Anthony Desiato is creating the My Comic Shop History podcast
38

patrons

$139
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 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, currently in its fourth cycle, 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 could become a reality. 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
BOOK CLUB and MY SUPER FAN HISTORY
$1 or more per month 10 patrons
TWO additional podcast series for a buck a month!
  • Join the My Comic Shop Book Club, now available EXCLUSIVELY to patrons! Quarterly episodes beginning Fall 2018 with "The DC Works of Brad Meltzer."
  • Take to the skies with My Super Fan History, an EXCLUSIVE My Comic Shop History spinoff spotlighting the Man of Steel in comics, movies, animation, television, and merchandise. Five monthly episodes released on the first Wednesday of the month (September 2018 through January 2019). 

PLUS: Receive an EXCLUSIVE, full-length bonus episode of My Comic Shop History later this season (December 2018).

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. Two of these miniseries will be available EXCLUSIVELY to Patrons each year. Premieres first quarter 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 STATUS
$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.
PODCAST SPONSORSHIP
$10 or more per month 0 of 5 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. Patrons are entitled to one commercial for every month they pledge. Also includes all lower-level podcast rewards.
FRIEND OF THE SHOW
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
At Alternate Realities, "friends of the store" were those customers who became some of the shop's most valued community members. Take your patronage to the next level and become a "friend" of My Comic Shop History. Friends of the show get exclusive access to periodic "Ask Me Anything" chats with the host. Also includes all lower-level rewards (and ultimate bragging rights).
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 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, currently in its fourth cycle, 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 could become a reality. 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
BOOK CLUB and MY SUPER FAN HISTORY
$1 or more per month 10 patrons
TWO additional podcast series for a buck a month!
  • Join the My Comic Shop Book Club, now available EXCLUSIVELY to patrons! Quarterly episodes beginning Fall 2018 with "The DC Works of Brad Meltzer."
  • Take to the skies with My Super Fan History, an EXCLUSIVE My Comic Shop History spinoff spotlighting the Man of Steel in comics, movies, animation, television, and merchandise. Five monthly episodes released on the first Wednesday of the month (September 2018 through January 2019). 

PLUS: Receive an EXCLUSIVE, full-length bonus episode of My Comic Shop History later this season (December 2018).

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. Two of these miniseries will be available EXCLUSIVELY to Patrons each year. Premieres first quarter 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 STATUS
$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.
PODCAST SPONSORSHIP
$10 or more per month 0 of 5 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. Patrons are entitled to one commercial for every month they pledge. Also includes all lower-level podcast rewards.
FRIEND OF THE SHOW
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
At Alternate Realities, "friends of the store" were those customers who became some of the shop's most valued community members. Take your patronage to the next level and become a "friend" of My Comic Shop History. Friends of the show get exclusive access to periodic "Ask Me Anything" chats with the host. Also includes all lower-level rewards (and ultimate bragging rights).