6 January 2023

#AntarcticLog: Happy New Year!

Posted by Shane Hanlon

#AntarcticLog is a series of comics by Karen Romano Young. You can find the originals here.
George Wortley posted pictures and news from Amundsen-South Pole Station this week, and I loved them so much I turned them into this week’s comic.  
The South Pole is as mysterious to me as it is to you. I rely on other people’s stories to get a sense of what it’s like.  This one’s from Guy Guthridge, and I appreciate it. Even more, I appreciate Guy, who founded the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artists and Writers program. I’m always looking for ways to get back to the ice — in person or through stories like this. 
I am glad to see that the line of Polies passing the flag from the old geographic location of the South Pole to the new one includes many women.  Here’s a comic I did about the first women to arrive at the South Pole.  All respect to them! 
And thank you George. Happy New Year to you! 
Karen Romano Young is a writer, artist, deep-sea diver, and polar explorer. Follow her on Twitter & Instagram.