Have you heard about the Halloween party they throw at Penguin headquarters in New York? It is so epic, so awesome, so legen(wait-for-it)dary that everyone in the company receives a safety memo beforehand reminding them of rules like, “Please, no fire.” Each department goes all out to create the best theme, including decorations, costumes, food, and booze. One year, someone built a full-scale, old-timey saloon in the copy room. They go NUTS. (Watch the hashtag #PenguinHalloween on Instagram and Twitter for an idea of the shenanigans.)
Well, much to my delight, Perigee (my imprint) and Tarcher (the imprint down the hall) teamed up to turn their section of the building into a Penguins with People Problemswonderland — snow and all. (Snacks include Swedish fish and fish crackers, obvs. Can’t wait to see what drink they’re serving.) I created little custom penguin portraits of the staff, showing off their quirky people-problems. Like this one, of Kevin.