Archive for December, 2009

a half-month off!

Posted in Uncategorized on December 23, 2009 by Christopher Pearce

The happiest of holidays to all who read the comic, but a special thanks to the folks who donated to DonorsChoose in the past few weeks. I had another project funded yesterday afternoon and one well on its way thanks to people like you all. It is very appreciated amongst my students… and I also appreciate it as well.


not teaching comics: holiday week sketches

Posted in Uncategorized on December 22, 2009 by Christopher Pearce

So I was planning on posting comics all through this week, but I came to my senses and realized that most people aren’t going to be on the Internet during Christmas. Chronologically, we’re only in mid-November with these comic strips and I am anxious to keep going… but I’m not going to fall on my sword or anything. Instead, for the next few days I’m going to scan and draw some sketches that students have requested over the last week and a half.

At the end of every first semester, right before holiday break, I send a piece of paper around the classroom and tell students that I will draw them whatever they’d like. There are some restrictions, of course (no caricatures, no cartoon characters from shows that might raise red flags at home like South Park or Family Guy, and so on) but for the most part, I let them ask for whatever they want within reason. I end up doing quite a lot of the same types of drawings usually; Spongebob, Homer Simpson, and Mickey Mouse are always popular.

This was a drawing that I did NOT give out. It was requested but it didn’t meet my criteria (it’s a caricature AND sort of suggestive). Still… I was so impressed that someone requested a Star Trek drawing that I went ahead and drew it anyway for myself on my prep period. I guess the movie really took hold of at least one of my students.

chalkboard photo post

Posted in Uncategorized on December 20, 2009 by Christopher Pearce

Only one this week as we’re doing more review of past material for the inevitable semester exam than covering new stuff. This is likely to be the last chalkboard photo post of 2009, since holiday break starts in a few days.

pearce family holiday drawings: christmas 2009

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on December 18, 2009 by Christopher Pearce

Every year, I draw a picture of my family around the holidays. This is this year’s. I think it’s the first time I’ve drawn Henry anywhere.

day fifty one.

Posted in Uncategorized on December 17, 2009 by Christopher Pearce

I remember when I was in high school, someone told me that the fumes from burning masking tape would get you high. Is making up big lies about drugs just a thing that teenagers do?

Regardless, I felt like the Moron of the Year when I had to address these students’ little side conversation.

day fifty.

Posted in Uncategorized on December 16, 2009 by Christopher Pearce

day forty nine.

Posted in Uncategorized on December 15, 2009 by Christopher Pearce