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A feature-length documentary film from Anthony Desiato exploring the culture, business, and fandom of comic book stores across America.
A feature-length documentary film from Anthony Desiato exploring the culture, business, and fandom of comic book stores across America. Coming in 2018.
A feature-length documentary film from Anthony Desiato exploring the culture, business, and fandom of comic book stores across America. Coming in 2018.
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MY COMIC SHOP COUNTRY

My Comic Shop Country is a feature-length documentary project from Flat Squirrel Productions that will explore comic book stores across America.

My name is Anthony Desiato. I am a filmmaker, podcaster, and lifelong Superman fan. Town to town, shop to shop, I have been speaking to retailers around the United States for my podcast, My Comic Shop History. In many ways, retailers are the "boots on the ground" within the comic book industry, playing a critical, central role as they interact with publishers, Diamond Comics Distributors, creators, and fans alike.

Over the past season, I have been finding the stores, fostering relationships with the men and women behind the counter, and telling their stories in podcast form. Next comes the movie (with your help, of course).

The documentary film My Comic Shop Country will take you behind the scenes and capture the business, culture, and fandom of the local comic book store on a national level. The movie will feature interviews with the stores' key players—owners, staff, and customers—and show the stores in action on Wednesdays (AKA New Comic Day), during events (e.g., Free Comic Book Day and creator signings), and in those regular, day-to-day moments when a store's personality shines brightest.

If you love comics, then chances are there is a store that has meant a lot to your comic shop history. This documentary will show exactly why the local comic shop is such a beloved institution among fans. Experience the challengers and rewards of retailers, and get a behind-the-scenes look at what goes in to the operation of this kind of business. For the non-initiated, this film will provide an accessible entry point into the comic book world. This film, like all of my previous works, will be about the people above all elsethe larger-than-life personalities that live on both sides of the counter.

I funded the podcast and related travel personally. I am conducting this Kickstarter campaign now to bring the movie to life. The $15,000 I am seeking will allow me to purchase filmmaking equipment and deliver the highest quality product possible. I plan to shoot the film on a Sony FS5.

Where the $15,000 is going (estimates):

  • $12,800: equipment
  • $1,200: Kickstarter and processing fees
  • $1,000: creation and shipping of rewards

In addition to the time and money I have already invested in the podcast, I plan to use my personal funds to cover the travel and marketing costs associated with the movie. Anything raised beyond $15,000 will go toward travel expenses. Stretch goals and incentives will be announced during the campaign.

If the campaign reaches its goal this fall, I will spend the winter in pre-production and then begin filming in the spring. I expect to film and edit through the summer with an eye toward finishing the documentary in Fall 2018.

This project, like all of my others, is a labor of love from someone who has lived in this world. I am proud to be a member of the comic book community and tell the stories of the people who give it life and color. I hope you will be part of the journey.

COMIC SHOPS FEATURED

I have already visited (or will be visiting very shortly) the following stores to record episodes of My Comic Shop History. I will return to many of them to film for My Comic Shop Country, and I will also continue to search for new stores to spotlight. (To nominate a shop, scroll down to the "Help Wanted" section.) If you want a taste of what the movie will be like, please give the podcast episodes a listen!

  • Acme Comics (Greensboro, NC)
  • Amalgam Comics and Coffeehouse (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Aw Yeah Comics (Harrison, NY / Muncie, IN / Skokie, IL)
  • Cave Comics (Newtown, CT)
  • Challengers Comics + Conversation (Chicago, IL)
  • Comic Asylum (Palm Desert, CA)
  • The Comic Book Shop (Wilmington, DE)
  • Escape Pod Comics (Long Island, NY)
  • Fat Moose Comics (Whippany, NJ)
  • First Aid Comics (Chicago, IL)
  • Interstellar Comic Books and Collectibles (Palm Springs, CA)
  • It'z Vintage (Mendham, NJ)
  • Midtown Comics (New York, NY)
  • Packrat Comics (Hilliard, OH)
  • The Spider's Web (Yonkers, NY)
  • Undiscovered Realm (White Plains, NY)
  • Zapp! Comics (Wayne, NJ)

TESTIMONIALS

Jermaine Exum (retailer, Acme Comics): "When I heard the first episodes of My Comic Shop History, I was hooked. Floored, really. Anthony's experience and the stories he got out of his comrades from Alternate Realities were so unbelievably similar to my own at Acme Comics. Common and previously unspoken tales and parables from inside the comic shop were revealed. Anthony has an undeniable passion, and investigative mind, and I believe in his ability to present stories from the men and women operating and working in the local comic shop—and the people who support those places as part of their monthly and weekly routine."

Brandon Montclare (comic book creator, Rocket Girl and Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur): "Anthony Desiato's observations are unique in the comics world—focusing on the people who make, sell, and read this stuff. As fans of the biz, we all know stories about real-life people that are even better than superhero adventures. Anthony collects and shares these stories, with a sharp edit. Everyone should support him doing more!"

THE ROAD TO MY COMIC SHOP COUNTRY

Who am I, and what have I done before? Read on!

The Man Behind the Microphone
The Man Behind the Microphone

THE DIRECTOR

"The Death of Superman" was my entry into the world of comic books at the tender age of 5. I was hooked.

Needless to say, it was a dream come true to score an after-school job at my local comic shop (Alternate Realities in Scarsdale, NY) during high school. My time behind the counter meant the world to me.

Though I no longer jockey a register, my fandom remains a big part of who I am. Just ask my wife!

From Pajama Capes to Wedding Capes
From Pajama Capes to Wedding Capes

PAST PROJECTS

I am no stranger to telling stories about comic shops. During law school, I turned the camera on Alternate Realities for my debut film, My Comic Shop DocumentARy, which garnered press in The New York Times and played at film festivals across the country.

 

Watch a few minutes of My Comic Shop DocumentARy for free:

I followed that project with a short film chronicling a curmudgeonly comic book vendor's final days at a flea market prior to its closing. By Spoon! The Jay Meisel Story is a two-time winner for "Best Documentary" (Phoenix Comicon Film Festival & Brightside Tavern Film Festival).

 

My most recent documentary, the feature-length Wacky Man: The Rise of a Puppeteer, ventured into new territory with an intimate portrait of an aspiring performer and his purple puppet, Wally Wackiman.

 

 

In 2015, Alternate Realities closed. Before it went up to that big back issue bin in the sky, I returned to tell the final chapter in the AR Saga through a podcast, My Comic Shop History.

Farewell, Alternate Realities
Farewell, Alternate Realities

Today, my comic shop is history, but the podcast continues with a new mission: to explore comic book stores around the country and lay the groundwork for this documentary film.

All episodes are available on Apple Podcasts:

Listen / Subscribe
Listen / Subscribe

I also host a companion show called Flat Squirrel Tales: Beyond My Comic Shop, available on Apple Podcasts as well:

Listen / Subscribe
Listen / Subscribe

 

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING

About My Comic Shop DocumentARy:

"A warm, entertaining depiction of a haven for comic book fans." (Popoptiq)

"That love of detail is due to the insight Desiato has from working in the shop he decided to film. And though he worked there, the film covers the shop fairly, warts and all, showing off the competition, and allowing pretty frank depictions and discussions." (Graphic Policy)

"It's an honest portrait and as a viewer, it really doesn't matter whether you've been to Alternate Realities or not - the hallmark of a good documentary." (13th Dimension)

About By Spoon! The Jay Meisel Story:

"Although Meisel is irreverent and cantankerous, Desiato manages to capture the furious comic book vendor a way that makes him enjoyable to watch . . . Desiato's film goes beyond the personal story of Jay Meisel, as the film also acts as a reflection of modern society." (Review)

About My Comic Shop History:

"A podcast about locals' love/hate relationship with their local comic book store has morphed into an entertaining podcast about comic book stores, their owners and the industry in general. Definitely worth a listen if you ever felt at home at a comic book store or ever had dreams to work at one." (Facebook listener review)

PRESS

My comic shop odyssey has been featured recently in the following media outlets:

ABOUT THE REWARDS

The price you see listed next to the reward is the price you pay! Shipping costs have been factored in to the prices of the rewards. No surprises!

A note to our international friends: On the subject of shipping, I'm afraid that shipping internationally would be cost-prohibitive for this campaign. I apologize to everyone in countries outside the United States. Thankfully, there are plenty of digital rewards that require no shipping. Please know how much I appreciate everyone's interest and support.

Lastly, the "estimated delivery" date you see below the reward applies to the primary reward at that level. Unless otherwise noted, the lower-level rewards that are listed under "includes" will be sent as soon as they are available (refer back to their descriptions for that timing information).

The newly-added (10/8/17) "Lord Retail Reward Package" includes a Lord Retail mug and a Desi Westside/Lord Retail Team-Up print. See images of each item below.

Designed and crafted by @lomotete.
Designed and crafted by @lomotete.

 

Art by Chris Giarrusso.
Art by Chris Giarrusso.

 

Here's the mock-up of the Flat Squirrel print. Former Alternate Realities owner Steve Oto will hand-write one of his infamous "Otoisms" (e.g., "hesitation kills") in the word balloon on each print:

#FlatNoMore
#FlatNoMore

Next, here is a mock-up of what the My Comic Shop Tour t-shirts will look like. Even if your shop is not on the list, the shirt—and my entire journey—is a celebration of all comic book stores. Wear it with pride the next time you pick up your comics. Behold!

Finally, the rewards include some excellent original art options. Below are sample sketches by the campaign's artistic contributors. NOTE: These are not the actual sketches you will be getting, but they will give you a sense of each artist's style.

Sample V Ken Marion Sketch (NOT the actual reward sketch—see reward description on the right.)
Sample V Ken Marion Sketch (NOT the actual reward sketch—see reward description on the right.)

 

Sample Chris Giarrusso Sketch (NOT the actual reward sketch—see reward description on the right.)
Sample Chris Giarrusso Sketch (NOT the actual reward sketch—see reward description on the right.)

 

Sample Franco Sketch (NOT the actual reward sketch—see reward description on the right.)
Sample Franco Sketch (NOT the actual reward sketch—see reward description on the right.)

 

Sample Gregg Schigiel Sketch (NOT the actual reward sketch—see reward description on the right.)
Sample Gregg Schigiel Sketch (NOT the actual reward sketch—see reward description on the right.)

 

HOW TO HELP

Thank you to everyone who contributes to this campaign. I truly appreciate it. After you contribute, please be sure to share this Kickstarter page link and let others know about the project. If you are unable to contribute monetarily but wish to help the cause, spreading the word is the best way to do it.

In closing: My production company is called Flat Squirrel Productions, and I end every episode of My Comic Shop History by saying, "Don't be a flat squirrel." A long time ago, a very good friend of mine taught me that hesitation kills, and if there is something you want, you must go after it without hesitation. That is how I try to approach everything I do. I hope you'll join me and be part of this journey.

Risks and challenges

Given my previous documentary experience and knowledge of the subject matter, I am confident that I will be able to deliver My Comic Shop Country as promised. I have grown adept at balancing filmmaking with my day job, and I have been laying the groundwork for the documentary for months. For example, I now have relationships with stores from coast to coast, and I have already selected the equipment I plan to use to make the film.

That being said, this is still an independent operation, and I am essentially a one-man crew. It is possible the production could run into a delay, especially with travel involved.

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    Soundtrack featuring the original scores and songs heard in past Flat Squirrel Productions, PLUS an exclusive, NEVER-BEFORE-HEARD acoustic version of "Evil Deaded" by Rosewood Rebels (Ralph Puma and Kelsey Lane Dies).

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    Permanent streaming access (via Vimeo) to all THREE of director Anthony Desiato's previous documentaries: My Comic Shop DocumentARy (2011), By Spoon! The Jay Meisel Story (2014), and Wacky Man: The Rise of a Puppeteer (2016). Revisit the existing Flat Squirrel filmography (or discover it for the first time) before My Comic Shop Country!

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    FIRST PHYSICAL REWARD! 5" x 7" cardstock, full-color print featuring the Flat Squirrel Productions mascot in a hitchhiking pose, signifying his comic shop journey. Art by Franco (TINY TITANS). Each print will be numbered and feature a word balloon with an "Otoism" (the infamous sayings espoused by former Alternate Realities Steve Oto) HANDWRITTEN by Steve himself! Steve will vary his selection of Otoism, so no two prints will be exactly the same. This is truly a one-of-a-kind reward! See a mock-up of the print in the "About" section to the left.

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    CALLING ALL G-MAN & MINI MARVELS FANS! This brand-new reward package is an enhanced version of the "Exclusive Podcast Combo" above. In addition to the pair of exclusive podcasts, including an episode of Flat Squirrel Tales with comic book creator Chris Giarrusso, this reward ALSO comes with a full-color sketch card by Chris featuring a character of your choosing! Original art specifications: 2.5″ x 3.5″ bristol sketch trading card, archival ink and Blick Studio Markers over blue pencil, original art. See an example of Chris' sketch cards in the "About" section to the left. If you are interested in adding a Chris Giarrusso sketch card to a different reward level, please send a message to inquire.

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    GET THE MOVIE you're helping get made! Digital copy of the completed MY COMIC SHOP COUNTRY film PLUS an audio commentary track featuring director Anthony Desiato.

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    Concert tour-style t-shirt displaying the names of the comic book stores visited on the My Comic Shop History podcast. See a mock-up in the "About" section to the left! Sizing information will be collected at the conclusion of the campaign.

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    CALLING ALL FRIENDS OF ACME COMICS & LORD RETAIL! This brand-new reward package features a Limited Edition Lord Retail MUG (see photo in the "About" section to the left) designed and crafted by @lomotete. ALSO included is a signed and numbered 8" x 9 1/4" Desi Westside/Lord Retail Team-Up PRINT featuring art by Chris Giarrusso (see image in the "About" section to the left). Please note that items will NOT be mailed. Delivery will be via in-store pickup at Acme Comics (Greenbsoro, NC).

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    My Comic Shop DocumentARy Blu-ray

    AT LONG LAST! Director Anthony Desiato's debut film, My Comic Shop DocumentARy, on Blu-ray disc for the first time. Also includes the award-winning follow-up short, By Spoon! The Jay Meisel Story. The Blu-ray features exclusive audio commentary tracks on both movies with Anthony and cast member Bill Maio.

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    My Comic Shop Country Blu-ray

    GET THE MOVIE ON BLU-RAY! My Comic Shop Country on Blu-ray disc with audio commentary and other exclusive bonus features, including outtakes and deleted scenes. The print will ship with the Blu-ray in December 2018.

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    Script or portfolio review via phone or Skype by comic book creator (ROCKET GIRL, MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR) and former DC Comics editor (BATMAN, ALL STAR SUPERMAN) Brandon Montclare. Brandon will personally review and critique your script (up to 22 pages) or your art portfolio. He'll send you some notes and then follow up on Skype for a 30 minute conversation. You can also talk about his work, breaking into the comics biz, or whatever!

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    DocumentARy Blu-ray + Tour T-Shirt COMBO

    BEST VALUE UNDER $100! Get the My Comic Shop DocumentARy Blu-ray AND the My Comic Shop Tour t-shirt, plus all of the lower-level rewards listed below.

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    FOR SHOPS/CREATORS: Podcast Sponsorship

    FOR COMIC SHOP RETAILERS & COMIC BOOK CREATORS: A 30-second commercial in the final two episodes of the My Comic Shop History and Flat Squirrel Tales podcasts this November. You may either script the commercial for Anthony to read (script may be edited for time or content) or leave it to Anthony to create the content based on the information you provide. Also includes a My Comic Shop Tour t-shirt for you or your staff member! Shirt ships in April 2018.

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    TOY ALERT! Action figure display featuring a customized "Knightmare" Batman battling a Parademon (as portrayed on screen in BATMAN V SUPERMAN). Designed by toy customizer and It'z Vintage owner Allen Baus. This is a one-of-a-kind reward not to be missed!

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    BOTH Blu-rays + T-Shirt DELUXE COMBO

    FOR THE COMPLETISTS! Get the My Comic Shop Tour t-shirt, a SIGNED My Comic Shop DocumentARy Blu-ray, AND the My Comic Shop Country Blu-ray, plus all of the lower-level rewards listed below.

    SHIPPING IN TWO PARTS: The print, t-shirt, and DocumentARy Blu-ray will ship in April 2018. The Country Blu-ray will ship in December 2018.

    This level is also known as the "Alternate Realities Friend of the Store" reward.

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    FOR SMALL BUSINESSES: Shirt Sponsorship

    FOR SMALL BUSINESSES (comic shops or otherwise): Placement of your logo on the My Comic Shop Tour t-shirt as one of the featured sponsors. See mock-up in the "About" section to the left. Also includes a shirt for you or your staff member! Shirt ships in April 2018.

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    Superhero Couples Cooking Class

    Couples cooking class for you and a companion with director Anthony Desiato and his wife, Stephanie, in White Plains, NY. Travel costs and accommodations not included. Shirts will not be shipped (pick 'em up when you cook--and don't get food on 'em!).

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    • Vimeo Access to Past Flat Squirrel Films
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    • Digital Copy of My Comic Shop Country
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    Superhero Photo Shoot

    Professional photo shoot in Westchester, NY, for you and (if you wish) a companion. Photography by Stephanie Desiato, whose work has been featured in Westchester Magazine, Newsarama, and 13th Dimension. Travel costs and accommodations not included. PERFECT for cosplay, engagement photos, headshots, or just for fun. Photo shoot will last approximately two hours. Shirts will not be shipped (pick 'em up during the photo shoot!).

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    • Digital Album Download
    • Vimeo Access to Past Flat Squirrel Films
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    • Digital Copy of My Comic Shop Country
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    FOR COMIC SHOPS: Movie Credits Listing

    Documentary Sponsorship Package A: Listing of your comic book store's name, contact info, and (if you wish) tagline in the closing credits of My Comic Shop Country. The sponsorship section will get prominent placement (no scrolling text that zips by in a second!). Also includes two My Comic Shop Tour t-shirts for you/your staff. Shirts ship in April 2018.

    Includes:
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    • Digital Album Download
    • Vimeo Access to Past Flat Squirrel Films
    • Exclusive Podcast Combo
    • Digital Copy of My Comic Shop Country
    • 2 My Comic Shop Tour T-Shirts
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    V KEN MARION Wonder Woman Sketch

    ORIGINAL ART ALERT! 11" x 14" HALF-BODY black & white pencil sketch of Wonder Woman drawn by comic book artist V Ken Marion (HAL JORDAN & THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS). Ken is one of the hottest young artists around, and his commission list fills up lightning-fast at conventions. Don't miss this rare opportunity to get art by him! See a sample of Ken's art in the "About" section to the left. Please note that the sample is a full-body sketch, but the actual reward sketch will be a half-body.

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    • Digital Album Download
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    • Exclusive Podcast Combo
    • Digital Copy of My Comic Shop Country
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    FOR COMIC SHOPS: Movie Credits Video

    Documentary Sponsorship Package B: 20-second VIDEO clip featuring your comic book store to play during the closing credits of My Comic Shop Country. Create your own video; the only rule is no nudity or profanity. Video may be edited for content or to fit within 20 seconds. Also includes FOUR My Comic Shop Tour t-shirts for you/your staff. Shirts ship in April 2018.

    Includes:
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    • Digital Album Download
    • Vimeo Access to Past Flat Squirrel Films
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    • Digital Copy of My Comic Shop Country
    • 4 My Comic Shop Tour T-Shirts
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    Producer Credit + Podcast Co-Host

    BE ANTHONY'S PODCAST CO-HOST FOR A DAY! Producer credit on My Comic Shop Country PLUS an advance viewing of the completed film and a one-time gig co-hosting a future Flat Squirrel podcast episode.

    Includes:
    • Social Media Shoutout
    • Digital Album Download
    • Vimeo Access to Past Flat Squirrel Films
    • Exclusive Podcast Combo
    • Flat Squirrel Print
    • Digital Copy of My Comic Shop Country
    • My Comic Shop Tour T-Shirt
    • My Comic Shop DocumentARy Blu-ray
    • My Comic Shop Country Blu-ray
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    Executive Producer Credit + Movie Cameo

    BE IN THE MOVIE! Executive Producer credit on My Comic Shop Country PLUS an on-camera appearance by YOU in the documentary and an advance viewing of the completed film.

    Includes:
    • Social Media Shoutout
    • Digital Album Download
    • Vimeo Access to Past Flat Squirrel Films
    • Exclusive Podcast Combo
    • Flat Squirrel Print
    • Digital Copy of My Comic Shop Country
    • My Comic Shop Tour T-Shirt
    • My Comic Shop DocumentARy Blu-ray
    • My Comic Shop Country Blu-ray
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