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freeze•frame & nuggets

the northernmost reaches of humor
by Jamie Smith
Catch him at the Alaska Book Festival, June 12-14!



It's Gonna Be A Long Winter...

ISBN 978-0-9749221-1-9


Nuggets: A Big Ol' Pile of Cartoons from Alaska

ISBN 978-0-9749221-2-6


only $9.95 each plus $3 shipping & handling (book rate)

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The fruits of Seasonal Affective Drawing from Alaska's longest-running cartoon, freeze-frame and nuggets are homegrown humor from the heartland of the north. Smith's zany look at life in the Frozen North is appreciated by both visitors encountering our mosquitoes for the first time and sourdoughs with a profound understanding of that winter run to the outhouse...


Beaver Fever
$7.95, paperback, 112 pp, 5.5" x 8.5"

ISBN 0-9635803-1-0
İ 1995 by Norwolf Design/James T. Smith
All rights reserved
published by Dragon Press


Stuck in a Rut
$8.95, paperback, 96 pp, 5.5" x 8.5"

ISBN 0-9635803-2-9
İ 1999 by Norwolf Design/James T. Smith
All rights reserved
published by Dragon Press


To order any of these books,

e-mail us or send a check to:


Ester Republic
P.O. Box 24
Ester AK 99725


Please include $3 shipping (book rate) for the first copy, plus $1 for each additional book


Where to find Jamie's books



What discerning readers say about these books:


"This happy little book, very funny and purely Alaskan, got four thumbs up at our house. A pithy playing with puns has promoted Jamie to the front ranks of Alaska humorists." —Byron Birdsall


"...a cerebral celebration... Jamie beats a comic rhythm on my funny drum...this is damn funny stuff." —Gangly Moose


"Beaver Fever will have a gnawing effect on you." —Johnny Hart


"Very refreshing stuff. Like a Great Northern Goose to the spirit!" —Don Martin


"...catches the Spirit of the Wild's #1 sense; the sense of humor! I felt right at home at his campfire, laughing and feeling good." —Ted Nugent


"...I like the collection...It's quite different from most of the stuff I have seen. Like any hot stuff, it should be an easy ice breaker." —Joe Szabo, Witty World Intl. Cartoon Magazine


"Witty, funky, and a trifle demented. Cool stuff!" —Ray Troll


About the author:

Jamie Smith teaches drawing and cartooning at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and is afflicted with an unremitting sense of absurdity. His cartoon strips appear in papers around Alaska, and he regularly publishes editorial cartoons in The Ester Republic. When not on another extended solo backcountry trek into the wilderness, he lives and works in a one-room cabin in Ester with his two cats.


Bookstores & galleries carrying these titles:


The Annex
2922 Parks Hwy, Ester, Alaska


Bear Gallery
Pioneer Park, Fairbanks, Alaska


The Comic Shop
Fairbanks, Alaska


Gulliver's Books
Fairbanks, Alaska


Magic Carpet Denali

Denali National Park, Alaska


Old Harbor Books

Sitka, Alaska


Pandemonimum Booksellers

Wasilla, Alaska


PhotoSynthesis Alaska
Ester, Alaska


Tales Told Twice
Talkeetna, Alaska


Talkeetna Gifts & Collectibles
Talkeetna, Alaska


Title Wave
415 5th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska


UAF Bookstore
Constitution Hall, University of Alaska Fairbanks

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