Dad Droid

By Chris Bran and Justin Chubb

From the creators of This is Jinsy, a fun, fast-paced adventure for children of all ages

Children's | Fiction
112% funded
296 supporters
Published

Publication date: Spring 2019

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Hardback

A first edition of the hardback plus the ebook.
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Signed Jinsy DVD (20 Available)

A signed Jinsy DVD, plus first edition of the hardback, the ebook and your name in the back of the book
$55  + shipping
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Collectable

A signed first edition of the hardback plus the ebook, and your name in the back of the book.
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Jinsy Map Print

Signed and numbered Jinsy map print, A2 (420 x 594 mm), rolled and ready to frame plus everything up to the Collectable level
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Original Artwork (20 available)

A piece of original artwork from the book, plus a signed first edition of the hardback plus the ebook, and your name in the back of the book.
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Signed Jinsy Script (32 available)

A signed Jinsy script, plus signed first edition of the hardback the ebook, and your name in the back of the book.
$375  + shipping
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Frontispiece

Your name listed on a special Super Fan page in the front of the book, plus a signed first edition of the hardback, the ebook, and your name in the back of the book.
$600  + shipping

Name a Character (2 Available)

Name a teacher at Freddy and Minnie’s school, plus a signed first edition of the hardback, the ebook, and your name in the back of the book.
$750  + shipping
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Robot Day Out

A robot related afternoon in London with Chris and Justin, plus a signed first edition of the hardback, the ebook and your name in the back of the book

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When Freddy Bird’s genius-inventor Dad goes missing, he and best friend Minnie find themselves plunged into mortal danger, pursued by dangerous thugs, deadly mechanical birds and a sinister businessman with an incredible shark-like car.

But when the children discover a secret tunnel where Freddy’s father has hidden parts of an amazing robot, they decide to outwit their enemies by putting the droid together - a droid that looks just like Freddy’s Dad...

Dad Droid is a fun, funny and fast-paced adventure for children of all ages, including people aged 12.5 and 93 year olds. It may contain nuts (and bolts).

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$8 
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    Chris Bran

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    Justin Chubb

    Chris Bran and Justin Chubb are writers and comedians, originally from the Channel Islands and friends since school. They began working together on comedy sketches for Radio 4 and are best known for creating and starring in the series ‘This is Jinsy’ for SKY ATLANTIC, which ran for two series and was nominated both for a Rose D’Or and a British Comedy Award.

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    A Fur Coat And Two Odd Shoes

    Why do you always walk on the other side of the street to your Dad?’ Minnie asked in her high, sing-songy voice, which sounded exactly like a small ginger-haired girl with glasses who lived next door (which is what she was).

    Freddy glanced across to where a lanky man in a ladies fur coat was striding down the pavement opposite, lifting his legs very high like a deranged horse.

    ‘Because I don’t want to be seen with him. He’s so embarrassing,’ said Freddy. He straightened his school blazer, which was very clean and neat.

    In fact everything about Freddy was clean and neat. His blond hair was cut perfectly straight across his forehead. Even the mole on his chin was exactly in the middle.

    Something struck his cheek. Minnie was picking bits off a pine comb and pinging them at him as they walked to school.

    ‘Why’s he wearing different-coloured shoes?’ She went on, nodding towards his father again.

    ‘I don’t know.’

    ‘What’s he doing with his legs?’

    ‘I don’t know.’

    ‘Why has he just walked into that lamppost?’

    All these were valid questions. Freddy turned to explain but as he did so his Dad leaned round the lamppost he’d collided with and shouted across, ‘DID YOU REMEMBER TO CHANGE YOUR UNDERPANTS, FREDDY?!’

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  • Chris Bran and Justin Chubb have written 1 private update. You can pledge to get access to them all.

    8th November 2018 Special Edition

    As you know, Dad Droid is now fully funded. Hurray! A big 'thank-you-much' to everyone who's got us published! This is just to let you know that the supporters list closes at midnight on December 3rd, so now is your last chance to get hold of a Special Edition of the book. So, why not buy one for a friend? Or the friend of a friend? Or your neighbour's uncle? Or Mr Forpeson, that retired Geography…

    7th April 2018 98% funded! We're soooooooo close!

    Thank you to everyone who has supported Dad Droid.

    We’re now 98% funded!

    We're soooooooo close!

    c & j x

     

     

    6th April 2018 92% Funded! Nearly there!

    Daily Greet!

    Bigly-much-thanx and warm-handrubbings to you all for getting us 92% funded!

    As you can see from the photo, we are enjoying the start of The Bloom Season, in traditional fashion, by balancing small versions of ourselves on our heads. (Remember, it's still not too late to start!). Please do spread the word to human people that you think might like Dad Droid, and let's see if we can…

    31st October 2017 16 more signed Jinsy scripts available now!

    Daily greet! 16 more signed Jinsy scripts have been added to our rewards! If you’ve already pledged and would like one of these, you can upgrade your pledge in your Unbound account. Just sign in, go to ‘Supported Projects’ and click the ‘Upgrade / Donate’ button. Thanks! c & j x

    13th October 2017 75% funded! + big pencils!

    The Droid is nearly complete!  Hurray!

    Another 25% and we can add its ears, thumbs, left foot and a couple of elbows. 

    Thank you to all those who have pledged so far.  If you have any friends who like books, robots, or books and robots at the same time, please let them know about 'DAD DROID' and ask them to pledge on it.

    Below is a photo of us writing the actual book, which can be a very…

    12th August 2017 70% funded! + Signed and numbered Jinsy map prints still available!

    Wow! We're now 70% funded! Thank you all so much for your support. Don't forget the newest addition to our rewards; signed and numbered Jinsy map prints! Please share / retweet / shout over the fence to your neighbour! 'Dad Droid' could soon be a reality!

    c & j x 

    A sudden buzzing from above made Freddy duck as the cat, strapped into a harness underneath a miniature airship, whizzed past…

    7th August 2017 Dad Droid is Two-thirds funded!

    Thanks for all your pledges. We're now two-thirds funded! Hoorah!  

    There's still a signed Jinsy DVD available as well as some signed Jinsy maps, detailing famous island landmarks such as 'Goat World', 'Burysomcorpsis Bay' and 'Slapper's Rock'.

    There's also still an opportunity to name two characters in the book and for a robot-themed day out with us in London.

    If you know anyone who…

    1st February 2017 Our visit to Mrs Tibb-Untwill

    Hello and welcome to our shed. Squeeze in!

    When we had the idea for ‘Dad Droid’, we knew we wanted it to be an adventure story that would be funny, exciting and hopefully a bit moving too. So we immediately jumped on a bus to East Croydon and visited an incredible woman called Mrs Tibb-Untwill, who trained us up as novelists, over many months, using cake and a large stick. Mrs Tibb-Untwill had…

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  • Amanda Ramsden
    Amanda Ramsden asked:

    Please, please please release more of the £30 signed This is Jinsy DVD's....... I'm gutted to have missed that reward as This is Jinsy is my favourite programme EVER! !!!!! I'll pledge then- promise! Amanda xx

    Chris Bran
    Chris Bran replied:

    Hi Amanda, we have just added 10 more signed DVDs to our rewards!

    Zanna Laws
    Zanna Laws asked:

    Dear Chris and Justin, Can't wait for total funding to be reached and looking forward to the book. In the interim, however, do you need an editor/proof reader? Being a total pain I do automatically edit everything I read and noticed a poor lost apostrophe in your excerpt: Freddy sighed. More than anything he longed for an ordinary life with an ordinary family like her’s. Don't shout at me - I mean well!!! (NB according to the late, great Terry Pratchett the use of more than one exclamation mark indicates the work of a sick mind!!)

    Justin Chubb
    Justin Chubb replied:

    Hi Zanna, Thanks for the correction - and the support! We love people who love grammar! c and j x

    Kim Morgan
    Kim Morgan asked:

    Daily greet! I've got a mini-question about the Rewards. Under the 'Jinsy Map Print' entry it notes "plus everything up to the Collectable level". Will this include the signed DVD, which is sold out as a separate pledge? Many thanks!

    Justin Chubb
    Justin Chubb replied:

    Dear Kim, thanks for your question. The collectable level includes a signed first edition of the hardback plus the ebook, and your name in the back of the book, but unfortunately it doesn't include the DVD. Many thanks for your support. Bestness, c & j x

    Liz Dodson
    Liz Dodson asked:

    As the signed DVDs are back, do I get one of those included if I buy the map? (As it says everything up to collectable). Jinsy Praise Him xx

    Justin Chubb
    Justin Chubb replied:

    Dear Liz, thanks for your question. The collectable level includes a signed first edition of the hardback plus the ebook, and your name in the back of the book, but unfortunately it doesn't include the DVD. Many thanks for your support. Bestness, c & j x

    Sue Davies
    Sue Davies asked:

    Hi, any idea when the signed maps will be posted? I've bought one as a birthday present for 26 June and am wondering if it will be here by then? Thanks!

    Justin Chubb
    Justin Chubb replied:

    Hi Sue, thanks for your message. Unfortunately none of the rewards will be sent out until the book gets fully funded. Sorry! all best, c & j x

    Diane Cockerham
    Diane Cockerham asked:

    Hi, I have pledged for both the Jinsy Map print and the Original Artwork. What else was included in the artwork pledge? Do you get a copy of the signed edition of the book? I wanted to get two different pledges as my husband died in February and I wanted his name as well in the book. We were both huge fans of This Jinsy and always watched it together. I wish we could get another run of it if not a Christmas special. Thank you for what you are doing. Diane x

    Chris Bran
    Chris Bran replied:

    Dear Diane, thank you for your very lovely message and for supporting us with your kind pledges. With the artwork pledge you'll also receive a copy of the signed edition of the book. It means a lot to us to know how much you and your husband enjoyed Jinsy and we would be honoured to include his name in our book. All best, c & j x

    Sarah Carratt
    Sarah Carratt asked:

    Hello. Is there any chance you might be offering some more Jinsy scripts? I would love to be able to ask for one for Christmas.

    Chris Bran
    Chris Bran replied:

    Hello Sarah, funnily enough we’ve just added 16 more signed Jinsy scripts to our rewards... unfortunately you won’t be able to get your script for Christmas though, as the rewards will only be made available once the book is fully funded. Thanks for your interest! All the best, Chris

    Pablo TheOddler
    Pablo TheOddler asked:

    Does the "Signed Jinsy Script" tier include everything before it too? And does the map-tier include a dvd as well? (As the dvd's are all sold out). I'm still thinking which tier is best for me, as I'm thinking of upgrading.

    Chris Bran
    Chris Bran replied:

    Daily greet Pablo! The 'Signed Jinsy Script' tier includes a signed first edition of the hardback plus the ebook, and your name in the back of the book, but unfortunately it doesn't include the DVD. All best, c & j

    Sue Davies
    Sue Davies asked:

    Daily greet! Congratulations on reaching the target! Quick question - will the maps be sent out now or with the book? Thanks Sue

    Chris Bran
    Chris Bran replied:

    Hi Sue, hopefully you've received everything by now. c & j x

    Roel Ketelaars
    Roel Ketelaars asked:

    It's great that we reached our goal! I was wondering if the Jinsy Map Print can be sent immediately? I can hardly wait....

    Chris Bran
    Chris Bran replied:

    Hello Roel, I hope you got your Jinsy map in time! c & j x

    Steve Wise
    Steve Wise asked:

    Hi Chris and Justin It looks like Dad Droid is now fully funded! Hurray! When are we likely to see it completed? Steve

    Chris Bran
    Chris Bran replied:

    Daily greet, Steve! It's out and available now! c & j x

    B.J. West
    B.J. West asked:

    Hey there! I received the first of the two copies of Dad Droid I pledged for, but not the second one, and not the map of Jinsy. Will those be shipping soon?

    Chris Bran
    Chris Bran replied:

    Hello! We’ll contact the publisher and find out where your second copy is. Best c & j