Tundra: Nature's Favorite Comic Strip

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From the vast frozen wilderness of Alaska, Chad Carpenter brings Tundra. The National Cartoonists Society named Tundra as the Best Newspaper Panel Cartoon of the Year in 2007. These are award-winning cartoons from a naturally wonderful place.

A tour guide might overlook some of the more quirky aspects of Alaska, but Carpenter sees it in a completely different light (even if that light only shows itself part of the year). Carpenter gives nature's residents, the furry and the ...

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Overview

From the vast frozen wilderness of Alaska, Chad Carpenter brings Tundra. The National Cartoonists Society named Tundra as the Best Newspaper Panel Cartoon of the Year in 2007. These are award-winning cartoons from a naturally wonderful place.

A tour guide might overlook some of the more quirky aspects of Alaska, but Carpenter sees it in a completely different light (even if that light only shows itself part of the year). Carpenter gives nature's residents, the furry and the not-so-furry, full attention. He also gives them voices that can bring a tear of laughter to the eye.

Tundra is full of talking snowmen, inept hunters, obsessed fishermen, and inviting wildlife looking for their next meal. It's also packed with an abundance of hilarity.

Tundra: Nature's Favorite Comic Strip features a "best of" collection with 560 cartoons from over 16 years of syndication.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 6 Up—The Far Side was one of the greatest comic strips in recent history. Gary Larson's offbeat humor, with its anthropomorphic bugs and lumpy human beings, has influenced countless similar strips, like Rubes, Close to Home, and a host of others. Tundra is another one of those imitators, though Carpenter's art comes a little too close to being more copycat than imitator in this collection of single-panel comic strips. Carpenter lives in Alaska, so there is a bias toward subjects like snowmen, hunters, and moose. It's not that it's not funny—there are some decidedly clever moments, like the witch in the grocery store with a cart full of sugar and gingerbread mix who says she's "building an addition" or the cannibals who are excited to get feet in their stockings for Christmas. But besides rarely straying from typically Larsonesque themes (despite the geographically specific characters), the collection suffers from lax editing. There are a number of jokes that appear in barely altered permutations throughout—in one case, two jokes about the origins of chiropractic medicine occur within a mere four pages of one another. Also, the snowman-with-a-melted-face gag is seriously overused, and the book is about 100 pages too long. All that said, as a supplemental title in a larger collection, this book will find its fans.—Jason M. Poole, Webster Public Library, NY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780740785436
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/20/2009
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 248
  • Sales rank: 588,266
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Tundra launched in 1991 and was inspired by the cartoonist's upbringing in Alaska. Carpenter, who still makes his home in Wasilla, a small town outside Anchorage, manages to find fresh sources of laughter every day from his frigid and familiar surroundings.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2010

    Farside Like Humor

    When I ordered Chad Carpenter's Tundra book I didn't expect the beautifully colored illustrations. The humor is quite good and relates well to people who live in the West or are familiar with wilderness areas. I enjoyed the book so much that I order another as a gift for folks in Idaho where it was a hit.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2012

    Re: nate

    You should get this it is soo worth it. Seth

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2012

    HILARIOUS

    It's like the best comics in the world!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2014

    Winter Sky

    Bio Name: Winter Sky Age: 14 moons Gender: Female Looks: White with light gray speckles and blue eyes Personality: Kind but shy, mostly keeps to herself Breed: Artic wolf and gray wolf Energy Level: Medium

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2014

    lol

    Very funny a must but to short ;)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2014

    WOW

    Those are the WORST bios I have ever seen!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2014

    H

    Bio

    Name: flight

    Gender: female

    Age: six moons

    Personality: bubbily, kind, brave, and super smart and silly!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2014

    Sylver

    Gender female Rank cheiftains heir Looks silver with white paws and blue eyes. Persona Kind and caring but kinda anti social.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2014

    ♥Bios for Midnight Peril♥

    Post your name, age, looks, desired job, gender, and any other.
    Jobs Available:
    Rank 2- Pack Mom--1 position
    Rank 3- Advisor--1 position
    Rank 4- Chief's Heir--1 position
    Rank 5- Norkis Leader( Hunt Leader)--1 position
    Rank 6- Elite Norkis (Elite Hunters)--11 positions
    Rank 7- Coll (Healer)--1 position
    Rank 8- General Norkis (Main Hunters)--unlimited positions
    Rank 9- Guards--3 positions
    Rank 10- Pack Pups--12 positions
    Rank 11- Landis (Punishment Maker)--1 position
    Rank 12- Scout--1 position
    Rank 13- Gnaw Wolf--1 position
    Rank 14- Lone Wolves--3 positions

    Please have a two word name for hierarchial purposes. And by the way we are a hybrid pack.

    My bio.
    Name: Alpha Sapphire
    Age: Twenty one moons
    Looks: White coat, blue eyes, small ears, and smaller than the average wolf.
    Breed: Arctic wolf mixed with arctic fox.
    Personality: Fast, tolerant, and a good leader.
    Activity Level: High

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2014

    Awsome!!!!

    Best comic ever!! So so so funny2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2013

    EDITORIAL IS AN ASS AND LIER!!!!!!!!!

    Chad carpenter and garry laraon are similar but ive read both tundra is way better they just have a similair sense of humor

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2013

    Darkkit's Bio (tom)

    Name darkkit....age less then one moon.......looks grey tom with faint black stripes/markings blue eyes......

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2013

    CheetahCrests bio &eta

    Age: 30 moons. Appearance: white with toirtoishell patches ((if you have read the manga in crookedstars promise i look like mapleshade)) spots, golden eyes with a soft blue rim around the iris, a dark pink nose and a white paw. Attitude: kind, sweet, homorous, happy, fierce in battle, and upsetted greatly when the topic of death is brought up.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2013

    Brokenstripe

    A coffe brown tom that has a crack shaped black mark on his back. His eyes are forest green and his paws are white. He is a good warrior and will fight for his life to protect his clan. Mateless but is lookin.likes:magpies,hunting,and training apprentices. Dislikes:twolegs , kittypets, and crowfood

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2013

    Lightfoot's Biography

    Her name is Lightfoot. (Nu duh.) She is a ash grey she-cat with silver stripes like a tiger and bright white paws. Her eyes are a bright orange amber. Her mate is Tundraclaw. They are thinking about having kits. Her mother was Silversky; a rougue who was forcemated by her father, Cheetwo

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2013

    Best comic you will ever read!!!

    Great

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2013

    Tundraclaw

    Name- tundraclaw gender- tom descrion- tabby cat with green eyes.......i am looking for a mate to have kittens with... if you want to be my mate reply back to tundraclaw

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2013

    Eagleflights bio

    She cat. Black with white specks that make her look just like the night sky. Has no kits or mate. Can jump really high and can catch birds easily. Would like a small active clan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2013

    Swirlheart

    Was identical to spiritheart she sat down

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2013

    Stormkit

    Pads in. He looks around at the big rock walls and the big soft nest. "im gonna live here one day!!" He turns around and races out, eager to train.

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