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Penman the Optimist featured in Comic Strip, PENMEN® Since 1989 and still grinning big!

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In the 1990's the comic strip PENMEN® ran in national newspaper syndication. It was a completely wordless feature and remains a silent webcomic today. PENMEN® first gained notoriety as a series of poster prints with various versions of the theme "Find Two Identical PENMEN". Visit PENMEN.com to see more art and products by Gary Blehm from the T-Shirt and Gallery Grin Big! store in Florence, Colorado.

Fall 2020 at Grin Big! Apparel

Smile more. It's fall 2020. Fall offers a spirit of optimism for the future. 

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Grin Big!™ & Stay Positive

The glass is always half full at Grin Big!™ apparel. Penman the Optimist is chuck full of Positive Vibes and Optimism. Stay Positive and peace will be yours. Smile more and be happy. Just the simple act of smiling will lift your spirits and encourage those around you to do the same. So keep a [...]

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The PENMEN® Comic Strip, a Wordless, Sequential Art Curiosity

The PENMEN® Pantomime Comic Strip ran in a limited number of newspapers through the 1990's. There was never a single word used to tell stories in three frames or less. Creator, Gary Blehm tried to introduce something new into the comic pages and it did best in color Sunday comics reaching millions. To this day [...]

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Now That's a Happy Hat!

New Happy Hats from Grin Big!™. They'll know you're wearing a grin when you have this head gear on. If you love ball caps this could be a very special addition to your collection. Spread Optimism when you wear the cap of positivity. Remember, Dreams Come True in Optimistic Apparel from Grin Big!™

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