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Chalkboard Drawings: The “Battle of Hogwarts” edition

Posted in chalkboard drawings with tags , , , , , , , on May 5, 2014 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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In honor of The Battle of Hogwarts, this was Harry Potter week on the chalkboard. Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture of Monday’s drawing… but I bet you can guess who it was.

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Chalkboard drawings: The “cartoon cartoon” edition

Posted in chalkboard drawings on April 20, 2014 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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Cartoon Network week! I really miss Chowder and The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack… the latter especially. I know a lot of the creators on those shows have gone on to do great work in animation but jeez… Flapjack was the best, right?

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Chalkboard drawings: The “random” edition

Posted in chalkboard drawings on April 13, 2014 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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A somewhat random week here, with some ties to what I’m teaching right now, including my lessons on The Odyssey.

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Chalkboard Drawings: The “long long ago in a galaxy far, far away” edition

Posted in chalkboard drawings with tags , , , , , , , , on March 16, 2014 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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Chalkboard Drawings: The “Sochi 2014” edition

Posted in chalkboard drawings with tags , on February 16, 2014 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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I 100% do not care about The Winter Olympics at all… especially this year,  where every event held out of doors seems to come with a caveat from the commentators about how the snow or ice is “extra slushy” because someone stupidly chose a coastal vacation spot in Russia with moderate temperatures for the games.

Having said that, I can at least try to get in the spirit with my chalkboard drawings.

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Questions from Readers: Chalkboard Origins

Posted in chalkboard drawings with tags , on February 9, 2014 by Christopher Pearce

Wendy asks:

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I normally turn these questions into comics, but I racked my brain and couldn’t figure out a good way to talk about this in sequential art. Hopefully you’ll forgive my response thusly.

I started with the chalkboard drawings when I was a substitute teacher. I needed a quick, visually arresting way of getting students’ attention… as well as showing them I had a bit more of a vested interest in their world than many of the other subs working the building.

Here are a few examples of those drawings which are now TEN YEARS OLD.

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…see, vintage early 2000’s there.

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Eventually, I became known as “that sub who draws.” Students would find out their teachers were going to be at a conference or something and they’d say “Miss So and So, can you get the sub who draws?” That’s a nice calling card to have, especially as I was considering applying for a permanent position in this district. Ultimately I opted to move down to Brooklyn and work in urban schools, which has been my passion for awhile now.

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(This is not a drawing of me, but rather a teacher/mentor who specifically requested being drawn as a witch. She was terrific.)

Chalkboard Drawings: The “X-Men” edition

Posted in chalkboard drawings with tags , , , , , , on February 2, 2014 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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Sort of wending my way through the Marvel Universe, this was to be an X-Men week until a couple of things derailed it. Firstly, we had a snow day (or a cold day, or whatever) on Tuesday. Secondly, I decided to do a Super Bowl themed drawing on Friday… of a kind.

Most of my X-Men knowledge either comes from the mid 1990’s, either through the animated series on FOX or the cabinet arcade game (“WELCOME TO DIE!”)

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Chalkboard Drawings: The “solo Marvel Comics character” edition

Posted in chalkboard drawings with tags , , , on January 26, 2014 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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Last week we did The Avengers… this week, I decided to his some of those solo Marvel Comics’ characters. I know I’ve done Spider-Man and Daredevil on the chalkboard in years’ past, but I’ve never had a go at Doctor Strange. He’s surprisingly fun to draw!

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Chalkboard Drawings: The “Avengers Assemble” edition

Posted in chalkboard drawings with tags , , , , , , , , on January 19, 2014 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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Chalkboard Drawings: The “All Holiday” edition

Posted in chalkboard drawings with tags , , , , , , , on December 15, 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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Thankfully, my laptop decided to comply, so I can present to you all a holiday themed week on my chalkboard. My choices were slightly upset by an unplanned snowday midweek, but you won’t hear me complaining.

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