Classic PENMEN® T-Shirts

Penman first sold on t-shirts in 1990. The daily PENMEN comic strip and posters were printed in black and white. Only the Sunday comic strip ran in full color. PENMEN Classic Black and White T-Shirts return Penman the Optimist to the earliest of t-shirt designs by Gary Blehm, The Optimist.
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Classic Black Label PENMEN® T-Shirts 1989 Derivatives


Find the Two Identical PENMEN® Published 1989

Gary Blehm published his first poster, Find the Two Identical PENMEN in 1989. 18 posters followed with 100,000 posters sold nationally and around the world. A comic strip followed with a published book and syndication. T-shirts were introduced in 1990 and have grown into a positively optimistic apparel brand Grin Big!™. See our posters and t-shirts at

Be Positive and Follow Your Dreams in a T-Shirt from Grin Big!™ by PENMEN®

When you set out to follow your dreams you should always be yourself and make your own path, walk your own walk, and carry a big stick. Dreams come true in t-shirts from Grin Big!™ by PENMEN® Were we have been spreading optimism and positive vibes since the 1980’s. Be positive and follow your dreams. The power of optimism will lead you to your destiny.  Visit our t-shirt shop at

Be Positive and Follow Your Dreams

Grin Big!™ T-Shirt Outdoor Apparel Brand

Today was a day for creek-side branding for Grin Big!™ Apparel by Gary Blehm, The Optimist and brand creator at PENMEN® Studios. Visit to see our t-shirts and spread optimism this fall and holiday season. Dreams come true in optimistic t-shirts from Grin Big!™, where we have spread the power of optimism and positive vibes since the 1980’s.

Grin Big!™ Apparel and T-Shirts

PENMEN Comics, The Ink Puddle

PENMEN the Wordless Comic Strip ran in national syndication for five years in the 1990’s. The message of optimism and positive vibes is evidenced by Penman’s ability to always keep a positive attitude no matter what situation he finds himself in. His glass is always half full. A positive mental attitude will help you achieve your dreams. Take a look at our optimistic t-shirt brand, Grin Big!™ by clicking here:

The Ink Puddle