Travis Bickle is creating a podcast about movies
149

patrons

$512
per month
Hi there! I'm Tucker Stone, one of the three guys who hosts a podcast called Travis Bickle on the Rivieria. I've written for places like Flavorwire, The Comics Journal, Comixology and The Factual Opinion, and am currently punching the clock at Nobrow, a publisher of comics, graphic novels and children's books. Back in 2012, my friend Sean Witzke, a movie critic whose most recent work can be read at Grantland, started this podcast as a way to continue the conversations (and arguments) we had been having about movies amongst our mutual blogs.

Although neither one of us had listened to a lot of podcasts, we felt that our cantankerous, expletive laden diatribes might be of interest to others, and in the years since, we have been extremely lucky to be proven right: people, for whatever reason, like to listen to a couple of miserable depressives wax nostalgic over action movies from the 80's. (It probably didn't hurt that the hugely talented Michel Fiffe drew our logo image!)

When I became a father in 2013, longtime friend of the show and frequent guest host Morgan Jeske came on board to keep Sean from going stir crazy with backed-up opinions. Jeske--the talented cartoonist behind books for Image Comics like Change and Zero--rapidly made himself indispensable, and after my return to the show, it only made sense to welcome him on as an official host, turning this gruesome twosome into the trio it had always been destined to be. As the episodes have piled up (you can check out our episode guide, with every movie, director and special episode listed here), the show was continually graced with a murderers row of guests from the world of comics and film--you can see all of those amazing people at that link as well.

All of that brings us right up to right now, a cold day in October: the day where we ask for help. Simply put, the increased interest in the show has meant that we've had to put a bit more into the nuts and bolts of paying for it than we used to, and we thought 133 episodes (at most recent count) was enough to try passing the hat to help meet the costs. The show isn't in danger of going anyway anytime soon--Sean, Morgan and I like hurting each others feelings just a little too much for that to be a real concern--but we would appreciate the breathing room that financial support will allow.  Below you'll see the various levels of pledge options and the rewards they provide--we're pretty excited about them, especially the one where we send you surprises you can't return--but even if you come away thinking that we don't deserve one thin dime, it still means a lot that you stopped by in the first place. Thank you for reading, but most of all thank you for listening!
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
7 patrons
If you pledge one dollar a month, you will receive nothing from us that you can touch or hold, but you will receive our love. And while we also share our love with others, the love you will receive will be more special than theirs, because you will have paid a dollar for it.
Pledge $2.50 or more per month
146 patrons
Every month, Morgan, Sean and Tucker will post the "Bicklicker Dozen": the twelve movies they are most obsessed with at that time. Your $2.50 will give you access to this list, whereas everyone else in the world will be left guessing. Unique cartoons, unhinged political rants, the sociopathic ramblings of a man who has been known to watch Italian gore for 27 hours straight--you'll see it all!
Pledge $9 or more per month
2 of 15 patrons
Remember magazine subscriptions? Weren't those great? Well, if you grab one of only three spots at this level, you will receive a randomly selected comic and prose book, sent directly from Tucker's home to yours. It could be a classic Punisher issue with art by Mike Zeck, it could be some new Mister Miracle book that's getting overpraised, it might even be Willa Cather's majestic Nebraska trilogy. Either way, you'll be keeping up with the greatest art form of all time, while helping Tucker achieve Marie Kondo's blissfully sparked joy. 


Do you have what it takes...for The Star Chamber?

Pledge $12.50 or more per month
3 of 4 patrons
If you join at this level, you'll find yourself casting a vote for a return to letter writing: in that you'll recieve a handwritten letter full of compliments from Sean Witzke himself! That's right! Besides your monthly access to the Bicklicker Dozen, you'll be graced with a monthly reminder of your own strengths from a man who knows his way around a kind word. Why make a gratitude list on your own when you could have one delivered to your home? No reason at all!
Pledge $17.50 or more per month
2 patrons (sold out!)
If you jump at one of our two limited Art Lovers spots, then you’ll get one piece of original art from Morgan himself along with your access to the Bicklicker Dozen. You pick the movie, and he’ll mail you an 8.5x11 drawing. It could be an iconic image or a more obscure aspect of the film. Whatever it is, it’ll be one of a kind
Pledge $22.50 or more per month
3 patrons (sold out!)
If you decide to join at this level, you'll be given access to the Bicklicker Dozen as well--it's only fair!--but you'll also find yourself the monthly recipient of a surprise package. That package will contain a DVD of one of the very movies we've talked about on this podcast. The catch? You won't know which movie it is, you can't return it, and we can't even promise that it'll be a new copy! But since we've done 133 of these shows and talked about somewhere in the neighborhood of 3200 movies, the possibilities are endless! Who doesn't want to join...The Producer's Club?
Goals
$512 of $600 per month
If we reach $600 we will dedicate an entire month to one of the core narratives movies have - the Revenge film. At this goal, we will dedicate a special episode to Revenge films, as well as a daily posting on one revenge movie at The Factual Opinion. Ranging from Fritz Lang and Sam Fuller classical noir to 70s rape/revenge sleaze, from Chang Cheh to Todd Field, from Quentin Tarantino to Virginie Despentes, there’s so many places we can go with this one! AND this is effectively a public 30+ posts from Morgan, Sean, & Tucker along with their Bicklicker duties that month, bringing kung fu to the people. Because the 36th Chamber is education for the people. It’s gonna suck for us. BE THE WELLSPRING FROM WHICH WE FLOW!.
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Hi there! I'm Tucker Stone, one of the three guys who hosts a podcast called Travis Bickle on the Rivieria. I've written for places like Flavorwire, The Comics Journal, Comixology and The Factual Opinion, and am currently punching the clock at Nobrow, a publisher of comics, graphic novels and children's books. Back in 2012, my friend Sean Witzke, a movie critic whose most recent work can be read at Grantland, started this podcast as a way to continue the conversations (and arguments) we had been having about movies amongst our mutual blogs.

Although neither one of us had listened to a lot of podcasts, we felt that our cantankerous, expletive laden diatribes might be of interest to others, and in the years since, we have been extremely lucky to be proven right: people, for whatever reason, like to listen to a couple of miserable depressives wax nostalgic over action movies from the 80's. (It probably didn't hurt that the hugely talented Michel Fiffe drew our logo image!)

When I became a father in 2013, longtime friend of the show and frequent guest host Morgan Jeske came on board to keep Sean from going stir crazy with backed-up opinions. Jeske--the talented cartoonist behind books for Image Comics like Change and Zero--rapidly made himself indispensable, and after my return to the show, it only made sense to welcome him on as an official host, turning this gruesome twosome into the trio it had always been destined to be. As the episodes have piled up (you can check out our episode guide, with every movie, director and special episode listed here), the show was continually graced with a murderers row of guests from the world of comics and film--you can see all of those amazing people at that link as well.

All of that brings us right up to right now, a cold day in October: the day where we ask for help. Simply put, the increased interest in the show has meant that we've had to put a bit more into the nuts and bolts of paying for it than we used to, and we thought 133 episodes (at most recent count) was enough to try passing the hat to help meet the costs. The show isn't in danger of going anyway anytime soon--Sean, Morgan and I like hurting each others feelings just a little too much for that to be a real concern--but we would appreciate the breathing room that financial support will allow.  Below you'll see the various levels of pledge options and the rewards they provide--we're pretty excited about them, especially the one where we send you surprises you can't return--but even if you come away thinking that we don't deserve one thin dime, it still means a lot that you stopped by in the first place. Thank you for reading, but most of all thank you for listening!

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
7 patrons
If you pledge one dollar a month, you will receive nothing from us that you can touch or hold, but you will receive our love. And while we also share our love with others, the love you will receive will be more special than theirs, because you will have paid a dollar for it.
Pledge $2.50 or more per month
146 patrons
Every month, Morgan, Sean and Tucker will post the "Bicklicker Dozen": the twelve movies they are most obsessed with at that time. Your $2.50 will give you access to this list, whereas everyone else in the world will be left guessing. Unique cartoons, unhinged political rants, the sociopathic ramblings of a man who has been known to watch Italian gore for 27 hours straight--you'll see it all!
Pledge $9 or more per month
2 of 15 patrons
Remember magazine subscriptions? Weren't those great? Well, if you grab one of only three spots at this level, you will receive a randomly selected comic and prose book, sent directly from Tucker's home to yours. It could be a classic Punisher issue with art by Mike Zeck, it could be some new Mister Miracle book that's getting overpraised, it might even be Willa Cather's majestic Nebraska trilogy. Either way, you'll be keeping up with the greatest art form of all time, while helping Tucker achieve Marie Kondo's blissfully sparked joy. 


Do you have what it takes...for The Star Chamber?

Pledge $12.50 or more per month
3 of 4 patrons
If you join at this level, you'll find yourself casting a vote for a return to letter writing: in that you'll recieve a handwritten letter full of compliments from Sean Witzke himself! That's right! Besides your monthly access to the Bicklicker Dozen, you'll be graced with a monthly reminder of your own strengths from a man who knows his way around a kind word. Why make a gratitude list on your own when you could have one delivered to your home? No reason at all!
Pledge $17.50 or more per month
2 patrons (sold out!)
If you jump at one of our two limited Art Lovers spots, then you’ll get one piece of original art from Morgan himself along with your access to the Bicklicker Dozen. You pick the movie, and he’ll mail you an 8.5x11 drawing. It could be an iconic image or a more obscure aspect of the film. Whatever it is, it’ll be one of a kind
Pledge $22.50 or more per month
3 patrons (sold out!)
If you decide to join at this level, you'll be given access to the Bicklicker Dozen as well--it's only fair!--but you'll also find yourself the monthly recipient of a surprise package. That package will contain a DVD of one of the very movies we've talked about on this podcast. The catch? You won't know which movie it is, you can't return it, and we can't even promise that it'll be a new copy! But since we've done 133 of these shows and talked about somewhere in the neighborhood of 3200 movies, the possibilities are endless! Who doesn't want to join...The Producer's Club?