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Yeti Press publisher shows us his shelves, art and, yes, Yeti!

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If you’re guessing the guy who co-founded Yeti Press would have a bunch of Yeti on his shelves, you’d be right. But that’s not all he has, as RJ Casey drops by to hsow us his graphic novels, original art and much more.

If you’d like to share your collection here on Robot 6, you can find details on how to do that at the end of the post.

And now let’s hear from RJ …

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My name is RJ Casey and I am the co-founder and publisher of Yeti Press comics. We are a small publishing behemoth that basically runs out of my apartment in Chicago. These pictures include my comics, knick-knacks, original art, and my ever-growing Yeti collection.

The first picture is what it looks like walking into my office. Shelves everywhere! Most of the Yeti Press inventory is in the corner.


The second picture is a closer look at the main bookshelf.


Here’s where the work gets done. You’ll notice a piece by Aaron Renier in the top right corner. A tip for all you Shelf Porn readers: never buy a white desk.


This is my blossoming Yeti collection. There’s various toys, trinkets, and art all celebrating the majestic beast.

An up-close shot of one of my prized possessions. This a wooden Popeye doll my parents got me when they went on a trip to the Czech Republic. It hangs from a spring by the windows in my office.


In the corner near the comic inventory is a page by Matt Kindt from the first issue of Mind MGMT.


This long shelf includes all my comics and oversized books. You can also spot a tiny Muppet collection, Jeremy Tinder figures, and a Ron Rege bottle.


Near the ceiling there’s another small shelf that holds a unique vinyl yeti, some mini-paintings by Franco, and a sketch of Blue Beetle (probably my favorite superhero) by Kevin Maguire.


On the adjacent wall are some smaller pieces by Johnny Ryan, Yeti Press co-founder Eric Roesner, and Chicago friend Alex Nall.


Finally, the last picture in the office includes a Rasl print signed by Jeff Smith, a gag cartoon by Sam Henderson, and page from Reich by Elijah Brubaker.


The art spills out into the living room. Behind a Fozzy statue on the counter are sketches by Bruce Timm and Allie Rotenberg, who’s a personal friend and card designer extraordinaire at Hallmark.


A small hallway leads into another living space. Of course, I’ve used the wall space to hang more art. On one side is a drawing on a scratchboard by one of my favorite cartoonists Dylan Horrocks.


On the opposite wall is a sketch by another one of my all-timers, Roger Langridge.


Over the hallway hangs three pages by Chris “Elio” Eliopoulos.


Around the corner is a huge drawing of Mickey and The Blot by Tom Neely.


Last, but not least is the mantle place. I took down some of the photographs so you could get a better look at the screen print by Aaron Renier and the awesome Shoalin Cowboy drawing by Geof Darrow.


I know that most of these pictures don’t consist of things on shelves, but hopefully it still constitutes the title “shelf porn.” Anyway, thanks for taking the time to check it out and hop on over to www.yetipress.com for all your quirky comic needs.

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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. Please attach the images as separate files; don’t embed them into a Word doc.