I restored my mom's childhood comic books.


14 Mar 2018 04:57 - +2752
>**NSFW** >my mom's childhood books *concern*
14 Mar 2018 02:16 - +1843
>As you can see I liked giving books my own style when I was 5 years old so I colored them to my liking. What a shitty kid. Shitty? Ease up there. If you weren't the type of kid who altered books, you wouldn't be the type of adult who... alters books.
14 Mar 2018 00:19 - +716
14 Mar 2018 00:26 - +349
That is so cool. Did you use a service to print them on the fabric or do you have a fabric printer at home?
14 Mar 2018 00:18 - +273
Mafalda <3
14 Mar 2018 03:40 - +175
14 Mar 2018 00:11 - +147
Thats so awesome! My mom had some really sentimental books her mom gave her and they are in rough condition. I don't have the patience or skill to do what you did! Your mom is lucky for having a daughter like you!
14 Mar 2018 01:07 - +140
This is incredibly professional, and looks clean and perfect. You did a -fantastic - job, OP! BTW, I'm pretty certain that what you call "capitel" is known as the [headband](https://www.hollanders.com/index.php/bookbinding-supplies/headbands.html) in English. In the future, if you get some fraying and they're a synthetic fabric, wave a lighter over the cut end very briefly to fuse the fibers and that should take care of it. If it's cotton, a tiny dab of glue should do. (Don't think you can do that now, though, might be too late since you have the spines and covers on.) Great work, OP!!!
13 Mar 2018 23:34 - +115
That's very cool! Also very sweet of you as your moms ~~son~~ child.
14 Mar 2018 03:48 - +57
why is this NSFW
14 Mar 2018 00:56 - +44
This is absolutely amazing! And lets please make rat tax a thing. [Here's my share](https://i.imgur.com/VztlWXY.jpg) (He was yawning. Not trying to kill me).
13 Mar 2018 23:46 - +31
That's really cool! Oh and I hope your finger heals up nicely!
14 Mar 2018 02:12 - +23
14 Mar 2018 02:53 - +17
Back when I worked as a librarian, book repair and rebinding were some of my favorite responsibilities. You did a great job! And what a thoughtful gift for your mom...
14 Mar 2018 00:35 - +13
This is incredible. What a wonderful and thoughtful gift. You are such a kind and awesome person for doing this. You can really tell this was a labor of love. So glad your mom liked them.
14 Mar 2018 02:06 - +11
How did you print onto fabric? Was it dye sublimation? We do that at out shop, it's such a cool way of transfering images to fabric since you don't feel the ink on top of the fabric like silk screening.
14 Mar 2018 02:36 - +10
As a mafalda fan... that was amazing in so many levels :)
14 Mar 2018 02:04 - +9
Reddit must be nicer than I thought. I expected every other comment to be about how these have been devalued now lol.
14 Mar 2018 01:13 - +8
Thanks for the tax! Awesome work btw.
14 Mar 2018 00:19 - +7
Lovely! I haven't done any bookbinding since college but it's so much fun. Beautiful work.
14 Mar 2018 02:50 - +6
I bet your mom hates soup.
14 Mar 2018 02:54 - +6
That's pretty cool. My father has the same collection and I remember reading them always as a kid. They are now at the same condition and your mom's books but what I did last christmas was buy the "Toda Mafalda" hardcover book for him, lazy approach. Yours look great and retain the sentiment.
14 Mar 2018 03:22 - +5
Quino is a damn planetary treasure, man. All props to Argentina, for sure, but the dude's work is world class. [SEE ALSO: SODA STEREO]
14 Mar 2018 02:14 - +5
Damn your poor finger lol. Great work on the books, it was worth it!
14 Mar 2018 05:39 - +5
Why is this NSFW?
14 Mar 2018 05:45 - +5
14 Mar 2018 02:46 - +5
I'm so glad she loved them. :) Lovely work! Do you need a US contact to get supplies?
14 Mar 2018 04:42 - +4
This album has two photos for me. Is it just me? :/
14 Mar 2018 02:47 - +4
This is so perfect. All the love and care and time and attention you gave these damaged books clearly shows - well done. :)
14 Mar 2018 02:54 - +4
Looking at 9 why did you take out the red? Also would coffee work to stain/weather pages? Just for curiosity sake. They look great as is!
14 Mar 2018 01:16 - +3
I used to read these as a kid. Until right now I had no idea they were available in English!
14 Mar 2018 03:14 - +3
This was the coolest DIY I have ever seen, OP. Thank you for sharing.
14 Mar 2018 01:26 - +3
You win. I love reddit because of things like this. This shows so much love and gives inspiration and joy. Thank you for sharing!
14 Mar 2018 03:14 - +3
Awesome job, they look great! Hope your finger heals up soon!
14 Mar 2018 02:20 - +3
This is so awesome! Heck, you made ME cry!!!
14 Mar 2018 05:31 - +3
What made this NSFW?
14 Mar 2018 00:42 - +3
Those are amazingly well done. I'm so happy that your mom loved them! Do you have book binding experience?
14 Mar 2018 01:16 - +3
Wow. Seriously what a great job. Congratulations. My love for Mafalda comes from my mom too! A few years ago my sister and I got her a couple of comic books... One day I'll be rich enough to get here the giant whole collection!
14 Mar 2018 01:00 - +3
This is sick :D
14 Mar 2018 03:25 - +2
Great job. Bookbinding/ book restoring is becoming a lost art. Good on you for taking this on.
14 Mar 2018 00:51 - +2
Muy bueno!
14 Mar 2018 02:47 - +2
14 Mar 2018 01:13 - +2
This is amazing! Well done!
14 Mar 2018 05:29 - +2
Why is this NSFW? This is like the most wholesome thing I've seen on the internet.
14 Mar 2018 01:19 - +2
What an amazing and thoughtful gift. Also, I chuckled at pic#34 seeing your hand with the bandaid.
14 Mar 2018 03:02 - +2
Will someone please explain to me the whole Imgur "X tax" thing? Who is getting taxed? The viewers? OP? How did this meme start?
14 Mar 2018 01:29 - +2
Very awesome job! I've done such things in the past and have found that a weak tea will "antique" a page nicely. Coffee is good for darker staining. The problem is page curling as it dries. I place a piece of glass down (dollar tree picture frame), a piece of parchment paper, then the page to antique. Apply tea with cotton ball, layer another piece of parchment paper and another piece of glass. Set the sandwich in the sun for a couple hours to dry. Unfortunately, I do not have awesome photos of the process to show. I would always start with practice paper to make sure you have the right shade for the tea.
14 Mar 2018 05:02 - +2
You did a pretty good job, but you may not have noticed that the last book was actually not a book and was a live rat. Happens all the time.
14 Mar 2018 02:16 - +2
Your mother is so lucky
14 Mar 2018 00:01 - +2
Thats amazing. Very nice of you.
14 Mar 2018 02:22 - +2
Wow! They look amazing. You really took your time to make sure this was done well, and it shows. There's a lot of love in that project.
14 Mar 2018 02:54 - +2
the amount of work that went into this is nothing short of stunning. you're a great daughter and I'm sure your mom is super proud of you. but also jesus christ that fucking nail pic.
14 Mar 2018 02:40 - +2
What a fantastic job. Well done.
14 Mar 2018 03:10 - +2
Nice. There's also /r/Bookbinding. Several tutorials and beginner's guides in their side menu, as well as links to sites that sell binding supplies.
14 Mar 2018 02:43 - +2
Wow, nicely done!!
14 Mar 2018 03:29 - +2
I love the fact that your mom held on to these. You did a great job.
14 Mar 2018 02:45 - +2
Wow, what an amazing effort full of love, patience and skill. Thanks for sharing the process. I know your mom will be very happy with this gift!
14 Mar 2018 05:07 - +2
Great job
14 Mar 2018 02:45 - +2
Amazing! That is truly great work!
13 Mar 2018 23:39 - +2
Those look awesome, great work!

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