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

Welcome!

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 the former CrassFed.com webcomic, or my ICRVN.com blog.  But...let's be honest...most folks just know the penguin.)

I started a weekly web comic in 2012 before I began creating children's books after getting laid off in 2014.  I self-publish my books, and my two main characters are 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. My ultimate Patreon goal is to raise enough funds to write and draw full time.  Being a full time creator would mean I could add an addition book or two per year, featuring other characters I have in mind, and maybe moving my characters to graphic novels or even animation!

Here is a quick sample of some of my work:


Since starting this venture, it's become a full-on family project.  My wife creates hand-made toys of my characters, and the Kidlet made a comic with me, and she's written her first novella!  You can learn about all of the products we make on our site, DEANS FAMILY PRODUCTIONS, and remember that 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, check out the following samples of my books, all in PDF:
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 get on board today!

Cheers, and thank you!

J. Robert Deans
(The "J" is silent.)
Tiers
Behind The Madness!
$1 or more per month
For just $1 a month, you’ll get regular updates, plus additional sneak peeks to future DFP or JRD blog posts. These updates will regularly feature full size images of art and other DFP creations. You’ll get an idea of what we do in between shows that results in the books, toys, and craziness you have come to love!  You also receive 20% off commissions as priced on the DFP Etsy Shop.
'Cast System!
$3 or more per month
Every month I’ll record a Patron-only podcast! (No, it won’t always be about The Thin Man.) Running about 15-30 minutes, topics could run the gamut from more in depth updates about the progress of our next book, to my wife debating a favorite film, or me and the Kidlet about Batman, or maybe just me. About The Thin Man.

- Also includes the BTS updates and 20% Off Commissions!

What A Card!
$5 or more per month
Every month, I'll mail you a 4x6 postcard featuring a sketch by me! (Sorry…Brian Stelfreeze wasn’t available.) These will be mailed around the middle part of each month.

 - Includes Podcast access, the regular BTS Updates, and 20% Off Commissions!

YOU Get A Book!
$8 or more per month
For every twelve consecutive months of patronage, you can pick any DFP book to receive free! Books can be signed and sketched in, too! This level also works towards preorders of announced books.  Also, this tier embiggens the postcard to 6x8 inches!

- Includes Podcast access, the now 6x8 postcard, the BTS updates, and 20% Off Commissions!

And YOU Get A Book...And A Toy!
$10 or more per month
After every six consecutive months of patronage, you can pick either a DFP book, or a crocheted Shakes, Stanley, or any other DFP toy, to get free! You can even get it customized, too! (Super Shakes? Wonder Chrys? Let us know!)

- One book and one toy per twelve months, so you may collect both at once after one consecutive year.

- Includes Podcast access, 6x8 postcard, free book, the BTS updates, and 20% Off Commissions!

Help "Steer" The Ship!
$15 or more per month
This level gives you coolest perk of all: a voice in the process! You can suggest future podcast topics, postcard themes, AND… be an EARLY READER for one of my books every year! You also get an 8x10 full color Commission, mailed with your book and toy!

- Includes Podcast access, 6x8 postcard, free book, free toy, the BTS updates, and 20% Off Commissions!

UDDER INSANITY
$25 or more per month
HOLY COW!  You really love cows, koalas, and puns, dontcha?


This tier is for the DFP Uber-fan (no...not fans of Uber), who enjoy our work and our insanity so much they don't want to miss a thing!


You get:


Every book we make!  (We have made as few as three books a year, and could make as many as six.  With this tier, you don't have to choose...you get them all!)


More cows!  (Don't want to pick just one Shakes toy a year?  Now you can get TWO per year!  And they can both be customized!)


More art to sell on ebay!  (You will get BOTH monthly postcards, PLUS an 8x10 commission every year, AND the 20% Off Commissions, too!)


What else, you ask?  (Well...since you're being greedy, you will also get to suggest topics for our podcasts and posts, and be part of our elite early reader pool, and you still get the BTS updates, the podcast, and our eternal thanks*!)


*Eternal thanks is valid only as long as we are still on this mortal plane, or until you end your patronage, whichever comes first.


NOTE:  Free items will activate after your first three consecutive months of patronage, and will follow every two to three months thereafter.

Goals
54% 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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Welcome!

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 the former CrassFed.com webcomic, or my ICRVN.com blog.  But...let's be honest...most folks just know the penguin.)

I started a weekly web comic in 2012 before I began creating children's books after getting laid off in 2014.  I self-publish my books, and my two main characters are 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. My ultimate Patreon goal is to raise enough funds to write and draw full time.  Being a full time creator would mean I could add an addition book or two per year, featuring other characters I have in mind, and maybe moving my characters to graphic novels or even animation!

Here is a quick sample of some of my work:


Since starting this venture, it's become a full-on family project.  My wife creates hand-made toys of my characters, and the Kidlet made a comic with me, and she's written her first novella!  You can learn about all of the products we make on our site, DEANS FAMILY PRODUCTIONS, and remember that 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, check out the following samples of my books, all in PDF:
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 get on board today!

Cheers, and thank you!

J. Robert Deans
(The "J" is silent.)

Recent posts by J. Robert Deans

Tiers
Behind The Madness!
$1 or more per month
For just $1 a month, you’ll get regular updates, plus additional sneak peeks to future DFP or JRD blog posts. These updates will regularly feature full size images of art and other DFP creations. You’ll get an idea of what we do in between shows that results in the books, toys, and craziness you have come to love!  You also receive 20% off commissions as priced on the DFP Etsy Shop.
'Cast System!
$3 or more per month
Every month I’ll record a Patron-only podcast! (No, it won’t always be about The Thin Man.) Running about 15-30 minutes, topics could run the gamut from more in depth updates about the progress of our next book, to my wife debating a favorite film, or me and the Kidlet about Batman, or maybe just me. About The Thin Man.

- Also includes the BTS updates and 20% Off Commissions!

What A Card!
$5 or more per month
Every month, I'll mail you a 4x6 postcard featuring a sketch by me! (Sorry…Brian Stelfreeze wasn’t available.) These will be mailed around the middle part of each month.

 - Includes Podcast access, the regular BTS Updates, and 20% Off Commissions!

YOU Get A Book!
$8 or more per month
For every twelve consecutive months of patronage, you can pick any DFP book to receive free! Books can be signed and sketched in, too! This level also works towards preorders of announced books.  Also, this tier embiggens the postcard to 6x8 inches!

- Includes Podcast access, the now 6x8 postcard, the BTS updates, and 20% Off Commissions!

And YOU Get A Book...And A Toy!
$10 or more per month
After every six consecutive months of patronage, you can pick either a DFP book, or a crocheted Shakes, Stanley, or any other DFP toy, to get free! You can even get it customized, too! (Super Shakes? Wonder Chrys? Let us know!)

- One book and one toy per twelve months, so you may collect both at once after one consecutive year.

- Includes Podcast access, 6x8 postcard, free book, the BTS updates, and 20% Off Commissions!

Help "Steer" The Ship!
$15 or more per month
This level gives you coolest perk of all: a voice in the process! You can suggest future podcast topics, postcard themes, AND… be an EARLY READER for one of my books every year! You also get an 8x10 full color Commission, mailed with your book and toy!

- Includes Podcast access, 6x8 postcard, free book, free toy, the BTS updates, and 20% Off Commissions!

UDDER INSANITY
$25 or more per month
HOLY COW!  You really love cows, koalas, and puns, dontcha?


This tier is for the DFP Uber-fan (no...not fans of Uber), who enjoy our work and our insanity so much they don't want to miss a thing!


You get:


Every book we make!  (We have made as few as three books a year, and could make as many as six.  With this tier, you don't have to choose...you get them all!)


More cows!  (Don't want to pick just one Shakes toy a year?  Now you can get TWO per year!  And they can both be customized!)


More art to sell on ebay!  (You will get BOTH monthly postcards, PLUS an 8x10 commission every year, AND the 20% Off Commissions, too!)


What else, you ask?  (Well...since you're being greedy, you will also get to suggest topics for our podcasts and posts, and be part of our elite early reader pool, and you still get the BTS updates, the podcast, and our eternal thanks*!)


*Eternal thanks is valid only as long as we are still on this mortal plane, or until you end your patronage, whichever comes first.


NOTE:  Free items will activate after your first three consecutive months of patronage, and will follow every two to three months thereafter.