Archive for November, 2009

day forty four.

Posted in Uncategorized on November 30, 2009 by Christopher Pearce

As this is written, the swine flu epidemic has fallen to the back pages of the news, but I can tell you that it remains a problem for public schools- attendance is still off what it was last year to an incredible degree.

chalkboard photo post

Posted in Uncategorized on November 30, 2009 by Christopher Pearce

We only had three days at school last week… and two following this lesson were spent in the computer lab, typing up letters. Hence, only one chalkboard drawing.

not teaching comics: kneel before zod

Posted in Uncategorized on November 27, 2009 by Christopher Pearce

No comic today, but I wanted to point out something I found online today. Hey You Guys! is a charity movie screening and silent auction benefitting DonorsChoose.org and they’re having an auction on Monday. There are some truly amazing pieces of 1980’s movie inspired artwork, including this one from Superman II that made me geek and laugh when I saw it.

 

Now seems as good a time as any to mention my own DonorsChoose profile; at this festive season of the year, it is more than usually desirable that we make some slight provision for the poor… and in many respects, that includes our nation’s public schools. I have three project currently awaiting funding: one to benefit my classroom’s small lending library, another that looks to expand that library’s insanely popular graphic novel selections, and a proposal for a digital camera to re-start our school’s lapsed student newspaper. A great way to support the comic is to donate to my classroom!

 

(I may mention this a couple of times in the month of December.)

happy turkey day!

Posted in Uncategorized on November 26, 2009 by Christopher Pearce

My current Facebook drawing. Hope everyone here in America is having a nice Thanksgiving and, if you’re don’t happen to be American, a wonderful Thursday.

day forty one, part three.

Posted in Uncategorized on November 25, 2009 by Christopher Pearce

I know I sort of beat a dead horse with this week’s batch of comics. It felt like they were a little self-indulgent, but then I remembered that this whole concept is self-indulgent, so I just went ahead and indulged.

day forty one, part two.

Posted in Uncategorized on November 24, 2009 by Christopher Pearce

day forty one, part one.

Posted in Uncategorized on November 23, 2009 by Christopher Pearce

A small three part experiment in this run-up to Thanksgiving break.

chalkboard photo post

Posted in Uncategorized on November 23, 2009 by Christopher Pearce

Since I did Marvel Comics characters last week, I did DC Comics super-heroes this week.

The last one is myself as the Kyle Rayner Green Lantern, a character who was sadly killed off in the comic books last week.

thrift store finds: she-ra: princess of power paint-by-water

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on November 20, 2009 by Christopher Pearce

Our next-door neighbor is currently in the process of cleaning out his house. He’s taken a real shine to my son and every couple of days, he catches us outside and gives us some kind of toy or book he’s come across for Elliot to play with. A few weeks ago, he gave Elliot a bunch of Paint by Water books. I used to love these as a kid, but I haven’t seen them very much in recent years.

One of the fun things about these books is that they’re vintage 1980’s. Included in the collection are Disney’s The Fox and the Hound, Emmett Kelly (the sad creepy clown) and, much to my delight, She-Ra. Elliot and I painted a couple together when I was sick a few weeks ago.

Bow (who appears in both of these pictures) was sort of the Rhett Butler to She-Ra’s Scarlet O’Hara. I always thought his costume was unbelievable feminine, but I never knew that he shot arrows with HEART tips until we did these paintings together. Look at that. How unbelievably non-threatening! Especially when you consider that the OTHER side of a heart would make a perfect arrowtip! What was he thinking?!?!

day forty.

Posted in the raven, Uncategorized with tags , , on November 19, 2009 by Christopher Pearce