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The Penned Guin returns in "The Big Blue" the latest collection of the award winning fun filled penguin comic strip.
The Penned Guin returns in "The Big Blue" the latest collection of the award winning fun filled penguin comic strip.
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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:    

Tumblr / Facebook / Instagram

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” 

Rewards  

Get the book 

Book cover
Book cover

Add some original art

Original Comic Strip Art
Original Comic Strip 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.  

The Treasury Edition
The Treasury Edition

Add our last Kickstarter book- "To Coldly Go..."  

To Coldly Go...
To Coldly Go...

The original art from the fifth anniversary story - 5 pages in total

Anniversary Story - Original art
Anniversary Story - Original art

 

 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.

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  1. Select this reward

    Pledge £1 or more About US$ 1.31

    Donate what you like

    If you enjoy the ongoing webcomic but have no desire for a physical copy of the book why not give a pound and receive my eternal thanks

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    Digital

    Get yourself a PDF version of The Penned Guin present

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    • PDF version of the book
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    The Big Blue - book

    Our book with the red cover.

    Get a physical copy of the new Penned Guin collection.

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    • New Book
    • PDF version of the book
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    Make it original

    The new collection and the original art of one of the comic strips (randomly allocated). Each piece is one of a kind and is ideal for framing.

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    • New Book
    • PDF version of the book
    • Original Comic Strip Art
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    Pledge £16 or more About $21

    With extra space

    The new collection, the original art, and a copy of the last Penned Guin book "To Coldy Go..."

    Includes:
    • New Book
    • Original Comic Strip Art
    • PDF version of the book
    • The Penned Guin - "To Coldy Go..."
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    Pledge £19 or more About $25

    With added Treasure

    The new collection, the original art, and a copy of the Penned Guin Treasury Edition.

    Includes:
    • New Book
    • Original Comic Strip Art
    • PDF version of the book
    • The Penned Guin - "Treasury Edition"
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    Pledge £25 or more About $33

    The previous two

    The new collection, the original art, a copy of the Penned Guin Treasury Edition. and a copy of "To Coldly Go..."

    Includes:
    • New Book
    • Original Comic Strip Art
    • PDF version of the book
    • The Penned Guin - "To Coldy Go..."
    • The Penned Guin - "Treasury Edition"
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    Pledge £30 or more About $39

    Commission your own strip

    The new collection, the original art, and your own commissioned A4 comics strip.

    Includes:
    • New Book
    • Original Comic Strip Art
    • PDF version of the book
    • A4 Commissioned Penned Guin strip
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    Pledge £40 or more About $52

    The very model of comic individuals

    The new collection, the original art, and the full fifth anniversary comic strip (5 pages of original art - A4 size)

    Includes:
    • New Book
    • Original Comic Strip Art
    • PDF version of the book
    • 5 page fifth anniversary story
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Funding period

- (30 days)