J. Robert Deans is creating Children's Books, Toys, and Art
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patrons

HI!  You may know me from such things as, "that Penguin on social media," or, "Hey, wait! You're not an actual penguin!"  (You may also know me from my old CrassFed webcomic, or my much older ICRVN blog, but, let's be honest...most folks just know the penguin.)

I was a comic shop retailer for nearly ten years when I was laid off in 2014.  The very next day, the idea for a story about a cow lost in space hit me.  The rest, as they say, is just as ridiculous.  I now self-publish children's books featuring Shakes the Cow and Stanley, the Bear From AUNT.

My first six book covers


I've run Kickstarter campaigns in the past, but I would love to be able to fund new books (writing, drawing, and printing) entirely by myself. Your support will help that goal come to life. My current work pace allows me to release one Shakes and one Bear From AUNT book per year. With enough orders and support I could write and draw full time.  As a full time creator I could add an additional project or two per year!

Since I started, this has become a full-on family project.  My wife creates hand-made toys of my characters, and our Kidlet now writes short stories and draws, too.  You can learn about all of the products we make on our Deans Family Productions web site, GRANDPUNWICK.COM.  Your Patronage here supports all of us.

Thank you in advance for your time and support! I...we... really do appreciate it!

If you're still not sure, download the FREE sampler of all of DFP's publications:
We also set up a Deans Family Productions email, which goes out once or twice a month.  If you would like to sign up for the bulletins, CLICK HERE for the signup page.

Check out the Patron levels at right, and join in the insanity today!

Cheers, and thank you!

J. Robert Deans
(Oh, uh...the "J" is silent.)
Tiers
Behind The Madness!
$1 or more per month
You’ll get our almost-weekly updates (which often include art previews!) which give you an idea of what we do in between shows that results in the books, toys, and craziness you’ve come to love! 
DFPodcast!
$3 or more per month
You’ll get the BTS Updates AND… access to our (mostly) monthly podcast (no, it won’t always be about The Thin Man), featuring myself, my wife, and the Kidlet!  THAT'S:
  • BTS Updates
  • Podcast Access
What A Card!
$5 or more per month
Every month, you’ll get the BTS Updates, podcast access, AND… a 4x6 postcard featuring a sketch by me or the Kidlet!  THAT'S:
  • BTS Updates
  • Podcast Access
  • 4x6 Postcard Sketch
A Book AND A Toy!
$10 or more per month
Every month you will get the BTS Updates, the sketch (upgraded now to a 6x8 postcard), podcast access, AND… for every SIX consecutive months of patronage, you can pick a book or crocheted toy to get free! (And yes, the toy can be customized!)
THAT'S:
  • BTS Access
  • Podcast Access
  • 6x8 Sketch Postcard
  • Free Book OR Toy every 6 months 
Help "Steer" The Ship!
$15 or more per month
You’ll get the regular BTS Updates, the monthly 6x8 postcard, podcast access, the free book or toy every SIX months, AND… a voice in the process! Suggest future podcast topics, postcard themes, AND… be an EARLY READER for one of my books! (You also get an 6x8 full color Commission with your free book!)  THAT'S:
  • BTS Access
  • Podcast Access
  • Monthly Postcard
  • Free Book OR Toy every 6 months
  • Early Reader/Concept Privileges
COWmissions!
$20 or more per month
This level is for the art collectors out there! Every month, you get the BTS Updates, the postcard, podcast access, AND… you also get a free book or toy every TWELVE months, AND… every THREE months you get a 9x12 commission! (You will be contacted for your choice of character and artist, either Robert or the Kidlet!)  THAT'S:
  • BTS Access
  • Podcast Access
  • Monthly 6x8 Postcard
  • Free Book OR Toy every 12 months
  • A 9x12 Commission every 3 months
Goals
73% complete
$100 a month would cover our web hosting costs, URL renewals, site security expenses, and related expenses for social media and email accounts.
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HI!  You may know me from such things as, "that Penguin on social media," or, "Hey, wait! You're not an actual penguin!"  (You may also know me from my old CrassFed webcomic, or my much older ICRVN blog, but, let's be honest...most folks just know the penguin.)

I was a comic shop retailer for nearly ten years when I was laid off in 2014.  The very next day, the idea for a story about a cow lost in space hit me.  The rest, as they say, is just as ridiculous.  I now self-publish children's books featuring Shakes the Cow and Stanley, the Bear From AUNT.

My first six book covers


I've run Kickstarter campaigns in the past, but I would love to be able to fund new books (writing, drawing, and printing) entirely by myself. Your support will help that goal come to life. My current work pace allows me to release one Shakes and one Bear From AUNT book per year. With enough orders and support I could write and draw full time.  As a full time creator I could add an additional project or two per year!

Since I started, this has become a full-on family project.  My wife creates hand-made toys of my characters, and our Kidlet now writes short stories and draws, too.  You can learn about all of the products we make on our Deans Family Productions web site, GRANDPUNWICK.COM.  Your Patronage here supports all of us.

Thank you in advance for your time and support! I...we... really do appreciate it!

If you're still not sure, download the FREE sampler of all of DFP's publications:
We also set up a Deans Family Productions email, which goes out once or twice a month.  If you would like to sign up for the bulletins, CLICK HERE for the signup page.

Check out the Patron levels at right, and join in the insanity today!

Cheers, and thank you!

J. Robert Deans
(Oh, uh...the "J" is silent.)

Recent posts by J. Robert Deans

Tiers
Behind The Madness!
$1 or more per month
You’ll get our almost-weekly updates (which often include art previews!) which give you an idea of what we do in between shows that results in the books, toys, and craziness you’ve come to love! 
DFPodcast!
$3 or more per month
You’ll get the BTS Updates AND… access to our (mostly) monthly podcast (no, it won’t always be about The Thin Man), featuring myself, my wife, and the Kidlet!  THAT'S:
  • BTS Updates
  • Podcast Access
What A Card!
$5 or more per month
Every month, you’ll get the BTS Updates, podcast access, AND… a 4x6 postcard featuring a sketch by me or the Kidlet!  THAT'S:
  • BTS Updates
  • Podcast Access
  • 4x6 Postcard Sketch
A Book AND A Toy!
$10 or more per month
Every month you will get the BTS Updates, the sketch (upgraded now to a 6x8 postcard), podcast access, AND… for every SIX consecutive months of patronage, you can pick a book or crocheted toy to get free! (And yes, the toy can be customized!)
THAT'S:
  • BTS Access
  • Podcast Access
  • 6x8 Sketch Postcard
  • Free Book OR Toy every 6 months 
Help "Steer" The Ship!
$15 or more per month
You’ll get the regular BTS Updates, the monthly 6x8 postcard, podcast access, the free book or toy every SIX months, AND… a voice in the process! Suggest future podcast topics, postcard themes, AND… be an EARLY READER for one of my books! (You also get an 6x8 full color Commission with your free book!)  THAT'S:
  • BTS Access
  • Podcast Access
  • Monthly Postcard
  • Free Book OR Toy every 6 months
  • Early Reader/Concept Privileges
COWmissions!
$20 or more per month
This level is for the art collectors out there! Every month, you get the BTS Updates, the postcard, podcast access, AND… you also get a free book or toy every TWELVE months, AND… every THREE months you get a 9x12 commission! (You will be contacted for your choice of character and artist, either Robert or the Kidlet!)  THAT'S:
  • BTS Access
  • Podcast Access
  • Monthly 6x8 Postcard
  • Free Book OR Toy every 12 months
  • A 9x12 Commission every 3 months