Pengcognito.com
weekly penguin cartoon

Recent:

Jul 13: The app gets the royalties, though.

Jul 06: Birth of a labor movement.

Jun 29: That’s not an amuse-bec, it’s the entrée.

Jun 22: It's not even a big red button.

Jun 15: The industrial strength version.

Jun 08: But the Old Farts' Coffee Club would like to speak with you.

Jun 01: Practice makes better (and sometimes a free lunch.)

May 25: All apps will be reduced to one button, that does everything, randomly.

May 18: How to succeed by failing.

May 11: And there’s some assembly required.

May 04: If you can't print edibles, what's the point?

Apr 27: It's like a big red button labeled DON'T PUSH.

Apr 20: Getting parts is tough, though.

Apr 13: Or you could use it as a random number generator.

Apr 06: They don't know how to use the command line, either.

Mar 30: Make sure you post a picture of it first, though.

Mar 23: Go ahead, try this at home. As long as you don't live near me.

Mar 16: It’s a fine line between fashion and crazy. Too bad it’s not a fence.

Mar 09: I only made one little change.

Mar 02: Having a time machine means you can really indulge your hobbies.


 


Pengcognito FAQ

(new)Q: I want to make a comment about the strip - where can I go to do that?
A: Pengcognito is now available on three blogging sites. All three will allow you to create a free account so you can comment on the strip, as well as make a blog of your own. (C'mon, it's fun!)
Livejournal:
pengcognito.livejournal.com
Wordpress:
pengcognito.wordpress.com
Blogger:
pengcognito.blogspot.com
Q: Can you remind me when the new comic is up?
A: We live to serve. Here you go:
Notify me as soon as the new one is out:
This will get you the weekly newsletter, with links to the current cartoon.
Q: Suppose I am a role model, and I still want a penguin t-shirt, mug, mousepad, tote bag or tatoo?
A: You're in luck! Unless you want a tatoo. But lots of other penguin stuff is now available here:
www.cafeshops.com/pengcognito
To fit on the mugs, the strips have been changed a little or abbreviated. You can see the new versions here.
Q: What are those herrings and half-herrings doing next to the links? They're making me hungry.
A: Those are ratings. The more herrings, the better (as in life.) You are now able to add your rating once you've scrolled to the end of an episode; please feel free. We promise not to mail you guano or leftover herring guts if we don't agree.
Q: C'mon, that's really all the same peguin in different hats.
A: We're a bit insulted you can't tell us apart.
Q: Isn't it Bad to anthropomorphize animals, especially wild, endangered ones?
A: It would probably be better to penguify humans, but it's not nearly as funny. Besides, penguify.com was taken.
Q: Are you ever going to get in, um, compromising situations?
A: You mean, is your Big Brother filter going to block the site? Not intentionally on our part (this is as close as it will get.) It has already been blocked by at least one misguided program - for what reason, we have no idea, unless the filters are mistaking the word "penguin" for another famous and fun word that starts wth "pen"...
Q: The human world sucks. Can I come live with you guys?
A: You are welcome to stay here as long as you bring a couple of kegs of Herring Lager and cook the breakfast herrings.
Q: No, really, what's all this then?
A: Jen started making these as birthday cards for her sister Tina, who really likes penguins.

Then, since humans tend to go out in gangs for birthdays, she started doing them for other relatives and friends. They are the sort of things that are fun to pass around at Japanese steak houses while you're waiting for the chef to throw food on you.

Her husband (Moof) takes the actual penguin photographs, but most of the rest of it is not his fault. He comes up with the occasional brilliant inspiration, like the WaddleMaster 3000.

Jen can occasionally be found doing incomprehensible human stuff like writing USB device drivers for the Mac, doing software archaeology, or making database back ends for web sites at House of C, (a quirky little software company) when she really ought to be busy documenting the secret life of penguins, which is a lot more interesting.