About Us

Step into the captivating world of Penificent, where comic books and workshops become powerful tools to tackle difficult topics and ignite conversations. Founded by Steven Okeya and Anthony Aina, our social enterprise has taken the nation by storm since its inception in 2017, attracting widespread attention and media acclaim.

At Penificent, we have a bold mission: to connect with young people and unlock their full potential in a fresh and engaging way. Through our diverse range of characters, our comic books delve fearlessly into pressing social issues like mental health, knife crime, and gang culture. We believe that comic books possess a unique power to educate and spark meaningful discussions, giving voice to those who are most affected by these challenges.

Our stories are inspired by real-life experiences, drawing from our upbringing in the vibrant city of London and broader global issues such as wars and famine. By seamlessly integrating these thought-provoking narratives into education, each book becomes a catalyst for deep reflection and dialogue. With questions like “What would you have done in this character’s shoes and why?” or “How would you navigate a tempting situation like the one faced by this character?” our comics foster critical thinking and empower young minds to shape a better future.

But Penificent goes beyond comic books and workshops. We are a platform for positive influence, addressing the social issues that young people encounter every single day. As we embark on this journey, we invite you to join us and support our cause. Together, we can make a lasting impact and empower the next generation to rise above adversity.

Are you ready to be part of the Penificent movement? Together, let’s create a world where diverse voices are heard and change is sparked, one captivating comic at a time.