Last February I reported that one Alaska legislator was hoping to name Tundra creator Chad Carpenter Alaska’s Cartoon Laureate (“like a poet laureate, but funny and easy to understand”). Today, Chad was officially recognized Alaska’s Cartoon Laureate for 2008.
Representative Wes Keller pushed for the citation saying, “Chad is one of my most famous constituents. I love his humor and success, and I was happy to ask my fellow legislators to support and co-sponsor this citation recognizing and honoring the work and goodwill he has accomplished for Alaska during his successful run of Tundra. His ability to export Alaska grown is a true example of what you can do when you put your mind to it.”