Chance Alaska meeting with 'Tundra' cartoonist featured in The Day
I’ve got to share an unexpected meeting I had while visiting Alaska last month.
Arriving in Anchorage, we tourists were encouraged to attend the Saturday street fair that included dozens of vendors. After wandering among stalls of many lovely native crafts and artwork, I saw a sign that read simply “TUNDRA.” Even after being a fan of the cartoon for years it never occurred to me to question its name, but now I know that the cartoonist lives in the tundra area north of Anchorage!
I told Chad Carpenter that I looked for his cartoon every morning in The Day in southeastern Connecticut. He genuinely seemed delighted that someone from so far away recognized and appreciated his work. Of course, he was there selling Tundra books all too large for me to carry around for my entire trip, so he gave me a small Tundra 2020 calendar.
I am grateful to The Day for providing both Chad Carpenter and a delightful chance encounter!
Stories that may interest you
Sept. 8 was my son Anthony’s 50th birthday. He was thus on my mind as I drove to St. Mary’s Church and, coincidentally, saw another Anthony, New London Police Department officer and state Rep. Anthony Nolan, exiting his car for Shiloh Baptist services. Suddenly, four NLPD...
It’s time to take a hard look at the driving habits of Connecticut residents of all ages. On a daily basis, I observe in my small driving area people on cell phones, tailgating, drivers not yielding right of way, non-adherence to traffic signals and stop signs (California stops), illegal...
Does Dan Vogel’s op-ed, “Government works best at local level,” (Sept. 9), use data corrected for the disadvantaged students educated in public schools in contrast to those...
Wait, no, that can't be right. Did I just read that U.S. government employees of the National Weather Service made an accurate projection of the trajectory of hurricane Dorian, were backed up by other weather experts, were substantiated in real time by the actual path of the storm, and then were...