I've been jazzing up my apartment's bae walls with artwork the last couple years. Though I like what I've collected, I wanted to add a couple small pieces that felt more like comicbooks: bold colors, panels and gutters, word balloons, story flow, etc. I had a blank space right beside my standing desk that I would be perfect for it, and would make a good "inspirational wall" sort of thing, something to encourage creativity when I'm working.
I once saw a TV show (the name of which I can no longer remember) that used magazine pages in picture frames. I figured I could do the same with my old comicbook collection...
I started with a Walmart run, where I bought some inexpensive 8.5 inch x 11 inch picture frames and some damage-free hanging hooks. The frames use a light plastic instead of a pane of glass, and it keeps them very light. This was good news because that meant I could grab the smaller (cheaper) pack of six hooks; those damn hooks cost me more than all six frames combined!
For comics, I chose three from when I was a kid (stored in a box in a basement, ignored until this project) and three that were published recently (that I own copies of through Comixology). As an interesting note, I had an easier time getting the staples out of the new comics with their heavier glossy paper. The staples in the old comics had a better "grab" on the lighter newsprint, and I had to be extra careful not to tear the pages.
I picked the exact pages I wanted with no real rhyme or reason other than I liked their composition, colors, and dialogue. I purposely avoided full-page splashes, as I wanted sterotypical comic book pages, not pin-ups.
And for those interested, I do still have the remaining pages of some of those comics, if you want them ;) Seriously, any "Hawkeye" page by David Aja is simply glorious to look at.
All the frames came with that advertising label used to demo and sell them (in the pictures above, its that "document" beige thing). Flipping that label over provided a perfect flat white sheet to "float" the comic pages on. I used blue-tac to stick them on, as the frames were not tight enough to keep the comic pages from sliding around. I would have preferred double-sided tape if I had it, but I didn't think to buy any, and I already had blue-tac handy.
Here is the final result, hanging on the wall beside my computer desk. Over all, I really like how it turned out! And it was cheap to manage; all told, each piece cost $5 to $10 depending on whether you went raided the new-releases shelf or the quarter-bin of your local comic-book shop.
Now, I have a great inspiration wall when I'm at my desk. As a bonus, there is just enough room above the set to do another row of three in the future... if I find some more comic pages that "sing" :)