Alex Hallatt

About

Arctic Circle - Having Fun in a Changing World

Arctic Circle is a comic strip about three penguins who have migrated from the Antarctic to the small town of Snowpeak within the Arctic Circle.

The penguins have joined a polar bear, a snow bunny, a lemming and an Arctic tern. Collectively, they deal with everything the 21st century has to throw at them, including climate change, fashion, Facebook and genetically modified organisms gone wild.

Arctic Circle was nominated for "Best Comic Strip" at the Australian Cartoonists' Association’s Stanley Awards in 2009 and 2010.

Characters

Oscar

A cheeky penguin who has his heart in the right place and a need to be loved.

Gordo

Gordo is the laid-back and easy going dude penguin.

Ed

Ed is the geeky penguin. Very risk-averse.

Hector

Hector is a ruthless Arctic tern who runs the bar and just about every other business in Snowpeak.

Howard

Howard is an intellectual snow bunny who takes himself a little too seriously.

Frank

Frank is a polar bear whose primary motivation is food.

Lenny

Lenny is a very trusting and gullible lemming with hidden talents.

Author

Alex Hallatt

After getting a degree in biochemistry and working seven years in the pharmaceutical industry, Alex Hallatt got her first newspaper cartoonist job in 1999. She worked for Brighton, UK's daily newspaper for four years, creating a topical cartoon panel and a daily comic strip. In 2003, she emigrated from the UK to New Zealand. Arctic Circle was syndicated by King Features in 2007. In 2008, Alex crossed the ditch to live in Melbourne, Australia.

When she is not toiling away at the drawing board, Hallatt is a keen hiker, camper, cyclist, composter and wild-water swimmer.

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