Anthony Desiato is creating the My Comic Shop History podcast
38

patrons

$134
per month

SECRET ORIGIN

My name is Anthony Desiato. For the better part of a decade, I have been chronicling the business, culture, and fandom of comic shops through documentaries and podcasts, beginning with the late Alternate Realities in Scarsdale, NY. AR was my place of employment, my clubhouse, and my inspiration.

During law school, I shined a light on Alternate Realities' colorful cast of characters in my debut film, My Comic Shop DocumentARy, which played at film festivals across the country and is currently available on Vimeo (along with its spinoff short, the award-winning By Spoon! The Jay Meisel Story). Presently, I am in post-production on a new feature-length documentary effort, My Comic Shop Country, spotlighting stores across America.

THE PODCAST

When Alternate Realities closed, I launched the My Comic Shop History podcast to eulogize the store from the perspectives of past and present owners, customers, and employees. Each subsequent season of the podcast has tackled a distinct part of the comics industry, including collecting (Season 2), national comics retail (Season 3), and comic conventions (Season 4).

My Comic Shop History is available on Apple Podcasts. It has been featured on NewsaramaThe Comics Beat13th Dimension, and more. I have also hosted live podcast episodes at such comic conventions as C2E2, Zapp! Con, and Undiscovered Realm Comic Con. 

WHY PATREON?

From the start, My Comic Shop History has been an entirely self-funded venture. Initially, this Patreon will cover my production costs, which consist of hosting fees (to store the episodes' digital files online), travel, and equipment. In success, actual podcasting revenue means that I can devote more time to the show and thus generate more content. My goal with Patreon is to take this operation to the next level.

I have spoken of the "Flat Squirrel Podcast Network" before, but through this Patreon, that network has already become a reality and is poised to grow even more. Beyond that, I truly hope to connect with my audience to an even greater extent and make everyone feel like they are a part of something.

If you enjoy listening to My Comic Shop History and want to help the show continue AND receive additional, exclusive My Comic Shop History content, I hope you will consider becoming a patron.

THANK YOU. No flat squirrels here!
Tiers
MY COMIC SHOP BOOK CLUB
$1 or more per month 10 patrons
Join My Comic Shop Book Club, now available EXCLUSIVELY to patrons. Quarterly episodes discussing classic favorites and current hits. PLUS: 
  • Take to the skies with My Super Fan History, an EXCLUSIVE, five-episode event series spotlighting the Man of Steel in comics, movies, animation, television, and merchandise.
  • Receive an EXCLUSIVE, full-length bonus episode of My Comic Shop History each season. The Season 4 bonus is "Con Season with the Publisher" (ft. Archie Comics President Mike Pellerito).
BEYOND MY COMIC SHOP
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
Go further than ever before with Beyond My Comic Shop, a series of four-part miniseries with a deeper focus. The first miniseries, Beyond My Comic Shop: Never Stop Never Popping, features Undiscovered Realm owner Chris Wilcock and premieres EXCLUSIVELY on Patreon in early 2019. Also includes all lower-level rewards.
MY COMIC SHOP HISTORY AFTER SHOW
$3 or more per month 13 patrons
Hear what happens next on the My Comic Shop History After Show! These 15-to-20 minute bonus podcasts will ONLY be available to patrons. New installments every other week during the regular MCSH season. Also includes all lower-level rewards.
FLAT SQUIRREL VIP
$5 or more per month 12 patrons
Receive a shoutout on the podcast, be notified of guest bookings before anyone else, and have the opportunity to submit questions for guests pre-recording. Also includes all lower-level rewards.
SPONSOR/FRIEND OF THE SHOW
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
Promote your comic shop, comic convention, creative project, blog/website, or just about anything else (subject to approval) with a 30-second commercial on My Comic Shop History. Sponsors are entitled to one commercial for every month they pledge. If you're not a sponsor but wish to pledge at this monetary level, you will be considered a Friend of the Show. Also includes all lower-level podcast rewards.
Goals
$100 – reached! per month
If we reach $100 per month by 8/1/18, I will launch MY SUPER FAN HISTORY, a limited series podcast event spotlighting the Man of Steel. This Patreon-exclusive series (available to all patrons who pledge $1 or more) will consist of five episodes released monthly from August through December.
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SECRET ORIGIN

My name is Anthony Desiato. For the better part of a decade, I have been chronicling the business, culture, and fandom of comic shops through documentaries and podcasts, beginning with the late Alternate Realities in Scarsdale, NY. AR was my place of employment, my clubhouse, and my inspiration.

During law school, I shined a light on Alternate Realities' colorful cast of characters in my debut film, My Comic Shop DocumentARy, which played at film festivals across the country and is currently available on Vimeo (along with its spinoff short, the award-winning By Spoon! The Jay Meisel Story). Presently, I am in post-production on a new feature-length documentary effort, My Comic Shop Country, spotlighting stores across America.

THE PODCAST

When Alternate Realities closed, I launched the My Comic Shop History podcast to eulogize the store from the perspectives of past and present owners, customers, and employees. Each subsequent season of the podcast has tackled a distinct part of the comics industry, including collecting (Season 2), national comics retail (Season 3), and comic conventions (Season 4).

My Comic Shop History is available on Apple Podcasts. It has been featured on NewsaramaThe Comics Beat13th Dimension, and more. I have also hosted live podcast episodes at such comic conventions as C2E2, Zapp! Con, and Undiscovered Realm Comic Con. 

WHY PATREON?

From the start, My Comic Shop History has been an entirely self-funded venture. Initially, this Patreon will cover my production costs, which consist of hosting fees (to store the episodes' digital files online), travel, and equipment. In success, actual podcasting revenue means that I can devote more time to the show and thus generate more content. My goal with Patreon is to take this operation to the next level.

I have spoken of the "Flat Squirrel Podcast Network" before, but through this Patreon, that network has already become a reality and is poised to grow even more. Beyond that, I truly hope to connect with my audience to an even greater extent and make everyone feel like they are a part of something.

If you enjoy listening to My Comic Shop History and want to help the show continue AND receive additional, exclusive My Comic Shop History content, I hope you will consider becoming a patron.

THANK YOU. No flat squirrels here!

Recent posts by Anthony Desiato

Tiers
MY COMIC SHOP BOOK CLUB
$1 or more per month 10 patrons
Join My Comic Shop Book Club, now available EXCLUSIVELY to patrons. Quarterly episodes discussing classic favorites and current hits. PLUS: 
  • Take to the skies with My Super Fan History, an EXCLUSIVE, five-episode event series spotlighting the Man of Steel in comics, movies, animation, television, and merchandise.
  • Receive an EXCLUSIVE, full-length bonus episode of My Comic Shop History each season. The Season 4 bonus is "Con Season with the Publisher" (ft. Archie Comics President Mike Pellerito).
BEYOND MY COMIC SHOP
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
Go further than ever before with Beyond My Comic Shop, a series of four-part miniseries with a deeper focus. The first miniseries, Beyond My Comic Shop: Never Stop Never Popping, features Undiscovered Realm owner Chris Wilcock and premieres EXCLUSIVELY on Patreon in early 2019. Also includes all lower-level rewards.
MY COMIC SHOP HISTORY AFTER SHOW
$3 or more per month 13 patrons
Hear what happens next on the My Comic Shop History After Show! These 15-to-20 minute bonus podcasts will ONLY be available to patrons. New installments every other week during the regular MCSH season. Also includes all lower-level rewards.
FLAT SQUIRREL VIP
$5 or more per month 12 patrons
Receive a shoutout on the podcast, be notified of guest bookings before anyone else, and have the opportunity to submit questions for guests pre-recording. Also includes all lower-level rewards.
SPONSOR/FRIEND OF THE SHOW
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
Promote your comic shop, comic convention, creative project, blog/website, or just about anything else (subject to approval) with a 30-second commercial on My Comic Shop History. Sponsors are entitled to one commercial for every month they pledge. If you're not a sponsor but wish to pledge at this monetary level, you will be considered a Friend of the Show. Also includes all lower-level podcast rewards.