Don’t Judge Me!, the all new treasury edition from the award-winning webcomic The Penned Guin by Alan Henderson, gets its official launch at the Whitespace gallery in Edinburgh tonight (Friday 3rd May), with an exhibition of some of the original art and drawings.
The Penned Guin comic strip features the fun antics of a funny group of penguins, offering family friendly penguin humour for all. The daily webcomic has been running for over six years featuring puns, dad jokes and cringing gags.
The exhibition displays almost 50 Penned Guinn original art pieces, all framed up for people to see (and buy if you like).
The new treasury edition features the second 500 comic strips of the daily comic that were original presented online from August 2015 through June 2017 before being collected into the four Penned Guin comic books, We Waddlers, Ice House, To Coldly Go… and The Sunday Postings.
Alan Henderson is an independent comic creator from Edinburgh. He started The Penned Guin back in 2013, offering strips that have covered topics as diverse as the Scottish referendum through to a penguin tug-of-war – and have garnered a following around the world.
“The idea started from a chat with my good friend Bob Turner (of Castle Rock Comics fame),” Alan recently told Comics Anonymous of the origins of the Penned Guin strip. “But I realised after the BHP event at last year’s Edinburgh Book Festival that there is a whole group of people who would like the Penned Guin but would never come to a comic con – so the idea of an exhibition will hopefully reach out to some of them.”
The Penned Guin © Alan Henderson
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.