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Christmas Comics Cavalcade – Star Trek: The Next Generation #2 (DC Comics)

Posted in christmas comics with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 12, 2018 by Christopher Pearce

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In the past two years, I’ve become a fan of Star Trek.

Previously, I never had much use for Star Trek. I was always more of a Star Wars kid growing up and, if I’m being honest, I found a lot of the Trek canon to be nothing but a slow, boring slog as a teenager. Star Trek was the first Geek Certified property I never quite got a handle on enjoying… and it perplexed me!

“By all rights,” I thought to myself back in 1992,  “I should be incredibly interested in Star Trek! Look at all these other socially unacceptable pursuits I undertake that make me comically unappealing to the opposite sex! Comics! Toys! Video games! Science Fiction! Star Trek fits right in there!”

…and what was worse, I now realize it was never a better time to be a Star Trek fan than in the 1990’s. Ample opportunities to become a Trekkie existed in the during that decade, with a hefty amount of new spin-offs and movies being cranked out by Paramount.  Still, nothing ever really appealed to me outside of kind of enjoying Star Trek: First Contact when I saw it in theaters.

Trek caught my attention in a big way in 2016 when I suddenly found myself very discouraged about the state of humanity in general. 2016 seemed to usher in a cruel, stupid new paradigm for my country and I didn’t like what I was seeing.

As with many before me, I found solace from the harsher realities of the world in some of the loftier ideals of Star Trek. The idea that some day… some day, humankind sheds the base, antagonistic bullshit we always seem to be caught up in and we get to explore the stars?

During much of the last two years, I’ve needed that kind of hopeful escape.

At any rate, I started getting into Star Trek: The Next Generation in a big, bad way.

Christmas doesn’t come up much in Star Trek. Besides a couple of throwaway lines and scenes over the last 50 years, no Star Trek series has ever directly tackled a holiday episode. That’s why I’m doubly excited today as both a fan of Star Trek and a fan of Christmas comics to look at Star Trek: The Next Generation #2, published in 1987 by DC Comics

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…an honest-to-God Star Trek Christmas story. Look at Captain Picard defend that Christmas tree!

The comic was written by Mike Carlin with art duties from Pablo Marcos, Carlos Garzon, and Arne Starr.

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Christmas Comics Cavalcade: Beetlejuice Horror-Day Special

Posted in christmas comics, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on December 1, 2018 by Christopher Pearce

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Here’s holiday funny book I’ve been trying to track down for awhile… The Beetlejuice Horror-Day Special, published by Harvey Comics in 1991.

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Before I get into the comic, let’s talk for a minute about how Beetlejuice the animated series was surprisingly good!

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Sketchbook: My best Christmas present

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on December 22, 2016 by Christopher Pearce

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There have been many, many TMNT sleeping bags made over the years, but THIS ONE is the one I’m talking about.

Sketchbook: Where he lives and what he brings

Posted in 2016-2017 school year, sketchbook with tags , , , , on December 19, 2016 by Christopher Pearce

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My 2 year old daughter is convinced Santa lives in our chimney… so suck it everyone else, I guess. WE GOT SANTA IN OUR CHIMNEY AND HE’S BRINGING ME BEER.

Pearce Family Holiday Drawing 2016!

Posted in illustration with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 1, 2016 by Christopher Pearce

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By now you probably know the drill – every Christmas, I draw our family into a holiday themed picture which then gets used as the X-Mas card we send out to our friends and neighbors. Truth be told, I already had a go at The Grinch six years ago but I was never happy with how that one turned out (too much yellow!) and the previous grinchy doodle was done BEFORE we started sending these out as holiday greetings so… yeah, natural do-over.

Feel free to click here and peruse that last 7 years of holiday drawings.

Teaching Comics: My strip from Ohio Schools’ December issue

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

 

Ohio-Schoold-DecemberHere’s a comic I did for Ohio Schools Magazine this month. It’s a slight reworking of a comic I did a few years ago.

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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