Welcome Back to the World of Fred & Penelope

With trade mark slippers and the long-suffering Penelope at his side, Fred is making his long-awaited return to the greetings card scene. Independent card publisher Holy Mackerel have recently been awarded the licence to develop a brand new collection of Fred greetings cards; introducing the comic character to a whole new audience. Officially launched at Autumn Fair, Holy Mackerel have created a range of 36 Fred greetings cards, with more promised in the near future.

The Fred story started way back in 1989; Kensington-born Rupert Fawcett was doodling when a little bald man in braces and slippers appeared. At that moment both Fred, and Rupert’s career as a professional cartoonist were born. Since those early days Fred cartoons have appeared in numerous newspapers and books, but it’s been eight years since Fred greeting cards graced the high street. As huge fans of Fred, the Holy Mackerel team are excited to bring the wonderfully funny Fred cards back to existing fans and a new generation.

The full collection of Fred greetings cards can be seen and purchased on the Holy Mackerel website. Cards will also be available to purchase from stockists nationwide, retailing at £2.15. Visit the Holy Mackerel website now.


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