Pengcognito.com
weekly penguin cartoon

Recent:

Feb 23: How to hate 3d video meetings as much as the 2d ones.

Feb 16: There really is only the one answer.

Feb 09: The beach isn't for everybear.

Feb 02: Less authentic is OK.

Jan 26: And now you know.

Jan 19: Or you could do your hobby after dinner.

Jan 12: Sturgeon's Law as applied to LLMs.

Jan 05: There's no pleasing some penguins.

Dec 29: In the Penguiverse, you only have to tell it once.

Dec 22: It's pigs and those oyster-seed thingies, isn't it?

Dec 15: Does this even count as a superpower?

Dec 08: No, I said maybe _you_ could...

Dec 01: The real reason for the cover-up.

Nov 24: We should try it.

Nov 17: When your life is already weird it can be hard to tell the difference.

Nov 10: That's one way.

Nov 03: And where would be the fun in that?

Oct 27: Would make a good Halloween costume on a more agreeable cat.

Oct 20: The squabbling is so intense because the stakes are so small.

Oct 13: More weird cat-related shopping.


 


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.