I saw “Moose: The Movie” again on Saturday, on the drive back from Fairbanks. The first time was at the world premiere of this goofy horror-film spoof, the brainchild of cartoonist Chad Carpenter, creator of the “Tundra” comic strip.
In the past I’ve given away “Tundra” books, playing cards and a calendar. Reader interest has always been high because Carpenter’s work is syndicated in some 600 newspapers worldwide. Not bad for a homegrown cartoonist.
Carpenter was on hand at the Saturday screening and was giving away “Tundra” 2016 calendars. In addition to signing the calendars he added a little moose drawing. Look to the left and you’ll see the result.
Enter to win and you may wind up owning the result.
Yes: Although this calendar is a hoot and also signed by the artist, I am willing to give it up to one of my readers. Since it’s for 2016, consider turning it into a cool holiday present. Or just keep it and be the envy of all the kids.
Incidentally, the film has a lot to recommend it, especially the gorgeous scenery and a quirky and sometimes bizarre sense of humor. Some of the jokes are funnier if you live here, but most of them will translate well.
Good thing, since Carpenter has had nibbles from theaters in the Lower 48. “Moose: The Movie” may be coming soon to an independent house near you. Meanwhile, follow the link in the first paragraph for the Anchorage newspaper’s review.
While I laughed as hard as anyone else at the premiere, I was a little disappointed that there was no red-duct-tape carpet or any drawings of moose nuggets running around with cameras (the poop-arazzi). Carpenter didn’t seem a bit sorry, though.
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