About me

I’m Alex Hallatt, the creator of Arctic Circle, a comic strip about 3 penguins (who have emigrated to the Arctic), with an underlying green theme. In my own life, I try to make eco-conscious choices. However, I like the 21st century, so I am happy to see technology (yay, cheaper solar power!), communities (hooray for farmers’ markets!) and political action (emission reduction targets, please!) help to make it easier to be kind to the planet. 



  1. Hello Alex! I enjoy your comic strip. I visited New Zealand a few years ago. Mostly spent time on the south island; Dunedin specifically. It’s a beautiful country.

    I have a comic strip as well. It’s called Welcome to Falling Rock National Park; it takes place at a fictional national park in the southwest (I grew up in Arizona, so that’s what I know best). Falling Rock runs in a number of university newspapers; the dream is to one day be syndicated.

    I would love it if you checked it out and let me know what you think. Also, if you want to link to my site I would link back to you.

  2. Thanks, Josh

    If you ever come back to the antipodes, drop in and say hi!

    I don’t do link exchanges, but keep up the good work.

  3. Hi Alex, Love the penguins. My client and I also have a cartoon – Eco Ed, which appears in Packaging World Magazine. If you’re interested in exchanging links and/or featuring each other’s cartoons – that’d be great!

  4. Hi,
    If I find a comic that I would like to add to my blog, what is the process to do that?

    • Hello ~Dawn
      If you right click (control click for mac) the comic, it should allow you to copy the http address (URL) of the image (“copy image address”). Then past this URL into your post. That way, it will display the image from my blog inside yours!

      Thanks for reading!

  5. Fantastic cartoons. I am working in the Antarctic for the British Antarctic Survey and getting to see the real penguins (and polar bears in the northern summmer when we head for the Arctic). I have added a link to your site on one of my pages, trust that is ok.

    • Mike, that’s great! Sorry about the whole penguins in the Arctic thing – I have to explain that they are immigrants every now and again, since they don’t belong there! The sheathbills are funny (kind of like keas in NZ) – are they limited to the Antarctic?

  6. Saw this in a post online and thought of you when I saw the penguins – http://frugalliving.about.com/od/craftsgifts/ss/TShirt_Tote_Bag.htm

    • Nice reuse of materials.

  7. I love your site! 🙂

    Experiencing a slow PC recently? Fix it now!

  8. Hi,

    Thanks for linking to my podcast! I’d be happy to have you on the show sometime as well!

  9. Please email me when you get a chance. I have a question for you about your artwork for a project but can not seem to track down an email address to send you the information at. Please contact me when you get a chance.
    Thanks in advance!

  10. Hi Alex, I too enjoy Arctic Circle for the humor AND for the message. Thanks for linking to the Chix; it brought me here and I’ll definitely be back!
    Regardless of what Kermit says, It’s not that Hard being green.

  11. Hi Alex, big fan of your cartoons, always brightens up my mornings reading the newspaper!

    • Thanks, Hamish – brightened my morning to read your comment!

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