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Title: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Colin YNWA on 25 July, 2011, 08:46:29 pm
Well I've been meaning to do this for a while and hopefully its not too self indulgent and folk will join in. I always enjoy the 'Where dust goes to gather' thread... well most the time. Anyhoo I don't collect figures etc so don't join in and so while I've recently been taking photos of a lot of my comics to sell it off, I've been intending to start a thread showing off my collection (the bits I'm keeping) which if I'm honest I'm quite proud of so here we go.

At the bottom of the attic stairs we get two of the pieces of original art my wife lets me keep on public display

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ozHZrnBRV2Y/Ti3DV150jsI/AAAAAAAAAj4/lkN2uzO68cs/s512/Pics.jpg)

Then you go up the stairs to be greeted by an massive reproduction I did for a comic I self published a few years back. its rubbish but was always rather proud of this picture (after Alex Ross of all people)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-vLfxuLyP6VU/Ti3DTautwpI/AAAAAAAAAjs/5sKirbwP4AU/s512/Ape.jpg)

To the left you get my superhero stuff, almost exclusively DC these days

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-D0ULSGzqIkA/Ti3DV_UW81I/AAAAAAAAAj8/LwB_tTQQx80/s640/DC%252520stuff.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-LFSjTrmfKUw/Ti3DWE5EDsI/AAAAAAAAAkA/vF0gqBzV1uo/s640/DC%2525202.jpg)

To the right (where it would seem the world is out of focus!) you get my 2000ad stuff (and indies)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-nbvQ1vq3EBY/Ti3DTntRPMI/AAAAAAAAAjw/eGFoI0Pc1PI/s640/2000%252520foc.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-djFZYqCn8f0/Ti3DUIMKCHI/AAAAAAAAAj0/myHlIFy78Z4/s512/2000%252520foc%2525202.jpg)

Finally some of the fat I'm trimming at the moment. Though to be fair there's a lot of my Marvel stuff there in those boxes that I'm actually keeping.)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ArV-vgl6v3A/Ti3DWwZ9AyI/AAAAAAAAAkE/lZGf8x04gRs/s640/The%252520fat.jpg)

So yeah you've seen mine so why don't you let us have a look at yours so we can see how big it is? I know some folk here have collections I'd die for and while most if us don't have enough to start a blog I'd love to see what exciting comic type stuff people do have.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Trout on 26 July, 2011, 11:01:31 am
Well done that man.

Sadly, I can't respond in kind as I'm boxing up a lot of stuff right now, in the hope of a house move. There's a lot of it, so I have to plan ahead.

- Trout
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: judda fett on 26 July, 2011, 11:29:08 am
Nice. Wish I had the space to do this though I will try and throw down here as soon as.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Colin YNWA on 26 July, 2011, 01:02:23 pm
Well done that man.

Sadly, I can't respond in kind as I'm boxing up a lot of stuff right now, in the hope of a house move. There's a lot of it, so I have to plan ahead.

- Trout

Arh but you could do a teaser showing the big piles of boxes?!?

Good look with the move
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: bluemeanie on 26 July, 2011, 02:34:09 pm
GREGORY!!! fucking love that book. Me and the wife still randomly let rip with an "UP HAM!" now and again.

I'd pose pics of Meanie Towers but would get a bollocking due to the state the house is in. I'll see what I can sort though
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 26 July, 2011, 02:36:01 pm
I'll do a tidy up and get round to post some pics of that room below me now and also the attic (that's where the overspill is)  :-[
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: James Stacey on 26 July, 2011, 02:59:28 pm
I have boxes and boxes still unopened from my move but here is the (mostly) important stuff.
Top row is
Dredd Casefiles, Dredd Casefiles and GNs, Annuals, other Rebellion GNs, Random chaff
2nd row is
Elfquest Gns, Elfquest Comics, Elfquest Comics, Elfquest GNs, Random GNs
3rd row
Random RPGs, Rolemaster RPGs, Best of 2000AD, JD megazines, JD megazines,
bottom 2 rows are 2000ADs. Run out of space though and they are starting to stack up
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: SmallBlueThing on 26 July, 2011, 03:28:15 pm
I'd post on this thread, but then you'd all think i live in steptoe's yard, and pull me up on why my comics have feather boas, tiny bejewelled panties and elaboate bras, nipple tassles and headdresses draped over them.
So i wont.
SBT
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Colin YNWA on 26 July, 2011, 04:22:00 pm
GREGORY!!! fucking love that book. Me and the wife still randomly let rip with an "UP HAM!" now and again.


Should say the reason that is out where it is. It was up for sale (first three books) and no one was interested (dirt cheap to). This turned out to be a massive relief as I realised flicking through it how great it was. It ain't going for re-sale!
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Colin YNWA on 26 July, 2011, 04:23:30 pm
I'd post on this thread, but then you'd all think i live in steptoe's yard, and pull me up on why my comics have feather boas, tiny bejewelled panties and elaboate bras, nipple tassles and headdresses draped over them.
So i wont.
SBT

Now ya see this was exactly the type of thing I was after seeing. Burlesque comics, its a young nerds dream.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: mogzilla on 26 July, 2011, 05:00:31 pm
most of my stuff is buried in a chest in the wardrobe  :( with a few selected out within easy reach and mini mogz wont be leaving home for many years yet so they have to remain in there.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Colin YNWA on 26 July, 2011, 05:41:57 pm
I have boxes and boxes still unopened from my move but here is the (mostly) important stuff.
Top row is
Dredd Casefiles, Dredd Casefiles and GNs, Annuals, other Rebellion GNs, Random chaff
2nd row is
Elfquest Gns, Elfquest Comics, Elfquest Comics, Elfquest GNs, Random GNs
3rd row
Random RPGs, Rolemaster RPGs, Best of 2000AD, JD megazines, JD megazines,
bottom 2 rows are 2000ADs. Run out of space though and they are starting to stack up

This is one of the things that reminded me to do this thread. I saw it on the other dusty thread and thought it looked great.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: radiator on 29 July, 2011, 01:34:27 pm
Just spent the morning setting up my new bookshelf - it's pretty immense:

(http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k26/radiator_2006/IMG_1121.jpg)

My graphic novels now take up 4 shelves as opposed to the entire bookcase!

Behold the SHELF OF DREDD:

(http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k26/radiator_2006/IMG_1124.jpg)
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: James Stacey on 29 July, 2011, 01:57:52 pm
Cor that neat. Looks like a waterstones display (assuming they had a good stock of Rebellion trades that is)

No Judgement on Gotham ? ;)
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Proudhuff on 29 July, 2011, 02:05:41 pm
I still have a number of boxes to unpack after the recent move, but have ran out of shelve space already!! will have to purge the hardback and political stuff, my dime store PK Dick will remain however!!   
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: radiator on 29 July, 2011, 02:20:50 pm
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No Judgement on Gotham?

Yeah, but that's up top - it's the US-sized edition. Putting it in with the bigger trades would be MADNESS.

I've also got the hardback Dredd/Aliens book down the bottom somewhere too. Used to have all the other Dredd/Batman crossovers but got rid of them during my 'I don't read comics' phase  ::), and don't have Dredd/Predator or the Lobo crossover either. Apart from that think I've got most things covered!
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: James Stacey on 29 July, 2011, 02:44:22 pm
As long as there is logic there :) I've got the Dredd/Batman trade with the same spine as Devin Waugh & Shimura. Same height but it's narrower due to it's 'Merican proportions. These things annoy me :D

Didn't realise there was a hardback Dredd / Aliens. I'll have to avoid looking that one out now.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Colin YNWA on 05 August, 2011, 03:09:58 pm
Wow late back to the party (been on me hols) and that is bloomin' lovely! Its this type of thing that makes me think switching to trades might one day be the answer...
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Dandontdare on 05 August, 2011, 06:06:31 pm
(http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd359/anaconda888/bookshelf.jpg)

Just had a reorganisation of my non-2000ad GNs. There are over 300 now which explains why I'm always skint and should not be let near Amazon when drunk. I need more shelves so I can shelf them all horizontally and include all my 2000ad GNs and annuals.

1. DC
2. Vertigo
3. Ultimate Marvel
4. Marvel
5. 2 x misc

Oh and the lovely sketches are by Kev Levell BTW.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: mogzilla on 05 August, 2011, 07:33:34 pm
just had a random thought. if you stack all the progs how tall's the pile?
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: radiator on 06 August, 2011, 01:13:41 pm
Lovely stuff, love that you took the time to label the photo too! :)

The bookshelf I got was a maple effect 'Billy' from Ikea. Cost around £50 plus another £30 for delivery (too big to fit in our car!). Perfect for trades as you can customise the shelf heights. Nice and sturdy too, far more suitable than my old bookshelf which had a cheap plastic backing that buckled and started to fall apart quite quickly. Can actually line up the books straight now, which is very satisfying for a borderline OCD case like me!
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: klute on 08 August, 2011, 06:16:51 pm
Im jealous of the various setups

I have lots of dc/marvel/image/wildstorm comics but there all boxed up and hidden away in the dark...they only get out when i fancy reading something or im off work for the summer which i would spend sorting out old and new comics.

GN's arent really anywhere near as big as your collections BUT is a work in progress.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: maryanddavid on 23 September, 2011, 12:37:30 am
I noticed last week that after 8 or 9 years I'm finally making the 1000 post mark. I had intended to put some pictures for a while and this seem like the perfect opportunity.

I have been working on this room for a long time, I will take a fit and do a week solid of getting boxes, sorting, putting in order and then Ill get fed up and leave it for a few weeks. They art is all in cheap frames, when I have enough cash, Ill get them diplayed properly.
Still a work in progress, this weekend should see more done on it as its fresh in my mind. Picture are a bit crap, but ya will get the jist!

(http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa147/davidmc1/room1.jpg)
This is the main bulk of the comics. Here there is complete collection of 2000ad including all spin offs, i.e. Starlord Crisis specials annuals.
As well there is near complete collections of Starblazer, Top Secret, Epic Illustrated, Captain Britain, Daredevils, various 2000ad novels, Warren comics and graphic novels etc.
(http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa147/davidmc1/room4.jpg)
The shelves here have Complete collection of Bullet and a larger run of Warlord, plus my favourite American stuff, like Swamp Thing, Doom Patrol etc. The art on the wall is by Pugh, Belardinelli, Gibson and sketches by Leach, Nolan, Collins, Gibbons, McMahon, Ewins and Miranda.
 (http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa147/davidmc1/room2.jpg)
This is all art, by Belardinelli, Flint, Smith, Ewins, Lopez, Fraser, Kearon.
(http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa147/davidmc1/room3.jpg)
The art here is by Dobbyn, Ezquerra, Staples, Elson and Higgins.
The comics are complete collections of Battle, Action, Eagle, Scream, and large runs of Valiant, Lion, Dr Who, Star Wars, various Marvel Uk, IPC and DCT comics, plus small press, news titles and Look and Learn.
I still have a few more boxes to bring down from the attic, it might be Christmas before that happens though.

David
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: JOE SOAP on 23 September, 2011, 12:57:52 am
Is that a fire-proof room?
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Colin YNWA on 23 September, 2011, 07:48:41 am
Wow some of that original art is just wonderful. That is a fantastic set up. love the way you have the selves on the Battle, Action etc stuff set to different heights I assume to fit the collection. As nice the way the Judge Dredd game (I think it is) faces out showing that wonderful Bolland cover.

That's the kinds collection that makes me a little jealous!
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Trout on 23 September, 2011, 11:48:04 am
My wife saw me looking at this thread, and asked, "Is that like porn for you?"

Yes, dear. Yes, it is.

One day I hope to have shelving again. Our house move is still just a medium-term possibility (and a long story) but my comics are mostly boxed now and I dream of an attic or spare room with a wall of thrills.

One day...
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: The Enigmatic Dr X on 23 September, 2011, 03:43:10 pm
Pah! Psh!

I mock your ordered collections. They are the products of weak minded fools.

BEHOLD!

When is a shed not a shed?


(http://i1027.photobucket.com/albums/y331/Nimeous/DSC08724.jpg)

When it is a SHED OF DREDD!

(http://i1027.photobucket.com/albums/y331/Nimeous/DSC08725.jpg)



BEAT THAT!
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Mardroid on 23 September, 2011, 03:55:23 pm
I saw a programme earlier today that mentioned people moving their entire body and bed, and stuff into one of those things.

A shed, I mean not the boxes.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Proudhuff on 23 September, 2011, 04:23:33 pm
That maryanddavid has the right idea, comics inside, kids in the shed!!!  :D
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 23 September, 2011, 07:00:01 pm
Look at the way he treats Thargs mighty organ in his Shed of Dredd. It's a disgrace I tell you  :'(
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: SmallBlueThing on 23 September, 2011, 07:05:09 pm
I see your neatly laid out comics-rooms, and your SHED, and I raise you one comic mess (in bedroom), one trade bookcase in dining room, and eldest child's comic-avalanche, in bedroom!

SBT
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Gavin_Leahy_Block on 23 September, 2011, 07:16:37 pm
This is my bookcase.

(http://i970.photobucket.com/albums/ae182/grpleahy/DSCF1473.jpg?t=1316801205) (http://i970.photobucket.com/albums/ae182/grpleahy/DSCF1474-1.jpg?t=1316801008)
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 23 September, 2011, 07:19:19 pm
Look at that shelf groaning  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Hawkmumbler on 23 September, 2011, 07:30:49 pm
I really want to post a picture of my collection.
But it's so micro-scopic i'd feel a little embarrased. :-[
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Tombo on 24 September, 2011, 12:12:28 am
My own pitiful collection, in context however the none-2000AD is pretty good since they've all been purchased in the last year.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Trout on 24 September, 2011, 02:21:11 am
*sniff*

WE BAND OF BROTHERS!

Hey, those Y the Last Man trades look great on a shelf, don't they? Also, perhaps this thread will finally teach publishers the benefits of tidy spines.  :)

- Trout
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 24 September, 2011, 02:36:56 am
Don't you know that it's physically impossible to make the Case Files spines match up.
Everyone knows that you couldn't move the numbers to just above the 2000 AD logo and then move the helmet down so that they are all in line. Obviously the size of the fonts doesn't come into it because the helmets would be the lining up point  :'(
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: James Stacey on 26 September, 2011, 04:45:45 pm
SBT are those plastic covers on your Stront trades or are they just bagged?
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: SmallBlueThing on 26 September, 2011, 06:01:51 pm
Plastic covers. I have a mate who works in the library and he gets me them from time to time. I sort of like them, but equally they annoy me in the same way that wrapping furniture in plastic annoys me. If you go round his house, every book he owns is protected in this way, and it drives me nuts.

SBT
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Proudhuff on 26 September, 2011, 06:48:50 pm
Does my Watchman  theory still hold? I can't see it amongst SBT 'filing'  ;)
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: SmallBlueThing on 26 September, 2011, 07:02:26 pm
Does my Watchman  theory still hold? I can't see it amongst SBT 'filing'  ;)

What theory was that? My copy of Wathmen is upstairs, in the collapsed bookcase (collapsed due to the sheer volume of heavy trades that I stupidly packed it with seven years ago), that sits behind several boxes of Halloween and Christmas decorations, a radiator and a couple of boxes of old paperbacks. That's where I "store" all my DC/ vertigo/ Marvel/ Independent trades I'm afraid, as I rarely bother to read them. To be honest, it's mostly Batman crap that I bought from when they first collected The Dark Knight and realised trade paperbacks could sell. Now and again I'll root through and bring something out, but I really should just buy a new bloody bookcase or three and tidy up! I was going to post a pic of that, but my wife vetoed it, "because people will think we're slum-dwelling scumbags".

SBT
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Proudhuff on 26 September, 2011, 07:04:44 pm
you can't slum dwellers be you have a dining room  ;)

The Watchman thing was I thought it was the only Trade that appeared in every collection posted...
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: SmallBlueThing on 26 September, 2011, 07:08:05 pm
Surely that must be one of the mid-range Casefiles, mustn't it? Or CF1? I could happily post a picture of Watchmen though, just to give your theory more evidence, if you like!

SBT
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: SmallBlueThing on 26 September, 2011, 07:59:06 pm
 :)

SBT
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Tombo on 26 September, 2011, 10:18:46 pm
Possible slight conflict on interests, since they are my employer, but Agros do a pretty good range of bookcases for under £30.  You can see one in the third of my pics.  The shelves adjust enough to allow for five shelves of trade-sized books with a smaller shelf ideal for comics (or National Geographics in my case) plenty of colour options too.  They come flatpacked and take about ten-fifteen minutes tops to put together.  Delivery's pretty cheap as well if they dont fit in a car (£8.95).
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: SmallBlueThing on 26 September, 2011, 10:36:38 pm
Ooh! I find the Argos catalogue monumentally confusing Tombo- you couldn't give me the stock number for one that can give me five shelves for under thirty quid, could you?

SBT
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Tombo on 27 September, 2011, 09:11:13 am
No probs -

609/2201 - Beech effect
609/2218 - Maple
609/2225 - Oak
609/3509 - White
609/3547 - Black

They're part of the Maine range.  If you search the Argos website for bookshelves, put them by price low to high they should be about halfway down page four.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: James Stacey on 27 September, 2011, 09:20:45 am
Plastic covers. I have a mate who works in the library and he gets me them from time to time. I sort of like them, but equally they annoy me in the same way that wrapping furniture in plastic annoys me. If you go round his house, every book he owns is protected in this way, and it drives me nuts.

SBT

Thanks. I didn't realise they did them in that size. Perhaps I shouldn't look. That way madness (and poverty) lies. I do have a large collection of books with dust jacket protectors but in my defence they are mainly from the 1940s and 1950s so need it.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: SmallBlueThing on 27 September, 2011, 09:20:59 am
Brilliant, thanks! By saturday then, i may have new shelving!

And james: i dont actually think you can buy them! my mate, ahem, 'liberates' them for his own purposes. They come in all sizes, for all books- ive got case files sized ones, ones that fit slim trades, u.s sized ones, target dr who novelisation sized ones, and everything in between. But as you say, that way madness lies...
SBT
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: James Stacey on 27 September, 2011, 09:45:38 am
Thanks SBT. Looking at my usual book cover supplier (yeah yeah) you can get them but they are 90p each so I think I'll have to pretend I didn't look http://www.care4books.com/packaging/page.asp?type=cat&pid=4&cid=1
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: SmallBlueThing on 27 September, 2011, 10:39:46 am
I AM NOT FOLLOWING THAT LINK! LA LA LA LA NOT LISTENING!
SBT
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Tombo on 27 September, 2011, 01:37:56 pm
That other photo of the shelving in questions isn't the best so heres one of my other case, this one sized up for my Osprey military books which are the same size as most TPBs.  I did a quick experiment and each shelf is big enough to just to say squeeze the first 18 Case Files in.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Colin YNWA on 27 September, 2011, 02:13:08 pm
Wow did you tidy those shelves special like?
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Tombo on 27 September, 2011, 08:24:27 pm
Not really, I had tidied up the day before I took that photo, but I am a little bit OCD when it comes to keeping my shelving tidy.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Proudhuff on 28 September, 2011, 03:27:18 pm
:)

SBT

Huzzah!!!  :D
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Trout on 05 May, 2012, 01:57:44 pm
Hey Tombo, did you ever get to the end of Y The Last Man?

It's definitely worth it.  :)

Also: BUMP!
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Tombo on 05 May, 2012, 10:07:33 pm
I have indeed, a rather bittersweet ending all told although it did show hope for the future.  Never thought the death of a monkey could bring a tear to my jaded eyes.

And since we're bumping this thread, this is what my shelving looks like now.

Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Trout on 05 May, 2012, 10:35:21 pm
I have indeed, a rather bittersweet ending all told although it did show hope for the future.  Never thought the death of a monkey could bring a tear to my jaded eyes.

Ah, I'm glad to hear it.  :D
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Large48 on 08 May, 2012, 05:55:34 pm
Whats's the easiest way of putting photo's up here?

Do you have to use a hosting (look what I have come and rob me!) site?
 :-*
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Proudhuff on 08 May, 2012, 06:28:45 pm
I use Flickr, others photobucket, no doubt some T'interwebby guru will be along shortly...
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Spikes on 08 May, 2012, 07:05:43 pm
imgur, for me.

(http://i.imgur.com/SpWQq.png)
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Colin YNWA on 08 May, 2012, 07:13:53 pm
I really should experiment with a couple of those I lazily just use my Google area which is getting increasingly rubbish!
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Large48 on 09 May, 2012, 04:33:31 pm
Ok so with that sorted how do you insert one on this then?
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Proudhuff on 09 May, 2012, 04:42:27 pm
48. on your POST REPLY page, Above the white text box and below the bold B, there is a wee button with a pic on it says 'insert image' if you hover over it, click this and you get  [img] [img].

Insert your pictures properties between these and then hit the post button as normal.

(To get the properties right click on your image, go to properties at the bottom of the list copy the Address URL text then insert that as above)

hope this makes sense if not Emp will be along with a linkie  :D
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 09 May, 2012, 05:39:49 pm
I don't know why you bother Proudhuff, just look how long he's had [size=40]Train Hard - Run Fast - Hit to Kill[/size] on the bottom of his posts  ::)
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Emperor on 09 May, 2012, 06:04:58 pm
On image hosting then TinyPic is useful because you don't need an account - upload the image and go:

http://tinypic.com

If you want to keep a track of your photos you can get an account there or use PhotoBucket or Flickr.

Do remember to keep the size down, 500-600px wide is enough.

hope this makes sense if not Emp will be along with a linkie  :D

Sounds about right. I think there is a thread in Help too.

[edit: this one I'd assume: http://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php/topic,33934.0.html ]

Simpler way: Most image hosting sites have a button that will copy the relevant code into your clipboard, so you press their button, come here and paste it in.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Large48 on 11 May, 2012, 09:23:05 am
Thanks for all the webfu the other board I'm on just lets you click on a pic from anywhere (i.e. its helpful) and then lets you size it and sticks it in your post for you, all nice and simple...........
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Proudhuff on 14 May, 2012, 03:46:06 pm
I don't know why you bother Proudhuff, just look how long he's had [size=40]Train Hard - Run Fast - Hit to Kill[/size] on the bottom of his posts  ::)

I think your right CF...
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Buttonman on 14 May, 2012, 05:19:33 pm
I don't know why you bother Proudhuff, just look how long he's had [size=40]Train Hard - Run Fast - Hit to Kill[/size] on the bottom of his posts  ::)

I think your right CF...

You certainly aren't!
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: vzzbux on 03 June, 2012, 04:42:45 pm
Our bookshelves.
(http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff200/vzzbuxblx/100_7638-1.jpg)
(http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff200/vzzbuxblx/100_7637-1.jpg)




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Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: klute on 03 June, 2012, 05:30:28 pm
Our bookshelves.
(http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff200/vzzbuxblx/100_7638-1.jpg)
(http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff200/vzzbuxblx/100_7637-1.jpg)




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Pleased to see  I'm not the only one with via d.i.y manual
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: SmallBlueThing on 04 June, 2012, 04:57:17 pm
Some books in our lounge.

(http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/q599/SteevTH/books.jpg)

SBT
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Proudhuff on 17 December, 2013, 08:21:16 pm
The Daily Burdis has copied us!
and now calls em Shelfies:

http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2013/dec/16/shelfie-show-photo-your-bookshelf
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Colin YNWA on 17 December, 2013, 08:22:23 pm
The Daily Burdis

GOLD!
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: JamesC on 17 December, 2013, 08:29:24 pm
Our bookshelves.
(http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff200/vzzbuxblx/100_7638-1.jpg)
(http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff200/vzzbuxblx/100_7637-1.jpg)




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Nice use of pot pouri to hide the Unusual Sex Encyclopaedia!  :o
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Daveycandlish on 17 December, 2013, 09:43:27 pm
Makes you wonder what's behind the candle!
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: The Enigmatic Dr X on 17 December, 2013, 10:13:20 pm
I'm trying to figure out what the sneck is in front of it!
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Proudhuff on 18 December, 2013, 11:33:13 am
I'm trying to figure out what the sneck is in front of it!

next to the blue butt plug?
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Hawkmumbler on 18 December, 2013, 01:11:03 pm
Fifty Shades of Brown?
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: vzzbux on 23 December, 2013, 11:53:34 pm
Sorry just ornate perfume bottles I am afraid and Star Wars hard backs behind the candle. Good spot on the unusual sex encyclopedia. A silly gift to the missus from her parents and yes there is some god awful stuff in there.
I do apologise for the Twilight shite and there is alot of wishy washy nonsense hidden in there.
No one spotted the Action Man Books? (Not the toy encyclopedia).





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Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Mabs on 07 January, 2014, 12:43:55 pm
I've run out of shelf space and have now resorted to stacking my graphic novels on top of my wardrobe! I know it's a sorry sight and these books deserve better....

(http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m560/Nexus-wookie/Books.jpg)

I think a trip to IKEA is in order!  :D

Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Tombo on 07 January, 2014, 01:19:52 pm
At the moment most of my non-2000AD trades are scattered across several bookcases but the other day I had a bit of a tidy up and decided to see what they'd look like in one place.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Trout on 07 January, 2014, 01:53:21 pm
Oh, nice work, Tombo.

Mabs, you disappoint us. Fix it, man!  :)
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Proudhuff on 07 January, 2014, 01:56:47 pm

Mabs, you disappoint us. Fix it, man!  :)

yeah get across to Colin's mancave thread and see how it's done  :thumbsup:

I've just repainted Huff Mansion's Westwing Library and reshelved, will try and pop up a piccy

Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Colin YNWA on 07 January, 2014, 02:06:15 pm
Those shelves of matching US size trades are rather lovely Tombo. I sometimes wish that the comics world could agree one uniform size for everything it would make shelving so much easier, a lot less fun but easier and the end product of the only change being the spines as you move from series to series is very nice.

Proudhuff get that camera working.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Mabs on 07 January, 2014, 02:52:35 pm

Mabs, you disappoint us. Fix it, man!  :)

yeah get across to Colin's mancave thread and see how it's done  :thumbsup:

I've just repainted Huff Mansion's Westwing Library and reshelved, will try and pop up a piccy

I already had a sneak at Colin's mancave, and I'm as envious as hell man! :D

And Tombo, you have all the B.P.R.D hardbacks?! Wow. I need to finish off my collection.... :-\
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Tombo on 07 January, 2014, 03:05:09 pm
Those shelves of matching US size trades are rather lovely Tombo. I sometimes wish that the comics world could agree one uniform size for everything it would make shelving so much easier, a lot less fun but easier and the end product of the only change being the spines as you move from series to series is very nice.

If only they would, it would be a wonderful place if that would happen.

@Mabs - The B.P.R.D. hardbacks were on offer on Amazon back in 2012, I think I paid about £45 for the first three (plus next day delivery) mostly because I couldn't find a copy of the third regular volume for love or money (or at least less than £20) anywhere and I'd read that the older sized books were been phased out of print.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: James Stacey on 07 January, 2014, 03:24:03 pm
I sometimes wish that the comics world could agree one uniform size for everything it would make shelving so much easier, a lot less fun but easier and the end product of the only change being the spines as you move from series to series is very nice.
I sometimes wish that the comics world could agree one uniform spine style or even just one spine style per series.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Proudhuff on 08 January, 2014, 12:40:00 pm
Those shelves of matching US size trades are rather lovely Tombo. I sometimes wish that the comics world could agree one uniform size for everything it would make shelving so much easier, a lot less fun but easier and the end product of the only change being the spines as you move from series to series is very nice.

Proudhuff get that camera working.

spookily enough, I just purged my 2k and Dredd annuals from the shelf, relegated to below stairs cupboards!
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Hawkmumbler on 08 January, 2014, 01:37:22 pm
Those shelves of matching US size trades are rather lovely Tombo. I sometimes wish that the comics world could agree one uniform size for everything it would make shelving so much easier, a lot less fun but easier and the end product of the only change being the spines as you move from series to series is very nice.

Proudhuff get that camera working.
You think western comics are bad, manga publishers are constantly out doing one another to see who can produce the smallest TPB. My collection looks like a sea of pointed edges and cliff like drops. It's frustrating.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Proudhuff on 28 January, 2014, 01:57:37 pm

Jings, reshelving finished now where's that piccie?
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: 8-Ball on 06 April, 2014, 02:28:55 pm
I have never attached images before so this is a wee test.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: 8-Ball on 06 April, 2014, 02:31:23 pm
This my trade collection. My recent acquisitions: Invasion!, Savage-Taking Liberties, Savage-The Guv'nor and The Complete Ro-Busters are elsewhere at the mo.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Colin YNWA on 06 April, 2014, 05:11:28 pm
As seems fitting for the board I feel its important that someone asks the question that immediately raises from those pictures. Of course they look wonderful all together like that BUT damn-it in what order are they in by series? Its not alphabetical, its not chronological (between series), in series it is, so its...

...intriguing...
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: CrazyFoxMachine on 06 April, 2014, 05:13:18 pm
Is it in spine-width order? If so that is WHACK sir and I request an immediate shuffle to height-then-alphabetical. IT'S DRIVING ME MAD.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Trout on 06 April, 2014, 05:27:04 pm
No, I would support a system that is a combination of aesthetic and chronological considerations. Practical, yet attractive.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: 8-Ball on 06 April, 2014, 05:31:38 pm
The Dredd/Dreddworld trades are roughly in order of (content) publication. If something contains material that is duplicated elsewhere then it is pushed up until I get to a point where I seem to have double-dipped to death i.e. Judge Death/Dark Judge stories. It all makes sense (to me) but I can see how it might baffle others. ;)
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Colin YNWA on 06 April, 2014, 09:02:02 pm
Oh no no no, this is far to interesting to get off with just that.

Now don't worry we're a reasonable bunch here (ahem) and will defend your right to have you're lovely shiny books in whatever order you choose BUT

YOU. OWE. US. AN. EXPLANATION!*

So come on Nemesis - Strontium Dog - Rogue Trooper - Dredd??? I'm as curious as an orange.

*See I used captials AND full stops so it must be really important.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: CrazyFoxMachine on 06 April, 2014, 09:50:34 pm
It all makes sense (to me) but I can see how it might baffle others. ;)

That's all I need by way of explanation ;)

I have so so many systems and weird listy ordery type things that have their own internal logic that seems to make perfect sense at the time but fall apart completely when I choose to show them to other people. HEAVEN FORFEND.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: 8-Ball on 06 April, 2014, 10:15:18 pm
Oh no no no, this is far to interesting to get off with just that.

Now don't worry we're a reasonable bunch here (ahem) and will defend your right to have you're lovely shiny books in whatever order you choose BUT

YOU. OWE. US. AN. EXPLANATION!*

So come on Nemesis - Strontium Dog - Rogue Trooper - Dredd??? I'm as curious as an orange.

*See I used captials AND full stops so it must be really important.

There is no secret meaning, it is simply a matter of space. :) Nemesis is finished so I won't be adding to them, therefore they go to the front. I bought the Strontium Dog and Rogue Trooper trades as complete collections (Stront first and Rogue second) so they go on the shelf in that order. There are more Stront and Rogue trades to come in the near future so some of the Case Files and Chopper will have to move to the other shelf. What you probably can't see (since I cropped the picture) is that there is a big bit of space after Trifecta. I have a bunch of DVDs there stopping everything from toppling over. As I add to my collection I will start to take way the DVDs until the whole shelf is nothing but thrill-powered goodies. :D
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Trout on 07 April, 2014, 01:18:52 am
We defend your right to choose your own path.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Colin YNWA on 07 April, 2014, 06:01:05 am
Arh a chronological purchase system. Its bold and personalised for which you have my undying admiration.

I shudder for the browsers of your shelves and conundrum you present them but salute your maverick stance and what the heck it looks great.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: I, Cosh on 07 April, 2014, 11:28:55 am
Arh a chronological purchase system. Its bold and personalised for which you have my undying admiration.
A friend files his music collection, which consists of several thousand items, by order of purchase. It is bewildering and, of course, even when you stumble across something you want to hear, you have absolutely no idea where to put it back.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: James Stacey on 07 April, 2014, 11:45:01 am
I've posted it before and I'll post it again  :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQvOnDlql5g
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Colin YNWA on 07 April, 2014, 11:51:35 am
Arh a chronological purchase system. Its bold and personalised for which you have my undying admiration.
A friend files his music collection, which consists of several thousand items, by order of purchase. It is bewildering and, of course, even when you stumble across something you want to hear, you have absolutely no idea where to put it back.

Which surely can led to hours of fun. Find some records you know have significance to say relationships etc etc and start swapping them around without him knowing. You know just to play with his head. 
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Proudhuff on 10 April, 2014, 11:45:22 am
Size, colour then subject its the only way! puts empty glass unside down on the bar in an Aussie manner.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: TordelBack on 10 April, 2014, 12:04:13 pm
We defend your right to choose your own path.

Speak for yourself.  I think permitting or even condoning this practice undermines the value of conventional filing, and could lead to the moral disintegration of nerd society.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Proudhuff on 10 April, 2014, 04:53:55 pm
yeah! Troutie is yet to post pics of his basement  :o
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: CrazyFoxMachine on 10 April, 2014, 05:04:46 pm
SIZE THEN ALPHABET. COLOUR HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH IT.

(http://mentalfloss.com/sites/default/files/1211344623396_0.jpg)

LORD PALMERSTON.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: 8-Ball on 10 April, 2014, 05:06:22 pm
We defend your right to choose your own path.

Speak for yourself.  I think permitting or even condoning this practice undermines the value of conventional filing, and could lead to the moral disintegration of nerd society.

I've always been unconventional. Poor lone-wolf me. How I've arranged my CD and DVD collection would turn your shit white. :lol:
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: TordelBack on 10 April, 2014, 05:21:35 pm
We defend your right to choose your own path.

Speak for yourself.  I think permitting or even condoning this practice undermines the value of conventional filing, and could lead to the moral disintegration of nerd society.

I've always been unconventional. Poor lone-wolf me. How I've arranged my CD and DVD collection would turn your shit white. :lol:

It's not what people do in the privacy of their own homes that I object to, although obviously it's the product of a failed upbringing, possibly one where the father wasn't on the scene and the mother lacked the moral supports required to maintain discipline, it's when they feel the need to parade their deviance in front of ordinary people and expect us to applaud them for what is basically an aberration.

The worst of it is that they can go into a shop and buy comics as if they were going to be able to give them a normal spine-friendly home.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: 8-Ball on 10 April, 2014, 05:43:39 pm
We defend your right to choose your own path.

Speak for yourself.  I think permitting or even condoning this practice undermines the value of conventional filing, and could lead to the moral disintegration of nerd society.

I've always been unconventional. Poor lone-wolf me. How I've arranged my CD and DVD collection would turn your shit white. :lol:

It's not what people do in the privacy of their own homes that I object to, although obviously it's the product of a failed upbringing, possibly one where the father wasn't on the scene and the mother lacked the moral supports required to maintain discipline, it's when they feel the need to parade their deviance in front of ordinary people and expect us to applaud them for what is basically an aberration.

The worst of it is that they can go into a shop and buy comics as if they were going to be able to give them a normal spine-friendly home.

TordelBack, I have had a really bad day (personal, family crap) and your comment actually made me guffaw. Cheers. :lol:
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Trout on 11 April, 2014, 01:06:06 am
Sadly, my basement has not changed. Getting to grips with the Canadian tax system has meant we have taken care not to commit to spending on home improvements, including shelving. It will happen, but not for a little while.

When it does, I plan to invent a suitably weird and complex system of arranging my collection. You buggers deserve to have your minds melted!
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Frank on 11 April, 2014, 07:01:24 am
the Canadian tax system has meant we have taken care not to commit to spending on home improvements, including shelving

If you're worried that the sight of a basement lined with comics and collectable figurines might make your home more attractive to prospective buyers and increase the resale value of your property, I can set your mind at ease.

Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Proudhuff on 11 April, 2014, 03:59:35 pm
Sadly, my basement has not changed. Getting to grips with the Canadian tax system has meant we have taken care not to commit to spending on home improvements, including shelving. It will happen, but not for a little while.

When it does, I plan to invent a suitably weird and complex system of arranging my collection. You buggers deserve to have your minds melted!

You MUST have put your boxes in some sort of order dammit!
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Andrew_J on 11 April, 2014, 05:36:34 pm
You MUST have put your boxes in some sort of order dammit!

We seriously need to get to the bottom of this "how you organise your TPBs" issue, so I've set up a survey which I'd appreciate if you'd all complete. I'll present the findings at the next AGM.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LY2RFVV (https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LY2RFVV)
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Fungus on 11 April, 2014, 08:33:25 pm
I may put my place on the market but place all books spine-inwards for viewings just to see the reactions.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Trout on 12 April, 2014, 01:59:52 am
Sadly, my basement has not changed. Getting to grips with the Canadian tax system has meant we have taken care not to commit to spending on home improvements, including shelving. It will happen, but not for a little while.

When it does, I plan to invent a suitably weird and complex system of arranging my collection. You buggers deserve to have your minds melted!

You MUST have put your boxes in some sort of order dammit!

Nope. All still in boxes.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: 8-Ball on 12 April, 2014, 04:43:11 pm
You MUST have put your boxes in some sort of order dammit!

We seriously need to get to the bottom of this "how you organise your TPBs" issue, so I've set up a survey which I'd appreciate if you'd all complete. I'll present the findings at the next AGM.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LY2RFVV (https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LY2RFVV)

I have completed your survey. When all is said and done I think that we can all agree that my way is the best way. :P
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Trout on 12 April, 2014, 04:46:19 pm
I also completed the survey. I am disappointed that it lacked the option "Byzantine combination of factors that it would take too long to explain".
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Colin YNWA on 12 April, 2014, 05:17:13 pm
Hmmm an online survey about shelving comics... hog heaven...
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: 8-Ball on 12 April, 2014, 05:57:27 pm
I also completed the survey. I am disappointed that it lacked the option "Byzantine combination of factors that it would take too long to explain".

That would have been my first choice too. :'(
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Andrew_J on 14 April, 2014, 09:39:31 am
Many thanks to everyone who took time to complete the "How I Organise My Trade Paperbacks" survey. We had ten respondents which, to be honest, was ten times more than I expected. I have carried out a detailed analysis of the data and present below my findings.

As this graph obviously demonstrates the preferred method of organisation is firstly by "character" followed closely by the "writer/artist" combo and (my own preference) "height". I won't go into the rest of the detail as I am sure its all very clear in the graphic below.

I trust this matter is now settled and there is no need for further discussion.

(http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s450/afjudge/TPB_zps31c5f0ca.jpg)
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: TordelBack on 14 April, 2014, 09:44:58 am
The bodhran-sound sound you hear is a vein in The Cosh's forehead throbbing fit to burst.  Audible all the way from Basel.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Andrew_J on 14 April, 2014, 09:49:39 am
The bodhran-sound sound you hear is a vein in The Cosh's forehead throbbing fit to burst.  Audible all the way from Basel.

I specifically picked the bodhran shaped graph for that reason.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Proudhuff on 14 April, 2014, 01:09:46 pm
d'oh! just completed this after the closing date, No doubt my finding would have changed SFA
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Dandontdare on 14 April, 2014, 04:52:00 pm
I thought graphs were meant to make statistics clearer? I can't made head nor tail of that spiderweb thingy.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Andrew_J on 14 April, 2014, 06:03:18 pm
I thought graphs were meant to make statistics clearer? I can't made head nor tail of that spiderweb thingy.

I thought it was pretty clear. If you look at the eight models, first you may notice some similarities. All are modeling Y, an outcome. They have a “fixed” portion with some parameters to estimate – this portion estimates the mean values of Y at the different values of X. All quotas have a residual, which is the random part of the model–the variation in Y that is not affected by the Xs. Since the Xs are categorical, they have only a few values, to indicate which category a case is in. Those subscripts? They’re really just indicating the values of X.

Hope that makes sense.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Dandontdare on 14 April, 2014, 06:15:52 pm
errrrm....
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: 8-Ball on 14 April, 2014, 08:44:23 pm
Funnily enough that graph makes sense to me.  :lol:
At some point in the next few days I'm going to reshuffle my shelves into a more "pleasing" order and take a few photos. Watch this space.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: James Stacey on 15 April, 2014, 01:15:45 pm
OK here are some exciting photos of my collection in its current form. It's in the back row of boxes (along with the CDs)
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: James Stacey on 15 April, 2014, 01:16:42 pm
I hope I don't need them any time soon (in the next 3 months) as the storage is currently like this. Hopefully then, project ManCave can commence.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Colin YNWA on 15 April, 2014, 01:22:29 pm
How this is what we want to see. There's a lot of potential projects out there at the moment. I can't wait to see one of them kick into gear. Come one James don't be a tease let get that project started!
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: James Stacey on 15 April, 2014, 01:46:33 pm
As soon as I get my hands on the house I will  :lol:. It's got students in it till June though so we need to wait till then, then we need to de-studentify it before I'll allow the precious collection in.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: 8-Ball on 15 April, 2014, 07:30:28 pm
As promised here is my reshuffled shelves. Looking at them this way makes me cry. :'(
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Trout on 16 April, 2014, 02:05:45 am
Alphabetical? Well... If that is your choice. I suppose. Yes. Hmmm.

Disappointingly simple.  ;)
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Colin YNWA on 16 April, 2014, 06:14:09 am
As promised here is my reshuffled shelves. Looking at them this way makes me cry. :'(

But don't you see there is joy in those tears. If you don't like it, look at it and do something different. Oh the joy of re-organisation.

I have to say there is something very firm and pert about that collection of trades. Makes my full and heavy collection seem a little saggy. Lovely.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: 8-Ball on 16 April, 2014, 12:51:38 pm
As promised here is my reshuffled shelves. Looking at them this way makes me cry. :'(

But don't you see there is joy in those tears. If you don't like it, look at it and do something different. Oh the joy of re-organisation.

I have to say there is something very firm and pert about that collection of trades. Makes my full and heavy collection seem a little saggy. Lovely.

'Tis temporary and only really done for the sake of the photos. I have one more volume of the Volgan Wars to come so I will have to rearrange everything to make space. I just wanted to see what it would look like. :lol:
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Fungus on 16 April, 2014, 09:25:33 pm
The challenge here could be to prove that they are not alphabetical by design, providing reasons, but coincidentally happen to end up also being alphabetical.....? I didn't say there was a point.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: 8-Ball on 16 April, 2014, 09:58:02 pm
When I look at how I have rearranged them my first thought is not collection of 2000 AD trade paperbacks and more soulless Forbidden Planet shop display. Never mind that the Judge Dredd collections (non Case Files) were a bugger because 1)they jump about so much and 2) some are themed collections spread over many years of Prog-age and Meg-age, like the artists collections and the North American releases. In my old arrangement there was a specific reason for the placing of each trade. Now, not so much. :(
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Dandontdare on 20 April, 2015, 12:03:04 am
After an exhausting weekend moving books and furniture that haven't been moved for over a decade (atchoo!) and then  wrestling with the most fiendish challenges that Ikea could throw at me (twice-curséd be the House of Kallax), my Wall of Geekery is complete!

I haven't finished stacking the shelves yet, but 'before', 'during' and 'after' pics will follow shortly...

 :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: SmallBlueThing on 20 April, 2015, 09:02:02 am
On a bit of a whim,  I decided to spend some time this weekend idly fantasising about how best to rearrange the trade collections I currently store in our lounge and dining room. Briefly pondering the purchase of new shelving, I decided to count how many I currently have down here,  and not including actual comics or trades stored upstairs.

700 and change. 

Fuck,  as my nan used to say,  me. 

400 in the dining room,  300 in the lounge. 

When is enough enough?  :-\

SBT
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 20 April, 2015, 09:18:32 am
You have more rooms, so keep going :D
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Hawkmumbler on 20 April, 2015, 11:11:48 am
Is it wrong when I get all giddy over being able to look at other peoples comic caves? :lol:
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Colin YNWA on 20 April, 2015, 12:47:31 pm
Yeah very excited when we get to peek at this kinda stuff. Come DDD stop teasing and get to the good stuff.

SBT to stop would suggest that there aren't more great comics out there - THERE'S ALWAYS MORE GREAT COMICS. I say buy, buy buy!
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Fungus on 20 April, 2015, 01:42:05 pm
Yeah - definitely looking forward to Dan's ... 'Dan Cave' ?
And hit any toys behind some hardbacks, will you  :)
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Dandontdare on 20 April, 2015, 09:59:15 pm
Okay, a little history lesson to start with....

When I last decorated my bedroom (over a decade ago) I managed with a couple of flatpack bookcases on their side with my GNs along the top. The bottom section, with an Indian cloth covering, contained all my Star Trek paperbacks and the last few years of progs (the majority of my stash was still in my mum's loft). Here's a pic from 2005:
(http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd359/anaconda888/Panorama%20room%20002_zpspee1tym5.jpg)

However over the last 10 years of steady employment, I've bought a shitload more books, repatriated all my old books and comics from my mum's and accrued a decade's worth of fresh thrillpower - which has led me to this sorry state:
(http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd359/anaconda888/IMG_0136_zpsfjap18rq.jpg) (http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd359/anaconda888/IMG_0135_zpswvieghmu.jpg)
There were books on the lower levels of those stacks that I've been unable to read for years because I couldn't be arsed moving all the piles on top.

After months of dithering, I entered Flat Pack Hell:

(http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd359/anaconda888/IMG_0140_zpsgudbgpe0.jpg)

(http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd359/anaconda888/IMG_0139_zpsb8epngyo.jpg)

Rather worryingly, when I came to get rid of the unused bits'n'bobs and packaging I came across one of the major screws: (http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd359/anaconda888/IMG_0159_zpsn1x2lnfa.jpg)
Well,fuck it I'm not moving the bastards now.

After wrestling the bastards into place on my own, the restacking could begin, and now I have this:
(http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd359/anaconda888/IMG_0164_zpseg6q3sgm.jpg)

If you want details, well along the top are my collection of Star Trek books (plus a few other geeky paperbacks), and my DVDs, including my classic Dr Who collection, and various statues masks and souvenirs (the Enterprise took a tumble during relocation and needs a dab of superglue):
(http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd359/anaconda888/IMG_0160_zpsc5gsjsvw.jpg) (http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd359/anaconda888/IMG_0161_zpsgzxoucyr.jpg)

Shelves from top, L-R:
1. Vertigo
(http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd359/anaconda888/1_zpssn2rsvlj.jpg)

2. Various indy stuff:
(http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd359/anaconda888/2_zpshtvjz6jh.jpg)

3. Dredd and various 2000ad stuff:
(http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd359/anaconda888/3_zpstksqa5yd.jpg)

4. Rebellion collections and annuals:
(http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd359/anaconda888/4_zps7cnjr1x4.jpg)

5. DC
(http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd359/anaconda888/5_zpscy9ffx9k.jpg)

6. Alan Moore, J. Michael Straczynski, Warren Ellis and others on the left, funny stuff (inc. Hate, Peep Show, Calvin & Hobbes etc):
(http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd359/anaconda888/6_zpsef6tgizs.jpg)

7. Marvel (not sorted in order yet - still deciding how to arrange these)
(http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd359/anaconda888/7_zpsoa1kgzgi.jpg) (http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd359/anaconda888/IMG_0168_zpsgnb9t4wd.jpg)

8. Ultimate Marvel:
(http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd359/anaconda888/8_zpsqpqsvsaz.jpg)

9. 2000ad/Dredd specials, poster progs, DiceMan, Futurequake/Something Wicked and all kinds of Brit-comic miscellany on the left; Meg floppies and other bits on the right:
(http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd359/anaconda888/9_zpsvl1uj96a.jpg)

10. Judge Dredd Megazines (with an extra shelf to expand into):
(http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd359/anaconda888/10_zpstbwc5lta.jpg)

11. Bizarre mags and Viz comics.
(http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd359/anaconda888/11_zpswk7amem8.jpg)

The metal shelves now contain all my progs, loose Marvel comics and other US-format singles; as well as my collection of Zarjaz's - not finished yet, I'm going to rehang that red cloth down the front to mask the acres of newsprint and offer some protection from light and dust.
(http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd359/anaconda888/IMG_0167_zpsg5h8ssns.jpg)


And because Man cannot live by geekery alone, I've managed to retain a tiny corner for "proper" books:
(http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd359/anaconda888/IMG_0166_zpsop34jg72.jpg)

It's nice to open one's eyes in the morning and gaze at the one you love, and now the first sight that greets me is my Wall of Geekery! Now's the time for endless fine-tuning - I can't leave it alone!

I thank you for your indulgence, hope I haven't bored you with all these pics!


Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: maryanddavid on 20 April, 2015, 10:18:02 pm
Looks great Dan! Lot of work gone into that.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Dark Jimbo on 20 April, 2015, 10:26:41 pm
That is a fucking sexy post, DDD.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Colin YNWA on 21 April, 2015, 06:19:53 am
That is just fantastic stuff. So how long did all that take you?

Keep us informed of all the tweeking and re-rordering. Its all well and good showing us the good stuff but it the detail of what goes next to which were the real fun starts!
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Dandontdare on 21 April, 2015, 07:59:57 am
Unloading everything and stacking it al in the living room was spread over a couple of evenings, the flatpacks took about 2-3 hours each (I did one on Saturday and one on Sunday) and then Sunday and Monday evening were spent shelf-stacking.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Greg M. on 21 April, 2015, 03:09:10 pm
9. 2000ad/Dredd specials, poster progs, DiceMan, Futurequake/Something Wicked and all kinds of Brit-comic miscellany on the left; Meg floppies and other bits on the right:
(http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd359/anaconda888/9_zpsvl1uj96a.jpg)

I spy Lone Sloane: Delirius and Yragael / Urm over on the right. Can't beat a bit of Druillet.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Dandontdare on 21 April, 2015, 03:13:51 pm
Wow, keen eyesight! I have no idea how I came to own those, but they've been on my shelves for years. Rather tatty - I suspect I may have rescued them from someone who was throwing them out or donating a pile of stuff to the Oxfam shop!
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Trout on 09 April, 2018, 04:58:38 am
It has begun.

Pics to follow.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Colin YNWA on 09 April, 2018, 07:20:27 am
It has begun.

Pics to follow.

Oh now I'm excited, whip um out for us all to admire.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Bolt-01 on 09 April, 2018, 01:17:44 pm
Oh, Colin- never forget the Trout is Evil.

You may be waiting a while for his fishy majesty to cease toying with you.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Proudhuff on 09 April, 2018, 02:48:00 pm
Yes Troutpout. Is the master of the anti climax... so his wife says :-X
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Colin YNWA on 09 April, 2018, 02:50:45 pm
Oh but I've seen Facebook and I think he will be showing us his goodies. Sweet, sweet goodies.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Trout on 10 April, 2018, 02:42:41 am
Oh, Colin- never forget the Trout is Evil.

You may be waiting a while for his fishy majesty to cease toying with you.

Honestly, it is happening! It's a slow process, though. Two full evenings of work and I still have 15 unopened Pickfords boxes. Then I'll need to work out a filing system, buy proper comics boxes and hang all the art on the walls. Most of it isn't even framed yet.

Fun, though. Bolt, I even found a copy of Whistler...
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Bolt-01 on 10 April, 2018, 11:14:22 am
Yaay! I really must think about some more stories for that chap.

Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Trout on 12 April, 2018, 03:20:32 am
So, now that Photobucket has been replaced by an antimatter twin, what's the best way to get a bunch of images up here?
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Krakajac on 12 April, 2018, 03:28:06 am
Imgur is what I use.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Fungus on 12 April, 2018, 07:48:40 am
Yup, a good alternative.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Jim_Campbell on 12 April, 2018, 09:44:49 am
Yeah, Imgur is fine if you're just looking for somewhere free that will let you upload images and then link to them.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Trout on 13 April, 2018, 03:25:15 am
Thanks. Having a crazy week but I'm going to build a little story with images when I get time. Probably the weekend.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Proudhuff on 16 April, 2018, 10:53:04 am
Text and images together to tell a story? that's never going to work!
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Proudhuff on 25 April, 2018, 04:48:11 pm
still waiting.... :-X
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: TordelBack on 25 April, 2018, 05:01:11 pm
That man knows how to baffle a vegetable.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Proudhuff on 08 May, 2018, 06:55:29 pm
eh? how do you do that then?









 ;)
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Trout on 09 May, 2018, 03:04:09 am
Sorry, struggling with the images thing. I'll get to it. I keep wandering off to read comics...
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Proudhuff on 29 May, 2018, 06:40:20 pm
still struggling?
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: sheridan on 29 May, 2018, 10:32:05 pm
You MUST have put your boxes in some sort of order dammit!

We seriously need to get to the bottom of this "how you organise your TPBs" issue, so I've set up a survey which I'd appreciate if you'd all complete. I'll present the findings at the next AGM.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LY2RFVV (https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LY2RFVV)


Survey still open!
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Link Prime on 12 June, 2018, 01:58:58 pm
The comic collection relocation has finally begun.
A lotta Progs on the way to fill in those gaps...

Didn't expect it to be such a minefield- already second guessing every single decision to the arrangement!
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: IndigoPrime on 12 June, 2018, 02:12:29 pm
You missed a bit (on the left, for more shelves).
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Link Prime on 12 June, 2018, 02:15:35 pm
That's for the video game consoles & monitor, IP- I've been forced to contain all items that have not been approved by Headquarters to one room.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Colin YNWA on 12 June, 2018, 05:57:05 pm
Are they bespoke shelves - they are lovely.

I'm looking forward to this...
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: moly on 12 June, 2018, 07:25:38 pm
Link prime, they are nice shells, looking forward to seeing progress photos
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: IndigoPrime on 13 June, 2018, 09:50:47 am
That's for the video game consoles & monitor, IP- I've been forced to contain all items that have not been approved by Headquarters to one room.
I'm a bit jealous of those shelves. We have four Billy bookcases in our TV room, but they're a bit shit, and very much not ideal for trades. (A lot of my paperbacks are 'warped' because the shelves are too wide.)
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: sheridan on 13 June, 2018, 12:58:57 pm
The comic collection relocation has finally begun.
A lotta Progs on the way to fill in those gaps...

Didn't expect it to be such a minefield- already second guessing every single decision to the arrangement!

What happens with the bit in the corner where the two racks of shelves meet?
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: CalHab on 13 June, 2018, 01:02:28 pm
That's for the video game consoles & monitor, IP- I've been forced to contain all items that have not been approved by Headquarters to one room.

Very nice. I take it that the cut-out at the back of the shelves is to run cables?
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: sheridan on 13 June, 2018, 01:02:34 pm
That's for the video game consoles & monitor, IP- I've been forced to contain all items that have not been approved by Headquarters to one room.
I'm a bit jealous of those shelves. We have four Billy bookcases in our TV room, but they're a bit shit, and very much not ideal for trades. (A lot of my paperbacks are 'warped' because the shelves are too wide.)

What's bad about Billy?  Asking as somebody about to move and (when time and finances allow) stock up on shelving...
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Dandontdare on 13 June, 2018, 02:49:16 pm
Ikea's KALLAX units are pretty good - they come in various configurations, I've got two 4x4 units - they're a bit deep for GNs, but they allow you to use the space in front of the books for displaying tat ... or just gathering dust.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: sheridan on 13 June, 2018, 02:53:33 pm
Ikea's KALLAX units are pretty good - they come in various configurations, I've got two 4x4 units - they're a bit deep for GNs, but they allow you to use the space in front of the books for displaying tat ... or just gathering dust.

I've got a paper tape measure with measurements scrawled on it from a visit a few weeks ago, but would Kallax be deep enough to 'double-row' the comics?  Classic 2000AD size, modern, or american comic size?
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: IndigoPrime on 13 June, 2018, 04:03:50 pm
What's bad about Billy?
The actual units aren't bad, and they're very affordable. However, the backs are flimsy and so if you do buy some, get a ton of extra pins and nail the back into the shelves. If you don't, the back will bow when you push your books into it, and eventually come unstuck (as all ours have after years of abuse).

But in general, there's an issue of the shelves simply being quite wide. This means paperbacks have more support at the front (due to the wider spine) than the back and become prone to warping as they lean left or right. They can be flattened out again, and this of course isn't an issue with thicker tomes and hardbacks (or if you have a lot of hardbacks in the mix). Ideally, though, I'd prefer narrower shelves, more hardbacks in the mix and/or more dividers.

Note our Billy cases are the older model, though, and so the new ones might be a bit different. (I know they're not as deep now, for example.)
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Link Prime on 13 June, 2018, 04:41:25 pm
Are they bespoke shelves - they are lovely.

Yeah, got the builder to install them for me towards the end.
Very sturdy and very lovely. Bit of a step up from the IKEA plastic storage boxes I was using, never mind their shelves.

We got to that bit in a typical 'Building the Dream' episode where cash / overspend just became an insanity inducing joke, so I just thought- why not?

What happens with the bit in the corner where the two racks of shelves meet?

That's where I've sealed off my screams.

I take it that the cut-out at the back of the shelves is to run cables?

Bingo.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Dandontdare on 13 June, 2018, 07:20:25 pm
Ikea's KALLAX units are pretty good - they come in various configurations, I've got two 4x4 units - they're a bit deep for GNs, but they allow you to use the space in front of the books for displaying tat ... or just gathering dust.

I've got a paper tape measure with measurements scrawled on it from a visit a few weeks ago, but would Kallax be deep enough to 'double-row' the comics?  Classic 2000AD size, modern, or american comic size?

each 'space' is a 38.5cm backless cube - narrow enough widthwise to prevent sagging but deep enough for double stacking of GNs or American comics - double-progs may just tip over that (but you'd never see the back row!).

They come with brackets to attach to the wall but if you've got skirting boards there'll be a gap - I didn't bother with the brackets but wedged them up slightly at the front - all the weight is on the back half anyway, so I've no worries about being crushed in a thrillalanche. I have a row of plastic mushroom punnets (non recyclable but can't  bring myself chuck them so I've got loads!) behind the books to push them forwards a bit.

I'll post some new pics when I've tidied up a bit - right now they're covered in dust, stuffed with random books on top of each row, and all available space in front is crammed with day-to-day crap ... but here's my post from when I got them and they were all clean and tidy.https://forums.2000ad.com/index.php?topic=33880.msg875148#msg875148 (https://forums.2000ad.com/index.php?topic=33880.msg875148#msg875148). Weirdly, I can still see the photos even though I thought they'd have gone in Ye Greate Photobuckett Purge. Have broken links been restored? Can everyone else see them?
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Dark Jimbo on 13 June, 2018, 07:32:55 pm
Weirdly, I can still see the photos even though I thought they'd have gone in Ye Greate Photobuckett Purge. Have broken links been restored? Can everyone else see them?

Yep, visible for me. Think there's been a change of management recently and they've quietly rolled back most of the recent changes.
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Dandontdare on 13 June, 2018, 07:40:43 pm
Great news - decades of lovingly curated visual bullshit and ephemera disappeared overnight, and Imgur takes forever to upload. I'm going to check some of those art comp threads that got ravaged!
Title: Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
Post by: Krakajac on 14 June, 2018, 06:03:38 am
I've posted images of my 2000AD collection before - and I'm another big fan of the KALLAX range - especially with regard to storing comics.  I've had BILLY bookshelves in the past - but they struggle with heavy items.  They're great for lighter items - such as displaying toys/collectibles.

I've got two 4 x 4 KALLAX cubes - so 32 shelves in total (plus the open bit on the top).  Luckily, I was only left with 5cm either side of the shelves, which I plugged with a few layers of foam.

The KALLAX range also come in 2 x 2, 1 x 4 and 2 x 4 configurations (last time I looked).  Plus extra shelves, doors, etc.

I've had them for 3 years now - and they haven't moved, warped or changed in any way.  I've currently got 150 progs on each shelf, with plenty of room for the future.  Can't recommend them enough.

FYI, my progs are positioned flush with the back edge of each shelf...

(https://i.imgur.com/tYUqDXVl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/LtTDdPhl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/P12DM64l.jpg)