Tundra: Nature's Favorite Comic Strip

Tundra: Nature's Favorite Comic Strip

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by Chad Carpenter
     
 

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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

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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 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.

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780740785436
Publisher:
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date:
10/20/2009
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
9 Years

Meet the Author

 Paulo Carminati has been working in the beverage industry for over a decade, representing some of the finest breweries and wineries in the world. His work has taken him from the foothills of the Andes in South America to vineyards all over Europe. When not collaborating on wine lists for top restaurants in Boston and New York, Mr. Carminati is busy consulting with winemakers from up-and-coming markets, such as Brazil and China, helping them to develop their production for the international trade. He currently lives in Manhattan.

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Tundra: Natures Finest Comic Strip 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 46 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very funny a must but to short ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Those are the WORST bios I have ever seen!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best comic ever!! So so so funny2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Chad carpenter and garry laraon are similar but ive read both tundra is way better they just have a similair sense of humor
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name darkkit....age less then one moon.......looks grey tom with faint black stripes/markings blue eyes......
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was identical to spiritheart she sat down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ivystar! I need to talk with you. Are u here?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks in and asks Sunstar, "I got two more foxskins. How many more do you think we need?" He says to Ivystar, "That's already been settled. Sunstar agreed to be called Wiseclan until we had the numbers to retaliate," she said, giving Sunstar an ice cold glare.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He bounded in dilently and listened.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A carateristic comic full of fun and action.
Mikeys-Laugh-Books More than 1 year ago
Chad Carpenter has a WONDERFULLY sick, yet very FUNNY sense of humor. There are quite a few comics in here, purely sight gags, no words needed to make you laugh. To be honest, his bear mauling campers, hikers, and hunters jokes, are extremely funny. I can't recommend his books enough. I've even tried to get the books sellers to buy and read, (at least read), one of his books.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love tundra I read them in the newspaper all the time
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To Caleb: Yes, its worth every penney!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow i love this book it is so awesome
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Should I buy it? Is it worth $8.00? Reply to Caleb. Is it worth it?