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Soaring Penguin Press

Ignatz and Eisner nominated publisher
of comics and graphic novels

Soaring Penguin Press switch to a crowdfunding business model

Crowdfunded titles will provide greater up-front payment to creators With immediate effect, Soaring Penguin Press will be moving to a crowdfunding business model, starting with any currently scheduled titles. Following the publication of the UK Comics Creator Survey (, Tim Pilcher and John Anderson examined their business model to see if there was a way to redress the imbalance in the earnings of comics creators. “We realised that the traditional royalty-based pay scheme meant there…

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Soaring Penguin Press purrs with delight over Urban Tails

Soaring Penguin Press has signed an agreement to publish Ilana Zeffren’s Urban Tails. Originally published in Hebrew, Urban Tails is a set of stories about Ilana, her wife and their two cats, Rafi and Spaghetti. But mostly it’s about the two cats. “When we received the submission, I was immediately charmed by the gentle storytelling,” said co-publisher John Anderson. “Apart from the humour derived from living with two cats, Urban Tails also gives us a…

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Soaring Penguin Press donates books to Cartoon Museum

Soaring Penguin Press and artist Mark Stafford have teamed up to raise money for the Cartoon Museum. Together, they are offering up signed editions of The Bad Bad Place, together with an original A6 piece by Mark Stafford, artist on The Bad Bad Place and Artist-in-Residence at The Cartoon Museum. After having had an expensive move at the end of 2019 to a new location, and being forced to close their doors temporarily due to…

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Soaring Penguin Press signs with new digital platform, Inky Pen

Soaring Penguin Press have agreed a contract to provide their titles to Inky Pen, a digital platform that uses the Nintendo Switch. InkyPen is an all-you-can-read comic and manga reading service on Nintendo Switch, developed by a Norwegian startup company. The company has large goals to get the best publishers on board and provide a great range of content for InkyPen readers. “It’s a terrific platform,” says publisher John Anderson. “You can use the Switch…

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