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Always been obsessed with comics and when I was a kid I dreamed about having a massive collection of my own. It wasn't until I came out (as trans) and properly started enjoying life that I embarked on my own collection and so I think of my shelf as like a benchmark of my awesome-ness :)

My proudest achievement, definitely, and ever growing. Not featured are my singles and word-books or whatever they are called. But here you go, most of my GNs ft. Art the Clown, Peanuts calendar, and a bunch of my fave horror DVDs: https://ibb.co/dp2q0zw

PS those wanting to upload pictures, just turn it into a link and attach via this website: https://imgbb.com/ Can't wait to see all a youses !!!

Peace and love and read lots of comics ! Have a sweet week all (I'm going to my first live wrestling event - can't wait!) xx

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Good call on the image link, thanks, Jess! Have fun at the rasslin' show...

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It's gonna be epic 😁 xx

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Thanks for the link idea Jess! You rock!

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Right back at ya al ! Xx

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Thanks also for the link!

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Reckless, Locke & Key, Usagi Yojimbo, plus works by BKV ... good stuff!

And a Winnie the Pooh horror movie -- really??

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Found Usagi Yojimbo thanks to BKVs recommendation and completely fell in love ! And yes the Winnie the Pooh slasher looks an absolute treat, just came out and I cannot wait to watch it !!

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Apr 24, 2023Liked by Brian K. Vaughan, Niko Henrichon

I received my (now signed) copy of Saga #61 back from BKV HQ late last week, thank you!

For many years, I didn't have a library/book storage space, as we didn't have any room in our apartment for more than the books that we already had (and my great IKEA Billy bookcase did not survive the move from my bachelor pad to the first apartment I shared with my wife). But after we moved into our new apartment in late 2020, we built a double desk that featured five open shelves and cabinets above.

So now I finally had a place to show off my books and comics and because empty space is a terrible thing to waste, my book/comic purchases took off. I have a shelf with books exclusively by Robin Hobb and Brandon Sanderson, and then a mostly Jonathan Hickman shelf, an indie books shelf, and then a graphic novels shelf. Anything that doesn't fit in those shelves is in the cabinets above, which are now mostly full, much to my wife's chagrin. I also display recent comic purchases and other related knick knacks.

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Apr 24, 2023Liked by Brian K. Vaughan, Niko Henrichon

Well if I could have put a pic it would have said it all. My “library” is 47 long boxes of comics nicely stacked against a wall. As for novels I have a little shelf with all the Hellboy novels, Cal MacDonald novels and every novel written by Greg Rucka!

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https://ibb.co/XFpBxhz

https://ibb.co/MDwrCJ4

https://ibb.co/F0Vz0PM

https://ibb.co/zNjPmVt

Okay here are pics of my comic room (library)!!

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Wow, cool room! Thanks for sharing.

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Thanks!

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Apr 24, 2023Liked by Brian K. Vaughan

Thank you so much for signing the Saga books I sent in--and for taking my request to sign one to our (amazing) local comic book shop, Hall of Comics, here in Massachusetts. I surprised them with it on Saturday and they framed it in the store 🙂

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Apr 24, 2023Liked by Brian K. Vaughan

Congrats on first 150 pages! I am excited to add a print version to my library collection, when the time comes! My pride and joys in the collection are Saga book 1 - 3, which get frequent re-reads and I always have to stop myself from cutting out and framing some of my favorite pages, our Root boardgame collection with all the expansions and my wife's ever growing anything related to Dune collection - books, board games, comics, etc. Cheers!

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Apr 24, 2023Liked by Brian K. Vaughan

My "library" is one room in the house my wife and I share. It has 6 Ikea bookcases, one half bookcase built into a wall, a set of DVD shelves, 2 rows of 5 comic short boxes under a window and stacks of shit everywhere. I wish I could show you a picture. It's an absolute disaster.

We long ago ran out of shelf space and so now when additional books are purchased they get set down wherever I can find some space (usually on top of a stack of books). And then, at some point, I'll spend the majority of a few days either exchanging one book on a shelf for a different book on the floor and then boxing the older book or just putting the newer book in the box. I will then catalogue what's in the box and take it to my (almost completely full) 10' x 10' storage unit.

Hard decisions are going to have to come soon.

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I suffer from a lack of storage space so my library is stacked and spread throughout the whole house. Boxes of Stephen King hard covers from way back when I was a member of that club. Old college text books that I swore would serve a purpose as I worked professionally (not). Random series that I got into as the kids were growing up. Then the volumes of trades & omnis/hcs that have been collected. I swear one day I'll move and promise to setup a nice space to have & display them. Unless, that is, I decide that books are heavy and that my back is old to move them.

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Apr 24, 2023Liked by Brian K. Vaughan

My “library” has got to look so bizarre as I never read much fiction before getting back into comics; thanks in large part to your work (and partially due to the fact I share a unique first and last name with a legend of the medium). But I’ve always just bought things that look interesting to me I wish I could share a picture but I’ll name some that might pop to people:

The Soviet Tragedy

Diego Rivera

The big book of hacks

The Daily Show (The Book)

Natural Remodeling

In pursuit of principle and Profit

Yoga Skills for therapists

Complete course in Oil Painting

Textbook of Electricity

WHEREVER YOU GO THERE YOU ARE by Jon Kabat-Zin (please if anyone reads this struggles with anxiety get this book I got this copy at goodwill for two dollars)

And, of course the two AMAZING books I got here as a member of the tower of giraffes after randomly winning them:

Accidental Czar by Andrew S Weiss and Brian box Brown

The Realist by Asaf Hanukkah

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Just a note- Wherever You Go There You Are, isn’t some wacky Eckheart Tolle-esque new age fluff (no judgement I have A New Earth in the same library I described) it is written by Jon Kabat-Zinn, a legend in the field of Clinical Psychology, about mindfulness-based stress reduction, which he helped create as a non-religious, clinical alternative to eastern meditation

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Apr 24, 2023Liked by Brian K. Vaughan

The only way to describe my "library" accurately would be "a fuckin mess".

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Apr 24, 2023Liked by Brian K. Vaughan

My library consists mostly of long box after long box of single issues. I know many people wait for a collected volume, but my commitment to a less durable form of reading comics persists, perhaps because I can read it sooner.

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Right there with ya man!!

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I've found that being a lifelong reader of monthlies has also done wonders for my memory, no joke.

Like, having to keep all these dozens of storylines in my head while I wait for monthly installments has definitely built my memory to be as keen as it is now, not sure if that's something other singles-readers feel.

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Apr 24, 2023·edited Apr 24, 2023Liked by Brian K. Vaughan

You would think that Y2K would have been published in Mad Magazine issue #388, December, 1999, but I don't have it and I can't find anything that supports that. It looks similar to the fold-in published in Mad Magazine issue #122, from October 1968. https://madcoversite.com/mad122-c3.html

I wish I could help more.

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I can't find any images that support that either, but this website claims the title of that issue's fold-in was, "What frightening project has inexplicably raked in millions?" CD-ROM sounds like the answer to me.

https://madtrash.com/item/012510388/

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After further research, I have learned CD-ROM was not the correct answer, but was in fact, The Bush Campaign.

https://www.madcoversite.com/the_mad_fold-in_collection_1964-2010.html

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Apparently the answer is ‘The Bush Campaign’, not sure if that works thematically with Y2K.

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Maybe it only existed on the CD-ROM they released in 1999?

madcoversite.com/cd.html

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Apr 24, 2023·edited Apr 24, 2023Liked by Brian K. Vaughan

I can't find anything to suggest that it was published. Neither can anyone else, so maybe it just wasn't.

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I found a website that showed all the front and back covers and also listed the question for the fold-ins, and none of the issues around Jan 2000 sounded like they fit BKVs.

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Apr 28, 2023·edited Apr 28, 2023

Later on in the comments, free subscribers Tim Leong an Tommy Thrash found what Brian was looking for. Tim reached out to the guy that created the Mad archival web page and Tommy provided the YouTube video here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=djUse9G96Mk&feature=youtu.be. It's a good time to have opened the content to everyone or else he may not have been able to find this.

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Apr 24, 2023Liked by Brian K. Vaughan

I could hardly show you, because in my three-story townhouse there are bookcases in every room.

There's a bookcase in my bedroom stuffed to the gills with stuff I might read someday.

There's a bookcase in my spare bedroom full of things I like to recommend to people.

There's a bookcase in the dining room full of cookbooks, and another full of several complete series and other pretty things.

There's a bookcase in the living room full of my absolute treasured favorites, and another full of mass-market paperbacks I can't seem to get rid of even when I also own the hardcovers.

There's a bookcase in the basement full of a few Time Life collections, several years of McSweeney's quarterlies, and children's books galore; and another one full of books that belonged to my mother in her childhood.

There's a bookcase in the office full of reference books and books I had a hand in creating (my job involves graphic design for long reports on international development economics). My Sandman books are there, too, just in case.

There's a bookcase in the front entranceway full of coffee table books.

And there's a bookcase in my son's room that used to contain things I hoped he'd read, and now is full of things he's chosen himself. Love it.

(There's also a bookcase in the kitchen, but it's full of plants.)

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A bookcase in every room... excellent!

Stuff you hoped your kid would read (and enjoy) -- sounds familiar. ;)

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Apr 24, 2023Liked by Brian K. Vaughan

My library is a ever growing collection of billy bookshelves plus some in built shelves in my wife's office. My office is prose fiction books A-V by author plus also the Star Wars EU books organized in in-universe chronological order (I'm a huge nerd). My wife's office contains fiction V-Z plus all the non fiction, poetry, and plays (she's a theatre major and author who makes most of her money as an Amazon product manager). Lastly all the graphic novels and comics are in the basement with the media room (prevent sun damage on those valuable collectibles :p) .

All of these books are tracked in a SQL queryable database because (as mentioned above) I'm a huge nerd.

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Apr 24, 2023Liked by Brian K. Vaughan

I can't be the only one that wants to know more about the SQL database... how long did you take to build it? Do your shelves numbered or using Dewey or LOC to store?

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Apr 25, 2023Liked by Brian K. Vaughan

"How long did it take to build it?" My wife and I did data entry on an old laptop as we unpacked all the books two years ago. Once you make the initial investment (which probably took months of doing 10 to 20 books at a time), it's fairly easy to keep up though the pile of "to be entered" books has grown dauntingly tall at the moment.

Since most of our books are fiction, those shelves are just organized by author. The non-fiction is broken into a few categories but the shelves themselves aren't numbered, the database just tracks location at the room level.

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Apr 24, 2023Liked by Brian K. Vaughan

My library is both a closet in my parent's home filled with 11 long boxes, original art, and trades, as well as in my college apartment with short boxes under my bed for new releases and a completely full bookshelf of omnibuses, trades, hardcovers, and novels. Also in my apartment there are piles of individual issues and trades scattered around just taunting me that I don't have enough time to read it all, never enough time.

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Apr 24, 2023Liked by Brian K. Vaughan

A few thoughts and feelings on this post.

#1. I can't wait to buy the shit out of the ultra super deluxe autographed by Niko, Fonographiks, and BKV version

#2. Not sure if I have any actual useful info on the artwork you bought, but maybe try meditation until you enter the spirit realm and commune with the your previous self who has obviously been keeping tabs on everything art related for you. (I've been watching too much avatar)

#3. My library consists of a lot of Autographed Nick Offerman Books, many Trade paperbacks of all sorts (way more raunchy shit after suggestions were made in an earlier post eg:sex robot) And basically every BKV book, as Saga is what got me majorly invested in comics as a story telling medium. Before that I hadn't read much outside of Superhero stuff. Also, Lots of Gerard Way, Skottie Young, and Mike Mignola books. And now I'm realizing that this would take forever to list, so I am gonna stop there.

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Apr 24, 2023Liked by Brian K. Vaughan

So sad to hear about Al Jaffe passing. Definitely he was a part of my childhood. I loved his fold-ins. Your painting...I swear my brother and I had that issue in our collection. It tricked you into thinking it was gonna be a nuclear mushroom cloud but turned out to be smth else (tho' don't recall what it was other than MAD related). I'll have to head to my storage unit and look for it (if we even still have it).

Almost all of my books are in storage alongside the comic long boxes. I can only keep a few items in my small apartment. Too many books (a nice problem to have). SAGA Compendium 1 and METABARONS by Niko, however, are on my bedside table. I read a chapter and then use them do a few light bicep curls before sleep.

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