Pengcognito.com
weekly penguin cartoon

Recent:

Sep 20: And yet another downside to deep fakes.

Sep 13: Ulterior motives? Never!

Sep 06: Outranked by a butterfly?

Aug 30: And no fair using actual fantasy technology!

Aug 23: Sufficiently advanced magic is indistinguishable from science.

Aug 16: And it’s an art project!

Aug 09: 'Opportunity seekers' are just worth more.

Aug 02: An ongoing discussion.

Jul 26: Silly question.

Jul 19: Or get the extra-large size you can swim in

Jul 12: Fashion follows forecasts?

Jul 05: If it looks too easy...

Jun 28: Or living in a cartoon

Jun 21: Someone should do the ‘creepy vs. cute’ research now.

Jun 14: Happy Father's Day! However you celebrate it...

Jun 07: And I was afraid I'd have to crowdfund it.

May 31: Never assume that things are not as weird as you suspect.

May 24: And don’t even get me started on geothermal!

May 17: Before that works, let's find some tournaments with cash prizes.

May 10: Plus there are plenty of less fun economic stimulus programs.


 


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.