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Peter Dunlap-Shohl - Traffic Snarls
By Peter Dunlap-Shohl

Traffic Snarls
Copyright 2011 Peter Dunlap-Shohl 

Traffic Snarls is a guide to the deadly feud between Anchorage cyclists and Anchorage motorists. This animated survivor's manual outlines the situation on the ground and dispenses helpful advice about how you can stay safe on your bike (Sample safety rule: "Don't leave the house, ever." It's just common sense, really.) "Traffic Snarls" will get you thinking hard about how your locomotion choice affects others as well as how the choices of others affect you.

A film by Peter Dunlap-Shohl.

About the Author: Peter Dunlap-Shohl worked as cartoonist for the Anchorage Daily News for over 25 years. He produced four editorial cartoons per week, concentrating on local topics. He also created and oversaw a local interactive political cartoon caption contest for which he drew one cartoon a week that readers completed by submitting captions. Pete also created animated cartoons for the Anchorage Daily News website.

Peter is now freelancing and working on his many cartooning and animation projects. You can catch the latest at Frozen Grin.

Pete was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 2002, and maintains "Off & On, The Alaska PD Rag" a blog about living with Parkinson's that features original cartoons and illustrations.

Dunlap-Shohl has won various prizes, including the First Amendment Award from Alaska Press Club. He was also awarded first place in the 2002 Society of Professional Journalists Northwest regional editorial cartoon competition.

Dunlap-Shohl has lived most of his life in Anchorage, surviving the largest earthquake ever recorded in North America, the Exxon Valdez oil spill, and sundry volcanic eruptions and moose charges. He lives in the foothills of the Chugach Mountains with his wife Pamela and son Wiley. Hobbies include biking, and playing the dobro.


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