The award winning comic strip the Penned Guin returns to Kickstarter with “The Big Blue” - an all new collection of the daily cartoons that have appeared on-line from July 2017 to February 2018. The new book is 100 pages that are packed full with penguin laughs and giggles from the pen of creator Alan Henderson.
Who are we?
The Penned Guin comic strip features the fun antics of a funny group of penguins penned by writer/artist Alan Henderson. With family friendly humour for all, the daily webcomic has been running for 5 years and appears on a variety of social media:
The New Book
“The Big Blue” is our all new book that pulls together almost 180 of the daily comic strips, none of which have ever been in a printed edition before. The book is A5 landscape with 100 pages of black & white penguin humour featuring puns, dad jokes and cringing gags - as our penguin crew face the trials of travelling by plane; cope with being separating; and go fishing.
Why Kickstarter for this book?
The Penned Guin had two successful Kickstarter campaigns during 2017 – launching the books ‘The Treasury Edition’ and ‘To Coldly Go…’. Both of which allowed the penguins to ‘fly’ round the world, from New Zealand to Texas, as well as allowing us to make the statement “We’re big in Finland”
The new book is offered through the same process to reach as wide an audience as possible. The funds raises all go towards the production of the book and getting it into the hands of the backers, with any excess used to enhance the delivery and keep the strips appearing on-line.
Why back the Kickstarter?
The Kickstarter offers a number of tiers for backers with the book available in digital and print formats. The print version is offered at the discount price of just £6 and you can add copies of the previously Kickstarted books as well. You can also select tiers where you receive original art from the comics in the book or even commission your own piece.
The previous campaigns have successfully broken through their stretch goals and fingers crossed “The Big Blue” will do the same –
- Initial funding goal is £400;
- Stretch goal #1 is £600 – all physical reward levels will receive all new A5 poster art cards
- Stretch goal #2 is £800 – all physical reward levels will receive an additional Penned Guin book called “Expansion Pack” featuring 20 pages of Sunday Strips; selected previous commissions; and the fifth anniversary extended strip.
What do people say about the Penned Guin?
WINNER Best Humour Comic - Edinburgh Comic Con 2017
SHORTLISTED Best Graphic Novel - Scottish Independent Comic Book Awards (SICBA) 2017
“these books are ideal for the downstairs toilet”
“they’re just like the suicide bunny books…. but without the bunnies… or the death”
Get the book
Add some original art
Add the Treasury Edition : The book that collects the first five hundred strips that have previously been in the self published comics - Flying Lessons; Cold Feet; Out & About; and Melting Pot.
Add our last Kickstarter book- "To Coldly Go..."
The original art from the fifth anniversary story - 5 pages in total
Or add a commission - examples here
Risks and challenges
There are no real risks involved as the work is already completed and the files are ready to go to the printer as soon as I know how many backers we have.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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