Monday, June 16, 2008

Chad Carpenter Interview

Above: Chad Carpenter, who now gets to eat at the Big Cartoonists table, with Lynn Johnston and Mike Peters at the 2008 Reubens.

Creator of the newspaper panel TUNDRA, Chad Carpenter, won the National Cartoonists Society Newspaper Panel Division Award at last month's Reuben awards weekend. Megan Otts, writing for the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, interviews Alaska's hot cartoonist.

"After more than 15 years, Carpenter said new ideas don’t always come easily, but he finds he does his best work when completely relaxed.

"'I have to get in that zone where you’re half-asleep, half-awake and you just think of these funny situations like moose in hot tubs,' he said.

"Carpenter’s advice for aspiring cartoonists? Get into any publication you possibly can, build an audience and, most importantly, 'live at home at long as possible.'"

Hat tip to Megan for letting me know about the article.

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