The Penned Guin returns in "To Coldly Go..." latest collection of the award winning comic strip. Pulling together over 170 comic strips of fun filled penguin laughs and giggles.
Penguin (noun, Ornithology)
- any of several flightless, aquatic birds of the family Spheniscidae, of the Southern Hemisphere, having webbed feet and wings reduced to flippers.
Penned Guin (noun, Panelology)
- many comic strips featuring the antics of funny little penguins that have been penned by writer/artist Alan Henderson
- see also – dad jokes; puns; webcomic; comic strip
Who are we
The Penned Guin comic strip features the fun antics of a funny group of penguins from the pen of writer/artist Alan Henderson. With family friendly humour for all, the daily webcomic started in early 2013 to the website - pennedguins.tumblr.com
The New Book
“To Coldly Go...” is an all new book that pulls together over 170 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 humour - as our penguin crew have adventures in space; hold an election and visit the vet.
Why Kickstarter for this book?
The Penned Guin Treasury Edition was a successful Kickstarter at the start of 2017 and allowed the penguins to fly round the world. So I'm offering the new book through the same process to allow me reach as wide an audience as possible but don't worry you'll still see us at comic conventions across the UK.
What do people say about the Penned Guin?
WINNER Best humour comic - Edinburgh Comic Con 2017
"This is an absolute joy, every page is funny and some are very poignant. It's a great read and wonderfully drawn. Highly recommend this" (5 Stars) Alex via Amazon.co.uk
"It's just the kind humour that happens to be to my liking – and when it also stars penguins, we've entered into a must-read territory." TAGAP.net
How am I using the money?
The Penned Guin is a labour of love and isn't here to make me rich (but if somebody wants to do that I'll not send you away!). So the money raised will be used as follows - 10% goes towards Kickstarter/payment fees;15% goes to the fulfilment and packing; then 75% supports the book printing.
Where to find us
If you want to see more of the Penned Guin online check us out on social media:
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.
Or add a commission - examples here
If we reach £500 all physical tiers will include 2 new prints - these are A5 and feature images from the book.
If we reach £600 all levels will include a PDF of our previous book We Waddlers
If we reach £700 all physical tiers will include 2 all new pin badges
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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