NCTE 2015: I got to meet Elizabeth Wein!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on November 21, 2015 by Christopher Pearce


One of the things I was most excited about for this year’s NCTE convention was to get the chance to meet Elizabeth Wein, author of one my favorite YA novels, Code Name Verity.

Longtime readers of the comic probably remember my doing a run of CNV related comics a few years ago. Elizabeth was nice enough to give those strips some notice when I published them… and I was able to give her a couple of copies of my mini-comics today.

Looking forward to reading her new book, Black Dove White Raven!


NCTE 2015: Super incredible!

Posted in Uncategorized on November 20, 2015 by Christopher Pearce


So yesterday was crazy and awesome.


I’m at the National Council of Teachers of English convention right now; yesterday I won one of three Penguin/Random House’s Teacher Awards for Literacy. Everyone here has been so great and the convention is amazing.

On the off chance any English teachers who follow my blog are at the NCTE convention today, above is a picture of me! Track me down and I have free copies of my mini-comics to hand out.

Teacher Comics: Comics, Classroom Reading, and Student Choice

Posted in 2015-2016 school year with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 18, 2015 by Christopher Pearce

NCTE Comic

A few weeks ago, I mentioned the National Council of Teachers of English asked me to draw a comic for their September newsletter. I was beyond excited for the assignment and chose the topic of student choice in independent reading. Me being me, I of course skewed it toward comics and graphic novels. I was happy to namecheck great books like Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, Jeff Smith’s Bone, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples’ Saga, and Raina Telgemeier’s Drama. All of those great comics have been banned in schools and libraries for what I view as laughable reasons. All of those comics should absolutely be available to young people to read and enjoy.

Tomorrow I’ll be making my way to the annual NCTE convention in Minneapolis where I’m receiving a Teacher Award for Literacy, so I thought on the eve of my trip, posing a nice version of this comic was worth doing.

Teacher Comics: 24 Hour Energy

Posted in 2015-2016 school year with tags , , , , on November 17, 2015 by Christopher Pearce


I’m sure someone somewhere is working on making these two horrible ideas a reality.

Teacher Comics: New lingo for teachers

Posted in 2015-2016 school year with tags , , , , on November 16, 2015 by Christopher Pearce


This was a new one on me, I hadn’t heard it until this summer.

Teacher Comics: The Goldilocks Principle

Posted in 2015-2016 school year with tags , , , on November 11, 2015 by Christopher Pearce


Teacher Comics: Ray Bradbury might be spinning in his grave…

Posted in 2015-2016 school year with tags , , , , , on November 10, 2015 by Christopher Pearce



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