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Chalkboard drawings: The “comic strip character” edition

Posted in chalkboard drawings with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 28, 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 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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the grand return of chalkboard photos!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on April 18, 2010 by Christopher Pearce

Hey, look… new drawings. It’s been a while!

In my classes right now, we’re ramping up for the end of the year (something like 20 school days left!). I like to end the year with The Odyssey, as well as a bunch of other poems for National Poetry Month.

Anglophiles and fans of all things great will recognize my take on Wallace and Gromit here. I love W&G to an insane degree- when I was in high school, I devoted a significant amount of my senior year to animating a stop-motion claymation feature. It was torturously hard work! I also thought this was a good start for our week-long introduction to “The Odyssey” as Wallace is an archetypical “mad scientist/inventor” type character.

…this one’s probably self-explanatory.

Growing up, I was a big fan of Bill Amend’s FoxTrot. I had all the trades and I loved the way that it dealt with current geek/pop-culture trends in a timely fashion. When I finally learned how far in advance Amend had to work to make sure a week of “Star Wars” strips came out during the exact week that the Special Edition movies were released into theaters… it always impressed the heck out of me!