About the Penguin

My name is Sara, also known as Optimistic Penguin, the Penguin, or OP for short.

I was born in the United Kingdom but I grew up in New Zealand as my parents immigrated when I was barely a year old.

Growing up I had a wonderful childhood full of imaginative play and make-believe worlds and, to be perfectly honest, nothing much has changed. I am still as much a day dreamer as I ever was. It is on account of this overactive imagination that I became captivated by the world of figure collecting, thus here we are.

On the 6th of July 2009 I launched optimisticpenguin.com, inspired by other figure collector's websites. Since then I have had the pleasure of making comics for your entertainment, reviewing a wide variety of figures in order to help inform prospective collectors, founding the Figurine-Comics club, and making friends; some of whom I have been lucky enough to meet in person.

A huge thank you to all of you who have been following me and a warm welcome to those who have only recently stumbled upon the Penguin.