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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.

Optimism Keeps You On Top!

Keep a positive mental attitude and the future will manifest positively optimistically. A t-shirt from Grin Big! could help you influence others to wear a smile. The true pandemic is negativity!

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Optimism is a Bridge to the Future with Grin Big! T-Shirts

Optimism is a Bridge to the Future with Grin Big! T-Shirts. Stop by our store in Florence, Colorado on Main Street for some Positive Vibes

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Stay Positive

Optimism isn't always easy. Stay Positive. Happiness is usually a choice.

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Be Your Brand! Gary Blehm, The Optimist Since 1989, says, "Do What You Like to Do" and "Be Positive and Follow Your Dreams".

Do what you like to do. Be positive and follow your dreams. Never Surrender. Never Give Up. Spreading the Power of Optimism and Positive Vibes, Gary Blehm is a motivational speaker and cartoonist encouraging kids to "Be Your Brand" and take what you love to do and make it your life. Blehm created his optimistic [...]

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What will today bring. I'm betting on something Positive.

Penman Gary Blehm, The Optimist. The ice is melting and I can see blue sky. Optimism flows through my senses. The dream is still alive through the Power of Optimism and Providence. Be Positive and Follow Your Dreams!

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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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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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Optimism isn't Always Easy

Optimism isn't always easy. There are road blocks and pessimistic forces ready to hold you back. Keep going! Never surrender! Never Give Up! It takes a special kind of motivation to follow your dreams where few dare to go. Believe in yourself and you will conquer mountains. Let nothing stop you. Push on. Nothing worth [...]

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Penman the Optimist Turns 30 This Year

Be Positive and Follow Your Dreams. Penman the Optimist Turns 30 this year. We're positively optimistic about the year ahead. What began as a cherished character drawing in the fifth grade of a one room school house near Aspen, Colorado in 1977 has become a positive and timely motivational inspiration to all those who refuse to [...]

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