Teacher Comics: January 3rd, 2017

Posted in Uncategorized on January 17, 2017 by Christopher Pearce


Quick reminder everyone: The new home of the comic on Twitter is @teachablecomics, bookmark and follow if you’re interested!

News news news. News?

Posted in Uncategorized on January 16, 2017 by Christopher Pearce

Hiya everybody. On this federal holiday, I wanted to take a second and talk about a few running changes I’m making for the comic. I’m hopeful that this will mean more frequency with putting stuff up here.

So, starting tomorrow, I’m returning to a daily schedule. I’m excited about that!

The comics will be in a slightly different format (3 panels a day) because I’m starting to think about collecting them regularly and I feel like that will make eventually printing them out an easier job. The limit on panels is something I came up with to make doing the comics a little more feasible for me and so far it seems to be working rather well. I’m planning on working in more creative layouts for “big idea” comics but I think this format will work well for a daily journal type strip.

There will be a 2 to 3 week lag between when I draw the comics and when I post them. For example, next week’s strips will deal with the first week of January when we returned from holiday break. Tying the comics to actual dates is something I wanted to do at the beginning of the strip but ended up being too formidable a task considering the almost-daily schedule I had imposed on myself.

I’ve created a new Twitter feed for the comic. If you’re interested in following the comic on that platform, please add @teachablecomics to your daily Twitter reading. I struggled with the Twitter thing for awhile because I genuinely like using the platform to put the comic out into the world… but I also like to Tweet about TV shows and non-education related nonsense. From here on out, @teachablecomics will be all about education, and @capearce81 will be for my personal use. Feel free to drop that one from your daily reading if you’re uninterested.

…and I think that’s it. I’m appreciative to all of you who have been reading the comics for so long and I’m hopeful that my dry spell is over. Thanks so much!

Teacher Comics: Gonna be famous.

Posted in Uncategorized on January 10, 2017 by Christopher Pearce


This is a follow-up to yesterday’s comic. I wanted to focus on the very real idea that sometimes teachers have to ignore the teachable moment and push on… and while we shouldn’t be excited about having that happen, sometimes students miss those teachable moments as well.

Teacher Comics: Watchin’ people beat people up on your cell phone at school.

Posted in 2016-2017 school year with tags , , , , on January 9, 2017 by Christopher Pearce


This is an occasional problem, for real.

Comics: I’m useful!

Posted in comics with tags , , , , on December 29, 2016 by Christopher Pearce


…for the record, we’re pretty sure Elliot didn’t hear us, he was so absorbed in his Kindle. Plus he’s 9 years old so it’s going to happen eventually.

Christmas Comics Cavalcade Master Post

Posted in christmas comics with tags on December 23, 2016 by Christopher Pearce


Wow, I’ve written a lot about Christmas comics over the last few years. After taking an unintended break from the Christmas Comics Cavalcade last year, I’m glad to have had the time and the inclination to write a couple of more. I’ve linked ALL of the posts here for easy browsing. I’ve also starred some of my favorites. Happy holidays!

Harley Quinn #10 (DC Comics)

Doctor Who #12 (IDW)

Spider-Man Holiday Special 1995 (Marvel Comics)

The Batman Adventures Holiday Special (DC Comics) *

Comico Christmas Special (Comico)

Superman #165 (DC Comics)

X-O Manowar #26 (Valiant Comics) *

Force Works #8 (Marvel Comics)

DC Comics Presents #67 (DC Comics)

Walt Disney’s Holiday Parade (Disney Comics)

Super-Sized ALF Holiday Special #2 (Marvel Comics)

Extreme Super Christmas Special (Image Comics)

Terror Inc. #8 (Marvel Comics)

Ant Man’s Big Christmas (Marvel Comics) *

Gen 13: A Christmas Caper (Image Comics)

DCU Holiday Bash III (DC Comics)

Marvel Holiday Special 1994 (Marvel Comics)

Christmas with the Super-Heroes #2 (DC Comics) *

Marvel Holiday Special 1993 (Marvel Comics)

Bone Holiday Special (Cartoon Books)

Walt Kelly’s Santa Claus Adventures (Innovation Comics)


Christmas Comics Cavalcade: Harley Quinn #10 (DC Comics)

Posted in christmas comics with tags , , , , on December 23, 2016 by Christopher Pearce


I thought I’d do something a little different for this one. Usually, I dig into the back catalog of Christmas comic books for these posts… this time, I decided to go to the comic store and pick up whatever new holiday-themed comic book I could find for a review.

That goes to explain why today we’re looking at Harley Quinn #10, published in December of 2016 by DC Comics. Written by Jimmy Palmiotti (who inked some of the Spider-Man Holiday Special 1995, don’t you know!) and Amanda Conner, with a bevy of artists attending.


Cover price was $2.99 and I PAID $2.99 for the book. How do you like that?

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