Alex Hallatt


Arctic Circle

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.



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


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


Ed is the geeky penguin. Very risk-averse.


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


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


Frank is a polar bear whose primary motivation is food.


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


Alex Hallatt

Alex Hallatt was born and raised in the West Country in England. She then moved to New Zealand, where she met her partner, Duncan. They spent a few years living in Australia, England and Spain before returning to New Zealand.
Alex became a professional cartoonist in 1999 with a job at a local paper in Brighton, UK. Her comic strip, Arctic Circle, was syndicated by King Features in 2007. She also creates comics for children's magazines and books, including the middle school chapter book series, FAB (Friends Against Bullying) Club.
You can see more of Alex's work at, where you can also sign up for the Illustrated Epistle, a monthly behind-the-scenes newsletter of New Zealand cartooning life.

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