Monday, July 02, 2007

Blurry Photos of My Apartment.

My roommates, Armando and John, and I took a trip out to Ikea this Saturday (and by took a trip out to Ikea, I mean made my little sister drive us there), where we purchased some frames and a display case. Now that we have this stuff, we finally feel like our apartment is decorated (Well, there is still a wall that John needs to pick out decoration for, but he has an Elvis poster all picked out). So, I decided to whip out my camera and get some photos taken. I'm not the happiest with the photos, but they'll do for now.


I stole that sign from a door at MSG after the Justin Timberlake concert.

So what awaits you inside?


Come on in!


When you first come in, you see my autographed photo of Mr. T, and my original page from Bryan Lee O'Malley's "Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life".


As you come in, you make a left, and you enter our dining/living room are, with the kitchen to the right, and Armando's room behind the couch.


This is our dining are. On the table is our makeshift centerpiece consisting of coloring books, crayons, a children's book, and and empty wine bottle. Y'know, the normal kindergarten stuff.

The three movie posters were chosen by us individually, with Armando going with "Coming to America", John with "Temple of Doom", and my choice, "Ferris Bueller". The New Frontier poster is a $7 DC Direct poster. In a nice frame, it looks as good as a $200 print.


My DVD collection. My roommates were nice enough to let me keep them out in the living room.


Atop the DVD shelves are vinyl figures of The Kaufman Brothers from "Adaptation," and my favorite kid's book, "There's A Monster At The End Of This Book."

Spoiler: It's Grover.


Next to the DVD case is the entertainment center, with the new display case next to it. On top of the TV is a photo of New York Yankees legend, Don Mattingly.


Underneath the TV are some of my favorite comic book collections, John's novels, Armando's DVDs, a PS2, and XBox, and a karaoke machine.

Yes, we have private karaoke parties. It's just me, Armando, and whoever walks past our apartment.


The new display case is sweet. Everything looks great in the there. I bought a light fixture for it that still needs to be installed. But once I do, it'll just be better.


Above the couch is a print of The Goonies done by animation artist Steve Silver that I got last year at the San Diego Comic-Con. On the couch are stuffed animal versions of Transformers.


Yes, stuffed animal Transformers.


Our fridge. It's where the food lives.


Across from the fridge, Armando decided to hang up two of his favorite albums.


Lionel Richie's self-titled masterpiece, and the soundtrack to the Menudo movie.

Yes, there was a Menudo movie. I had no idea either.


Down the hall is my room, on the left, and John's room on the right.


On the left hand side of the wall, I put up some of my favorite comic pages. First off is a hi-rez print of "All-Star Superman" #1. Since it's in a place where the door could hit it, I had to put up a page that wasn't framed. The door to the bathroom is next to that.


Inside the bathroom, John hung up his originally Loki sketch by Paolo Rivera.

Loki judges you while you pee.


On the other side of the bathroom door is my new "Bill & Ted" page by Evan Dorkin. Next to that is the circuit breakers, which I've decorated with new books I picked up from Todd Webb at MoCCA last week. They're little match book style books that have magnets on the back. They are filled with excerpts from his cartoon journal. Really awesome little books.


There's a page from the graphic novel adaptations of "The Baby-Sitter's Club" from my friend Raina Telgemeier. She said she thinks I got the best page, and I think I agree.


Next to that is a page I got from "Local" #2 by Ryan Kelly. I saw this page at MoCCA last year and passed. Luckily he still had it this year.


At the end of the hall, on the slice of wall in between my room and John's room is where I hung up my original David Mazzuchelli Batman head sketch. It might just be my favorite piece that I own.

More photos can be found at my Flickr gallery, including photos of my room, which I will write about next time.