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Spread Positive Vibes, Grin Big!™ Cotton T-Shirts Spreading the Power of Optimism Since 1989

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Since 1989 Penman the Optimist has spread the power of optimism and positive vibes inspiring individuals to "Do What You Like to Do!". Today Grin Big! Apparel offers T-Shirts with designs that celebrate those positive vibes with those things you like to do. Maybe we have a T-shirt just for you. Be Positive and Follow Your Dreams! Life is Good when you Grin Big!

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

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 [...]

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Optimism Never Melts Away with Grin Big! T-Shirts and Apparel

Optimism Never Melts Away with Grin Big! T-Shirts and Apparel. Penman the optimist holds a giant ice cream cone with a large half moon shaped smile. Spread Positive Vibes!

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Optimism is the Balance

Life isn't always easy, but it can be fun with optimism. Optimism is the balance.

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Spread Positive Vibes

Be Positive and let everyone see it. Smile like you mean it. Spread Positive Vibes!

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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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Gary Blehm, Penman Spreading the Power of Optimism for 30 years

Spreading the Power of Optimism for 30 Years. What was first envisioned in 1977 in a one room school house near Aspen, Colorado has become a true story of perseverance. During the 1990's while the PENMEN® comic strip ran in national syndication, Gary Blehm, The Penman gave motivational speeches to schools on the subject of optimism, [...]

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Penman is Sustained by Optimism in the Great Outdoors

Penman the optimist loves the great outdoors. He has been sustained by the power of optimism since 1989. Take a look at our optimistic t-shirts celebrating positive vibes and outdoor recreation. Join Penman on his next camping trip.

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Climb Every Mountain with Penman the Optimist and a Grin Big!™ T-Shirt

Climb Every Mountain with Penman the Optimist and a Grin Big!™ T-Shirt. Sometimes it's not enough to climb only one. You may need to climb two at once. Multitask with the power of optimism and keep on climbing. Nobody said success would be easy. You must keep going and never, ever give up not matter [...]

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