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About Shelfdust

Comics should last longer. If you're like me, once you've finished reading your comics you put them away and then, every few months, sadly look at them sat on your bookshelf... ignored and slowly gathering dust. 

Shelfdust is a website designed to try and give a second look to the comics you have on your shelf. The goal is to write anything *but* a comics review, and offer a reason for people to pick up and re-read the comics they love! And the ones they tolerate. And the ones they hate. All the comics. On the site right now you can find critical essays, silly recaps and commentaries, esoteric annotations, and loads more writing about individual comics issues.

I'd like to expand the site further, though. At the moment it's mainly me writing things (like annotations for Giant Days, essays on House of X/Powers of X, and features on Amazing Spider-Man back-issues), with the occasional guest writer sprinkling their magic on the site - like Graeme McMillan, Claire Napier, Charlotte Finn, Tiffany Babb, Rob Clough, Kelly Kanayama and Al Kennedy! I'm not willing to ask people to write for free, though, and I don't have the money myself to keep paying people for each new piece we feature on the site.

That's where Patreon will hopefully come in! For every $15 raised through Patreon, I'll be able to commission a piece about a comic - be it a personal reevaluation of a comic that meant something to the writer, or a weird and wild retelling of a forgotten story from the past. It's not all about the new: there's gold in those old trade paperbacks. Strange, strange silver age gold.

I have so much more I want to do with Shelfdust, and the more we can raise through Patreon, the more regular features the site can host:

Women Watch the Watchmen!
Black Comics History!
The Annotated Giant Days!
All-Star Dazzler!
Comics Roulette!
The Great Cyclops War!
A long-deserved critical reevaluation of, uh, The Draco!

And some other huge projects which are hopefully coming together over the next few months. If you'd like to contribute to help independent, passionate - and, most importantly, often very silly - comics criticism, then please consider contributing... and thank you for reading! 

Shelfdust banner and avatar designed by the lovely Katherine Holt, who runs the website http://www.giftast.com and is on twitter @misshwrites
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$200 a month? We'll have the resources to bring in someone to be a regular contributor and host a column on the site!
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 204 exclusive posts
14
Audio releases
175
Images
9
Polls
7
Writings

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