Giveaway: “Tundra” playing cards.

31bj+FtE-zLReaction is always enthusiastic whenever I give away one of the “Tundra” comic strip collections. Why shouldn’t it be? Chad Carpenter is a very funny guy.

He’s also resourceful, having come up with an extremely portable and dual-use version of his best-selling anthologies: “Tundra” playing cards. (Insert your own “playing with a full deck” joke here.)

A set of the playing cards are up for grabs this week. As the artist suggests, use these for a poker game and see if anyone at the table can keep a straight face.

Imagine having 54 of the strip’s funniest cartoons at your disposal, including one of my personal favorites: a dog musher looking at a seemingly deflated husky and thinking, “Dang. A flat.”

(For a closer look at Carpenter’s northern lunacy, visit his site’s online store.)

These cards are great to take along when you travel. When faced with an airline delay, you can become a big screaming jerk or you can chill out and play solitaire. You can also pass the mini-toons around to get the folks in your immediate vicinity in a better mood.

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, Feb. 3. If I don’t hear back from the winner by 7 p.m. PDT Wednesday, Feb. 4, I’ll pull another name.

Note: Due to the high cost of international shipping, a winner from outside the United States will receive an e-gift card.

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  1. jestjack

    Would love to have the cards…Went on his sight and MAN this guy is a hoot and talented as well!

  2. Richard Hoefs

    Tundra is hilarious. In addition to creating Tundra, Chad is also making a movie with his brother: Moose, the Movie. My favorite Tundra is the one with 2 hikers and a grizzly bear. The bear has 1/2 of a hiker in his mouth while the other shouts “play dead” as advice.

    • Donna Freedman

      Have you seen “Clyde’s Last Selfie”? Pretty darned funny. If not, go to his online store and look under “mouse pads.” And yeah, I expect we might get the world premiere of “Moose” at the local art cinema. Or at least I hope we will.

  3. Carnette Ball

    My husband and son love Tundra. My husband takes pics of the cartoon from our newspaper and texts them to our son that lives in another state and doesn’t get the paper. They would love these.

  4. Carnette Ball

    I follow you on facebook

  5. Carnette Ball

    And I love your emails.

  6. I’m in! Thanks for the shot.

  7. These cards would be our “shot of AK” for the winter. We left Fairbanks in 1989 but come back every few years to visit family. Love this guy’s work!

  8. Me too!

  9. Follow by email 🙂

  10. These sound awesome

  11. I’d love these cards! Saw him at the Sear’s Mall back in the late 90’s. What a talented Alaskan! And his dad was a Trooper. 🙂

  12. Tina in NJ

    I’m in. Thanks.

  13. Cathy in NJ

    The cards look great:)

  14. Laura Patterson

    I would love those cards. Love to laugh!

  15. I would love to have those.

  16. These would be a lot of fun!

  17. What a neat give-a-way!

  18. Love, Love, Love Tundra. Since playing cards is one of my very frugal yet very fun hobbies I would love to win these cards!

  19. I would love to try my luck with these playing cards! Thanks!

  20. Ro In San Diego

    I would love to win these.

  21. I love your giveaways. I’m in!

  22. Would love to win these cards. Thanks for the giveaway Donna & Chad.

  23. I follow via email too

  24. Hope I win! Thank you

  25. OMG !! To funny ! Would love to win these 😉

  26. I’d love to send these as a gift to a college-age recipient. Funny stuff.

  27. I subscribe via email.

  28. I follow you on Twitter.

  29. sounds like many good laughs

  30. What a great deck of cards!! Thanks for offering it.

  31. I subscribe by email and look forward to receiving them.

  32. I follow Surviving and Thriving on Facebook.

  33. I regularly post your “funnies” on my Facebook page so my Hawaiian and Californian Families can see and read just how Fabulous you all are!! A deck of your cards would be “Icing On The Proverbial Cake”!!

  34. Facebook

  35. Email too!

  36. I would love to win the playing cards.

  37. Would love to win.

  38. Gipssy Lupin

    Ooh! I would love those! Thanks for the opportunity to win them and sharing your thoughts and ideas with us.

  39. Sheila Groleau

    I love card games.

  40. Cindy Brooks

    These would add a little fun to a game!
    someluckydog at gmail dot com

  41. Cindy Brooks

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  42. Cindy Brooks

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  43. I’d love to enter this drawing! Good luck to everyone!

  44. These sound amazing and fun! I follow via email.

  45. Twitter too.

  46. Facebook as well 🙂

  47. Love to win the cards. Follow on facebook.

  48. Kim Porter

    These look like great fun!

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