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
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
66% 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
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