Two New for Ju-ly

pengu_promo2A superhero, a toy chest and a penguin. This week we find Kit and Arlo exploring their new surroundings.

Click Chapters > Book 1 > Chapter 1 above read. Or, if you’re returning, click “My Dogear” for your last marked page!


We’ve hit 100 likes on Facebook!

100_likes_promoA hundred may not seem like much, but it’s an important mile-marker on our way up. In addition to that, our last update for June has become our most clicked-on to date, racking up more than 400 views on the first day alone, so some of you out there are clearly spreading the word! Thanks!

But let’s not stop there! If you haven’t followed us yet, please do! You can also follow us on twitter, and don’t forget to dogear your most recent page in “Chapters” above!

Thanks again! We hope to see you with our next update!


At Long Last – Three New Pages

A light bulb in a sparse atticAfter a complicated couple of months trying to get our backgrounds modeled, we’ve finally posted three brand new pages.

5-1-promo-bOur heroes, Kit and Arlo are thrust further into their strange, new surroundings, including their new bedroom in a cold, barely furnished attic.

Click here
for the newest pages*, or go to Chapters > My Dogear to find your last place.
And, as always, if you like what you see, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, tell your friends and share share share!

*Your results may vary. We’re trying to fix that.


Crossing the Threshold

page5_promob… Both figuratively and literally. APD updates have been spare recently while I’ve been teaching myself a new suite of software in an attempt to make the whole illustration process a little more painless. But we’re over the hump now, and I hope to start adding new pages more than, you know, once every few months.
We’ve added two new pages to kick off the new year! Click Chapters > Book 1 > Chapter 1 to read, click “My Dogear” to go to your previously saves place, or click here to skip directly to the new pages!
Don’t forget to “dogear” your place! And if this is your first visit, check out our illustrated tour!


Welcome to APD 2.0

After several months of re-writes, illustration, programming and designing, A Penny Dreadful has found a new lease on life as a web comic!

For those of you not familiar with our story so far, A Penny Dreadful began as a pilot for an animated series that began production in 2005. After years of fits and starts, victories and drawbacks, we’ve decided to share the story of swashbuckling orphans Kit and Arlo with a wider audience while continuing to develop the animation.

We’re proud of what we’ve created so far. Not only do we have rich stories with compelling characters, but our exclusive “comic viewer” allows us to animate panels, create dynamically-generated elements and selectable web text for easier accessibility, translation and interactivity.

Get started by clicking Chapters above. Select Begin here for a quick introduction to the viewer, or Book I, Chapter I to begin reading.

There are still a few bugs we’re working out. If you notice anything that needs fixing, from a viewer bug to a typo, please let us know on the Contact page.

Thanks for visiting us! So much more is on the way!