Teacher Comics: So, so, so important

Posted in 2016-2017 school year with tags , , , on October 24, 2016 by Christopher Pearce


A fun conversation with my new neighbor! I ran inside VERY quickly to write this down as verbatim as I could.

Ohio Schools comic for September – Welcome back teachers!

Posted in 2016-2017 school year with tags , , , on October 17, 2016 by Christopher Pearce


Hey everyone, here’s my September comic from Ohio Schools Magazine. It’s some advice to new teachers.

Teacher Comics: Fiction is the real one.

Posted in 2016-2017 school year with tags , , , , on October 3, 2016 by Christopher Pearce


A rather long comic about where my head is round now in regards to teaching non-fiction. Two notes:

– Here’s where I pulled that statistic. While I don’t disagree with the findings, I hope the comic illuminates a little why I find implementing them frustrating.

– In the last panel, Henry is asking for “a witch book.” He’s referring to The Witch Saga by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, of which we read the first book, Witch’s Sister, to the boys. The author is mostly known these days as the writer of Shiloh but I think the Witch books are due for a resurgence in popularity soon. They’re uniformly fantastic

Pearce Family Holiday Drawings: Halloween 2016

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 1, 2016 by Christopher Pearce


Every year, I do a Halloween drawing of my family on social media. This year, I took a page from one of my favorite Stephen King books (‘Salem’s Lot is definitely in my Top Three). I was a little dubious about this being THE Halloween drawing, since it doesn’t directly connect to the season, but whatever!

You can see the rest of the holiday drawings over the year here.

Teacher comics: The origins of “you’re welcome”

Posted in 2016-2017 school year with tags , , , , on September 20, 2016 by Christopher Pearce


I’m trying something a little different right now with these one-offs. I’m going to do my best to simply capture conversation between students and myself. No commentary, no big picture thoughts on the state of education… just chatting with students.

I’m gonna try to do at least one of these a week from here on out. Wish me luck!

Teacher Comics: Post Labor Day Update

Posted in 2016-2017 school year with tags , , , , on September 6, 2016 by Christopher Pearce


I hope this isn’t too downbeat a comic to post on the day when most folks are heading back to school but I’ve been looking for a way to engage with the bad and (I want to stress) the potentially good stuff about my job as an inner city teacher. It’s safe to say that my frustration last year lead me to almost abandon doing comics full-time. Consider this a tentative step toward more comic productivity.

Hobbit Beach

Posted in comics with tags , , , on August 8, 2016 by Christopher Pearce