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Thrift Store Finds: Robotman – The Untold Story

Posted in thrift store finds with tags , , , , , , on April 19, 2014 by Christopher Pearce

This week, we’re going to look at Robotman: The Untold Story by Jim Meddick, published by Topper Books in 1986.


I paid a quarter for this bad boy and truth be told, I’ve been looking for some Robotman stuff to talk about here for quite awhile.

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chalkboard photo posts: the all comic strip edition

Posted in chalkboard drawings with tags , , , , , , , on September 18, 2011 by Christopher Pearce

Only three drawings from this week: on Monday, we had off for Labor Day, and we were out of the classroom on Friday.

Today’s drawing goes in tandem with this lesson. I drew a comic about it a few years ago. It’s one of those lessons I always come back to. It’s quick, easy, and the results can hang on the walls of my classroom.

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chalkboard photo post #20

Posted in chalkboard drawings with tags , , , , , , on February 6, 2011 by Christopher Pearce

I decided to do a week of my favorite newspaper comic strip characters. I was curious to see if students would know who the characters were, since newspapers are relics to them now. Seriously, I hate to be a doomsayer but… there’s nothing to say. Newspapers are over for this generation.

And with that bit of sadness out of the way…

Usually I draw these from memory, but Gary Larson’s pretty hard to emulate. I had to look up a bunch of old Far Side comic strips for reference. For those super-fans playing at home, the cow is CLEARLY a rip-off from Larson’s infamous “Cow Tools” strip. Look it up if you don’t know what I’m talking about.

VERDICT: The kids had no idea what this was.

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