Giveaway: “Tundra” calendar.

IMG_20150503_130130I 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.

To enter:

If you do any (or all!) of these things, please leave separate, additional comments to get credit for each entry.

The deadline is 7 p.m. PDT Tuesday, May 5. If I don’t hear back from the winner by 7 p.m. PDT Wednesday, May 6, I’ll pull another name.

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  1. conee corning-banks

    follow you on facebook

  2. conee corning-banks

    love your blog

  3. Sherry

    Met Chad at the Sears Mall years ago. His dad is a retired trooper. 🙂

  4. I hope Moose: The Movie comes my way. I’m actually from MD where I have lived my whole life with the exception of weeks of summer spent in New Hampshire at my parents summer cabin which I mentioned in a previous post.

  5. I follow you on Facebook.

  6. I’ve been receiving your emails for close to two years.

  7. deedee

    Happy to have found you again! The moose is fabulous & I hope he does get screen time in the lower 48!

  8. Vesta

    Would love to win this. Thanks for the giveaway Donna

  9. Vesta

    I follow via email

  10. Cindy Brooks

    I’d love to hang that on our wall!

  11. Cindy Brooks

    e-mail subscriber

  12. Cindy Brooks

    following on facebook

  13. Holly S

    Sounds like a fun calendar for either myself or an adult child. I only sign up for things I can/will use or gift.

  14. I want to be the envy of all the kids!

  15. I follow you via email AND you are on my blog roll. I don’t know how that happened, but it never seems excessive.

  16. Karen Sunderland

    Love your posts! Calendar sounds like something I would enjoy to share

  17. Robin

    Would love a moose calendar, so I am in! Don’t have any moose here in PA, but have a bear that was visiting last night. Think it is the same one from last year that all the neighbors were complaining about. Cute little thing,not fully grown, but at least 300 pounds!

  18. Caron

    I follow you via email and that calendar looks awesome – count me in!

  19. Tina in NJ

    Thanks for the giveaway. DH is really hard to get gifts for, but I bet he’ll really like this.

  20. Laure

    Thanks for another great giveaway.

  21. Laure

    I subscribe via email.

  22. Laure

    I follow you on Twitter.

  23. Cathy in NJ

    Thanks for the calendar give away, looks cute:)

  24. CarolH

    Looks like a great calendar. Would love to win it.

  25. CarolH

    I subscribe by e-mail to Surviving and Thriving.

  26. CarolH

    I follow Survung and Thriving on Facebook.

  27. kathy

    Would love to win the 2016 calendar. Receive you and your daughter’s emails! Love them both!

  28. Linda

    Would love to give this to great nephew for Christmas. He would be the envy of his friends!

  29. Linda

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  30. Linda

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  32. Ellie

    This sounds great!

  33. Pedro

    I hope Moose makes its way to our movie theater. Thank you for the chance to win the calendar.

  34. Pedro

    I subscribe via email.

  35. Julie in San Diego

    Would love to hang the calendar on my wall.

    And, I hope I get to see the movie.


  36. Julie in San Diego

    Just “liked” you on Facebook.



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