Archive for the 2014-2015 school year Category

Another Ohio Schools Magazine comic

Posted in 2014-2015 school year with tags , , , , on February 23, 2016 by Christopher Pearce


Hey hey! My newest comic is running in the latest issue of Ohio Schools Magazine! In it, I talk about the Friedrichs v. California Teachers’ Association case.

I’ll post a better scan tomorrow, but for now… here it is!

Teacher Comics: Identity crisis

Posted in 2014-2015 school year with tags , , , on October 8, 2015 by Christopher Pearce


Pfft, like I have an ego. I only draw a comic about my job and have an art gallery up in my room of drawings my students have drawn of me over the years.

Teacher Comics: Unfortunate info dump

Posted in 2014-2015 school year with tags , , , on October 6, 2015 by Christopher Pearce


I apologize for the info dumps that will happen periodically throughout this run of comics. I try not to be overly explainy when I’m doing strips, but this whole system is so new to me I can’t help it. This comic will also lead into tomorrow’s.

Buy my book!

Posted in 2014-2015 school year with tags , , , , on June 24, 2015 by Christopher Pearce


For awhile now, I’ve been getting requests for a print version of Teachable Moments. A week that goes by without someone asking me about where they can buy a book or a comic collecting all my strips is a rare one. I’ve been a little gunshy about the prospect but… I can finally say, readers have at long last lovingly worn me down.

For the first time ever, you can purchase Teachable Moments as a two part ‘zine experience! Collectively covering a years’ worth of teaching journal comics, each book is 28 pages and is ready for purchase!

Now I know the deal – a lot of people SAY they’d be interested in XY or Z… but when the opportunity comes to buy X or Y or Z, those same people want to wait for a bargain of some kind. Well readers, wait no more because I have a bargain for you!


Teachable Moments: Semester One (Collecting all teacher journal comics from September of 2014 to December of 2014. This collection includes the comics covered by such noted media outlets as National Public Radio and CBS News – Cincinnati!)

Teachable Moments: Semester Two (Collecting all teacher journal comics from January of 2015 to May of 2015. These strips includes comics run in Ohio Schools Magazine and the run of comics about teaching Derf Backderf’s My Friend Dahmer!)

…so that’s a great bargain right? Well wait, it gets better.

If you buy now, you’ll also receive Questions from Readers, a 12 page ‘zine I created exclusively for folks who have been reading my comic on Tumblr and my WordPress blog. Occasionally I’ll ask you all if you have any questions for me and I’ll turn those into comics. I’ve collected the best of those here.

That’s three ‘zines for $10 bucks… but wait, there’s more!

I will also include a mini-doodle on the back of a business card! That’s right, a tiny little doodle… just for you! You can ask me for something small or I’ll just draw you whatever comes into my head. If your name is “Bob” you can have the one I drew in the picture up there, plus another one free of charge.

Please peruse my Etsy store for more details or send your $10 dollars directly through PayPal to I will be sending off the first batch on Monday of next week.

Teachers have it easy in the summer…

Posted in 2014-2015 school year with tags , , , , , on June 23, 2015 by Christopher Pearce


Here’s a full size version of the comic Ohio Schools Magazine is running this month.

Teachers have it easy during summer vacation – Teachable Moments in Ohio Schools Magazine!

Posted in 2014-2015 school year with tags , , , , , , on June 22, 2015 by Christopher Pearce


Hey, I forgot to tell you all! Ohio Schools Magazine printed a brand new comic by yours truly in their Summer 2015 issue! I seriously don’t know how this slipped my mind. It’s all about how soft we teachers have it with summer vacation.

Previous to this issue, Ohio Schools had reprinted earlier material I’ve posted here on blog and my Tumblr; this is the first time I’ve created new content for them!


My copy got a little soaked in our mailbox but you can check out a hi-res version over on Ohio Education Association’s website here.

It’s coming…

Posted in 2014-2015 school year with tags , , , on June 20, 2015 by Christopher Pearce


People, please get your $6 dollars ready (plus a little extra for shipping and handling).

More to come by the end of the week…

Questions from Readers: How did you get your new teaching job?

Posted in 2014-2015 school year with tags , , , , on June 17, 2015 by Christopher Pearce


I thought I’d answer one of the reader questions from a few weeks back.

I should mention how frightening I find the prospect of having to know someone within a school system to even rate an interview. While I had relatively quick appointments in my last two teaching positions, I’ve come to realize that this is nowhere near the norm.

I don’t want to use the word “cronyism” because that’s not what it is exactly… but a teacher candidate has a distinct advantage if they know someone in the school district at which they’re interviewing. There are some school districts here in SW Ohio which are nigh untouchable unless you’ve got a brother or a cousin who’s already working there… and they got their job because your great aunt was a secretary for the superintendent and so on.

This happens in every profession I guess.

Teacher Comics: Summer School

Posted in 2014-2015 school year, summer school with tags , , , , on June 10, 2015 by Christopher Pearce

Once again, I’m teaching summer school. Here are a couple of comics from 2014 that explain the whys and wherefores of my week-long summer gig. The only thing that’s changed between then and now is… well, nothing. Not even the “I want to buy a new fence” thing in the first comic – ’14’s summer school moneys were eaten up by other expenses and the ugly fence still (barely) stands.




Teacher Comics: Ms. Cotter

Posted in 2014-2015 school year with tags , , , , , on May 22, 2015 by Christopher Pearce


As I’ve mentioned in some of the comics lately, I’m leaving my current teaching position for a new gig across town. While I’m ridiculously excited about the prospect, it wouldn’t be honest for me to say I won’t miss my old job. I’ll miss some of the staff. I’ll miss the students, certainly. I’ll also miss working with Ms. Carmela Cotter, Middletown High School’s principal. I wanted to draw her a comic before a left… and this is what I came up with.