Archive for October, 2013

Teaching Comics: Double double, toil and trouble

Posted in 2013-2014 school year with tags , , , , , , , on October 31, 2013 by Christopher Pearce

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Teaching Comics: Ticonderoga

Posted in 2013-2014 school year with tags , , , , , , on October 30, 2013 by Christopher Pearce

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Real talk though, Ticonderoga Pencils are the bomb.

Sketchbook: New Scooby Doo?

Posted in sketchbook with tags , , on October 29, 2013 by Christopher Pearce

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It’s dumb, and I can’t believe this joke hasn’t been made somewhere before… but since my kids are all about Scooby Doo, the character’s been on my mind lately.

Teaching Comics: Extracurricular

Posted in 2013-2014 school year with tags , on October 28, 2013 by Christopher Pearce

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Chalkboard Drawings: The “Halloween Countdown, Part IV″ edition

Posted in chalkboard drawings with tags , , , , , on October 27, 2013 by Christopher Pearce

I draw a picture of myself on my classroom’s chalkboard everyday. I collect those pictures as camera phone photos and post them on Sundays. See the rest here.

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We’re kind of running through a grab-bag of leftover monsters this week. Pennywise the Clown is an interesting one that kind of lives on through re-runs of the IT miniseries on the SyFy Channel… which is strange because, while it was pretty good for its’ time, the actual movie doesn’t hold up too well.

The Gillman from The Creature from the Black Lagoon and King Kong are two of my favorites but they’ve never screamed “Halloween” to me, Kong especially. Still, since they are technically in that genre, they make the cut.

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I was just a little lazy on Friday.

Thrift Store Hallo-weekends: Universal Studios Monsters Magic Pictures Activity Book

Posted in thrift store finds with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 26, 2013 by Christopher Pearce

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This week, we’re looking at Universal Studios Monsters Magic Pictures, a coloring/activity book published by Golden Books/Western Publishing in 1992. I have no idea what the retail price of this was, but I got it for a dollar in a Goodwill store in Hocking Hills, Ohio.

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As I mentioned a few weeks ago, the Universal Studios Monsters brand is the Cadillac of Halloween-related products in my eyes. Anyone can sell a generic flat-topped Frankenstein’s Monster costume for Halloween… or a kinda/sorta Creature from the Black Lagoon decoration to hang on your door, but Universal has the market cornered on the look of these classic ghouls.

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Teaching Comics: 3 Great Things

Posted in 2013-2014 school year with tags on October 24, 2013 by Christopher Pearce

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I felt like I had gone a bit negative in last week’s strips so I wanted to remind myself of some of the awesome things happening in my classroom.