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2010-2011 school year: day twenty

Posted in comics with tags , , , , , on October 14, 2010 by Christopher Pearce

…and the masters of the universe

Posted in commentary with tags , , , on October 16, 2009 by Christopher Pearce

Thanks to all who voted for my drawing in Poe Ghostal’s Points of Articulation He-Man contest. It looks like I won second place; a Masters of the Universe Classics Mer-Man action figure! Mer-Man was always my favorite of the He-Man villains because of his distinctive “gargling a big glass of water” voice the character had on the animated series.

Although it was my favorite cartoon when I was a kid, I haven’t decided whether or not I’m going to inflict He-Man on Elliot and the soon-to-be-arriving Baby #2. I rewatched some of the cartoon a few years ago and found it to be unbelievably bland… but the toys were neat, and I’m sure Elliot will appreciate this one.

Although it’s nothing to do with either teaching or journal comics, I thought I’d post my drawing for fun. All the entries to the contest were really terrific.


toys in the classroom.

Posted in commentary with tags , on October 10, 2009 by Christopher Pearce

I thought I’d post a couple of pictures from my classroom!

DSC02913This is the bulletin board next to my desk. It’s mostly postcards, but I have a couple of drawings that past students have done of me.

DSC02911I’ve got action figures all over the tops of the blackboards; they’ll figure into a lesson in the next few weeks.

DSC02912…and I’ve got a collection of World of Springfield Simpsons figures on the classroom speaker.