Archive for December, 2015

Teaching Comics: My strip from Ohio Schools’ December issue

Posted in 2015-2016 school year with tags , , , , , , on December 24, 2015 by Christopher Pearce

 

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Comics and Christmas have always gone together in my mind ever since I received The Essential Calvin & Hobbes as a gift many moons ago. I was so excited to be able to something in this vein.

Not Teaching Comics: I like me.

Posted in 2015-2016 school year with tags , , , on December 21, 2015 by Christopher Pearce

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Not Teaching Comics: Those Holiday Blues

Posted in comics, Uncategorized with tags , , , on December 17, 2015 by Christopher Pearce

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Hello everyone. Sorry updates have been sporadic of late… but here’s a little comic about Christmas.

I will be finishing up the Minneapolis comics sometime next week, promise!

Not Teaching Comics: Nicole and Alex comic

Posted in comics with tags on December 9, 2015 by Christopher Pearce

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So what you see here is a comic I drew for a co-worker as a surprise for her fiancé. A fun little one-off and a nice way to get to know a little bit about her!

Teacher Comics: Minneapolis, Part 4

Posted in 2015-2016 school year with tags , , , , , , on December 7, 2015 by Christopher Pearce

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Hell’s Kitchen is an American-style restaurant in downtown Minneapolis. We left before the live music started but it was good eats.

Elizabeth Wein is an author I occasionally wax rhapsodic about here. You should read her books.

Teacher Comics: Minneapolis Trip, Part 3

Posted in 2015-2016 school year with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 3, 2015 by Christopher Pearce

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Day 2 of my trip to Minneapolis to the NCTE convention… even though this is the third comic page.

Richard McGuire’s Here truly is mind-blowing. He’s been working on it for a long time but I had never heard of it before this weekend.

Craig Thompson on the other hand is one of my favorite cartoonists. If you haven’t read Blankets, Goodbye Chunky Rice, Habibi, or most recently, Space Dumplins, get on that. Also you can check out some of the cool doodles he did in our books at CXC this past fall.

Cece Bell wrote the tremendous graphic novel El Deafo.

Teacher Comics: Minneapolis Trip, Part Two

Posted in Uncategorized on December 2, 2015 by Christopher Pearce

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Ms. Clinton was at the NCTE convention to talk about her new book It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going! and like I said, she’s a great public speaker… especially through the dreaded “Q&A” portion of the event which is often the kiss of death for even the most informed and literate of people. I suppose it helped that the assembled crowd was composed mostly of English teachers, which seemed to smarten the average Q&A question up by about 40%.

Burch, the restaurant where we had dinner was amazing. Highly recommended.