead, Darth Vader, Lego VW Van, Whaleboy, Staypuft, USS Enterprise, Galactus, Iron Giant and Magneto paperclip holder helmet.


Tony Harris preliminary cover from Starman #28.

Wedding gift from a friend is a commissioned Spider-man homage by Fred Hembeck.


L – R: Chewbacca bobblehead, Lanny MacDonald booblehead, Keaton Batman figure, Back to the Future III Delorean, Jarome Iginla bobble head, Slinky, Mike Vernon bobble head and Dexter action figure


The Supermen print is by Jason Palmer.


The William Shatner print is by Nick Dewar and was purchased at The Shatner Show at Uppercase Gallery.


The shelf facing the desks features Scabbers the hamster (named by our 4 year old) and a bunch of graphic novels, trades and books.


Death sketch by Chris Bachalo. Bone statue by Bowen Designs. An old Polaroid camera of my wife’s parents. A shell from WWI I inherited from a family member. World’s Finest #142, the first appearance of Composite Superman.


Close-up of the trades and books.


Close-up of the trades and books.

And that’s it. Hope you enjoyed our shelf porn.

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 up 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.
5. There’s no need to send an inquiry about whether or not we want to feature your collection; that’ll just slow the process down. Send your full submission, and if I have any questions or issues I’ll get back to you. Right now we have a pretty deep backlog of submissions, so if you don’t see your collection right away, don’t despair — it’s coming!