Bobby Shortle is creating Websites, Podcasts, Videos and Great Content
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patrons

$170
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WHO AM I?

Hi, my name is Bobby Shortle and I have hosted over 500 episodes of podcasts!

I'm the founder of Talking Comics.

The current host of Talking Games and Adventure: An Actual Play Dungeons and Dragons Podcast.

Video Producer for Talking Games YouTube Channel

and a Freelance Filmmaker



I started Talking Comics back in September of 2011 with the intention of simply reviewing att DC New 52 titles along with Brad Jones, Steve Seigh and Brian Verderosa. What the site has blossomed into is amazing even to me. 

TC has been around for nearly 7 years as a podcast and web site. We’ve grown from being a site that featured one weekly podcast and a few notable reviews to a full-fledged geek entertainment hub.

It was my dream for this Patreon to exist to reward the hard work that goes into the site and to be able to upgrade our podcast network’s equipment to continue to bring you all the best possible geek entertainment that's possible.

Thats still my hope, but I've realized that I need to hit a certain level on Patreon to achieve this lofty goal. The first goal is keeping the lights on. The podcasts cost about $100 a month to keep hosting, then there is the fees for the various services I use to ensure our team stays connected and that our videos look great. Then there is the hosting and fees for the websites which runs between $10-15 a month. The long and short of it is by the time we clear taxes it costs nearly $200 to just keep this enterprise going and with a new baby I need your help to make sure that keeps happening! 

In the past I've promised content that included lots of people from our site. I can't do that anymore. Its not fair to them, but what I can promise is I will do my best to bring you extra stuff every month. However, I won't do some at the expense of growing the thing you are all here for in the first place. So I ask you to be patient with me as we grow. 

My hope is this grows into something that can sustain me doing it full time and then moves to something where I can begin to pay the awesome contributors like Joey, Steve, Bob, and Huw who have worked so tirelessly to make this site great. Honestly it's not that far away of a goal! 

You can help us make that happen with a small donation. If every single person who listened to the Talking Comics podcast network donated $1, we would be able to give our contributors a decent rate for their words.

The team we have is amazing and our community is amazing. In all of this time, we've kept the site and the podcast ad-free because I believe in our passion project and we want to share it with the world without compromise.

If you enjoy what we do, please support us.

From our readers and listeners:

"Talking Comics has an honest, respectful appreciation for the medium with diverse, entertaining opinions and reviews." -Carol Cross

"The CNN of comic books and its culture. It's a community that's so respected. Love the info that's brought to us." -Otha M. Johnson III
Tiers
THANK YOU!
$1 or more per month 12 patrons
A big hearty thank you from all of us at Talking Comics! Access our update feed for Patrons Only.

You also have the chance to get mini casts, early movie reviews, and have access to special months where we share higher level rewards with you.
Includes Discord rewards
GET IT FIRST!
$3 or more per month 5 patrons
Release times don’t apply when we are done with a podcast, video, or article you can listen, watch or read before anyone! Not every podcast, video or article has lead time so it will depend on the production pipeline and we won’t delay things for this purpose. If we have something you can check it out! The only thing that will stop this from happening is if we have to legally keep things underwraps until a certain date!

PLUS all lower reward levels.
Includes Discord rewards
BEST VALUE
$5 or more per month 11 patrons
Live Podcasts

Listen to the podcasts I host live as we record them! We will also have a chat open on Talking Games so you can interact with your fellow patrons! For Adventure I don't recommend it as its not the best way to listen but you will have the option (this is may be effected by tech limitations at times but I will always do my best)


Live Patron Chat Show
It was once called Brewed and Boarded and there was also Pints and Pixels, but instead of that we are just calling this the Live Patron Chat Show! Every month for an hour I will broadcast live and give you the chance to join in with me! Sometimes I'll have guests from the site and sometimes I won't but I promise at the very least you'll get to talk with me about whatever you'd like. (Note make sure you join the Discord server as we will using their video chat!)


The Bonus Podcast
I've tried and badly failed to bring you an extra episode of Talking Comics. Schedules and real life have kept us from doing that. So, instead of promising what I can't deliver. I'm promising one extra podcast a month with myself on it. 30-60 minutes of talk on a range of geek subjects. I will also take suggestions! My hope is to have someone on form the TC family but again I won't promise you anyone else's time. 




PLUS all lower reward levels.

Includes Discord rewards
THE LITTLE EXTRAS TIER
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
D&D Notes

I will publish my notes from Dungeon Mastering Adventure in their raw form. Sometimes these will be nicely typed and sometimes they will be scans of index cards but you'll get to see how my brain works! 


Access to Show Notes

You will get to see a read only version of our show notes for the week on Talking Games and any ongoing docs we have for debates like GOTY. 


PLUS all lower reward levels.

Includes Discord rewards
PARTICIPATE IN THE CONTENT
$15 or more per month 3 patrons
Ever wanted a guest spot on Adventure? Or a pop in on Talking Games? Is there a game you want covered or a movie you want reviewed? Let me know and we will work out a way to do it and still keep the site rolling on. 


This will take as much work from you as it will from me as I'll rely on you to message me and ask for what you want!



PLUS all lower reward levels.

Includes Discord rewards
YOU ARE AMAZING
$20 or more per month 1 patron
My deep deep thanks for the support. My door is always open to you but I don't even know what to offer thats worth this much a month.

 PLUS all lower reward levels.
Includes Discord rewards
YOU ARE THE BEST
$25 or more per month 2 patrons
My deep deep thanks for the support. My door is always open to you but I don't even know what to offer thats worth this much a month.

PLUS all lower reward levels.
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$170 of $1,000 per month
Full site redesign and new equipment. 
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WHO AM I?

Hi, my name is Bobby Shortle and I have hosted over 500 episodes of podcasts!

I'm the founder of Talking Comics.

The current host of Talking Games and Adventure: An Actual Play Dungeons and Dragons Podcast.

Video Producer for Talking Games YouTube Channel

and a Freelance Filmmaker



I started Talking Comics back in September of 2011 with the intention of simply reviewing att DC New 52 titles along with Brad Jones, Steve Seigh and Brian Verderosa. What the site has blossomed into is amazing even to me. 

TC has been around for nearly 7 years as a podcast and web site. We’ve grown from being a site that featured one weekly podcast and a few notable reviews to a full-fledged geek entertainment hub.

It was my dream for this Patreon to exist to reward the hard work that goes into the site and to be able to upgrade our podcast network’s equipment to continue to bring you all the best possible geek entertainment that's possible.

Thats still my hope, but I've realized that I need to hit a certain level on Patreon to achieve this lofty goal. The first goal is keeping the lights on. The podcasts cost about $100 a month to keep hosting, then there is the fees for the various services I use to ensure our team stays connected and that our videos look great. Then there is the hosting and fees for the websites which runs between $10-15 a month. The long and short of it is by the time we clear taxes it costs nearly $200 to just keep this enterprise going and with a new baby I need your help to make sure that keeps happening! 

In the past I've promised content that included lots of people from our site. I can't do that anymore. Its not fair to them, but what I can promise is I will do my best to bring you extra stuff every month. However, I won't do some at the expense of growing the thing you are all here for in the first place. So I ask you to be patient with me as we grow. 

My hope is this grows into something that can sustain me doing it full time and then moves to something where I can begin to pay the awesome contributors like Joey, Steve, Bob, and Huw who have worked so tirelessly to make this site great. Honestly it's not that far away of a goal! 

You can help us make that happen with a small donation. If every single person who listened to the Talking Comics podcast network donated $1, we would be able to give our contributors a decent rate for their words.

The team we have is amazing and our community is amazing. In all of this time, we've kept the site and the podcast ad-free because I believe in our passion project and we want to share it with the world without compromise.

If you enjoy what we do, please support us.

From our readers and listeners:

"Talking Comics has an honest, respectful appreciation for the medium with diverse, entertaining opinions and reviews." -Carol Cross

"The CNN of comic books and its culture. It's a community that's so respected. Love the info that's brought to us." -Otha M. Johnson III

Recent posts by Bobby Shortle

Tiers
THANK YOU!
$1 or more per month 12 patrons
A big hearty thank you from all of us at Talking Comics! Access our update feed for Patrons Only.

You also have the chance to get mini casts, early movie reviews, and have access to special months where we share higher level rewards with you.
Includes Discord rewards
GET IT FIRST!
$3 or more per month 5 patrons
Release times don’t apply when we are done with a podcast, video, or article you can listen, watch or read before anyone! Not every podcast, video or article has lead time so it will depend on the production pipeline and we won’t delay things for this purpose. If we have something you can check it out! The only thing that will stop this from happening is if we have to legally keep things underwraps until a certain date!

PLUS all lower reward levels.
Includes Discord rewards
BEST VALUE
$5 or more per month 11 patrons
Live Podcasts

Listen to the podcasts I host live as we record them! We will also have a chat open on Talking Games so you can interact with your fellow patrons! For Adventure I don't recommend it as its not the best way to listen but you will have the option (this is may be effected by tech limitations at times but I will always do my best)


Live Patron Chat Show
It was once called Brewed and Boarded and there was also Pints and Pixels, but instead of that we are just calling this the Live Patron Chat Show! Every month for an hour I will broadcast live and give you the chance to join in with me! Sometimes I'll have guests from the site and sometimes I won't but I promise at the very least you'll get to talk with me about whatever you'd like. (Note make sure you join the Discord server as we will using their video chat!)


The Bonus Podcast
I've tried and badly failed to bring you an extra episode of Talking Comics. Schedules and real life have kept us from doing that. So, instead of promising what I can't deliver. I'm promising one extra podcast a month with myself on it. 30-60 minutes of talk on a range of geek subjects. I will also take suggestions! My hope is to have someone on form the TC family but again I won't promise you anyone else's time. 




PLUS all lower reward levels.

Includes Discord rewards
THE LITTLE EXTRAS TIER
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
D&D Notes

I will publish my notes from Dungeon Mastering Adventure in their raw form. Sometimes these will be nicely typed and sometimes they will be scans of index cards but you'll get to see how my brain works! 


Access to Show Notes

You will get to see a read only version of our show notes for the week on Talking Games and any ongoing docs we have for debates like GOTY. 


PLUS all lower reward levels.

Includes Discord rewards
PARTICIPATE IN THE CONTENT
$15 or more per month 3 patrons
Ever wanted a guest spot on Adventure? Or a pop in on Talking Games? Is there a game you want covered or a movie you want reviewed? Let me know and we will work out a way to do it and still keep the site rolling on. 


This will take as much work from you as it will from me as I'll rely on you to message me and ask for what you want!



PLUS all lower reward levels.

Includes Discord rewards
YOU ARE AMAZING
$20 or more per month 1 patron
My deep deep thanks for the support. My door is always open to you but I don't even know what to offer thats worth this much a month.

 PLUS all lower reward levels.
Includes Discord rewards
YOU ARE THE BEST
$25 or more per month 2 patrons
My deep deep thanks for the support. My door is always open to you but I don't even know what to offer thats worth this much a month.

PLUS all lower reward levels.
Includes Discord rewards