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reruns: comics featuring maria!

Posted in comics with tags , , on November 30, 2010 by Christopher Pearce

I thought it might be fun/interesting to spotlight the handful of comics in which Maria, the student I talked about in yesterday’s comic, appeared.

This one was posted all the way back in September of 2009. It’s one of my favorites from the beginning of the comic.

This was was, I believe, posted somewhere around December of ’09. It resonated with a lot of people- I’ve gotten more e-mails about this strip than almost any of my others (although the one about my prejudice against vampire novels runs a close second as of this date).

I have some commissioned comics to show you for Wednesday, Thursday, and probably Friday. More teacher-related comics next week, I promise.

it gets better, part four

Posted in comics, it gets better with tags on November 29, 2010 by Christopher Pearce

…and that’s it. I don’t know if these are good comics or not. I don’t know if I properly addressed the concerns I have or if I’ve just come off as lionizing myself. I’m collecting the first three comics behind this cut, if you’ve missed them or if you’re interested in readin’ them without scrolling back a week or so.

I’m not posting any teacher comics this week. I don’t have any saved up and I don’t want to crank out garbage comics… or at least, more garbage-y than usual.

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it gets better, part three

Posted in comics, it gets better with tags , on November 24, 2010 by Christopher Pearce

I should modify that first panel to say “Most kids that I observe aren’t trying to be hurtful.”

Part 4 will likely be posted on Friday, due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Hey, I’ve got to pass my hat around again: With only 19 days and $82 dollars to go, please consider donating to this DonorsChoose project. I’m trying to get a bunch of scary books for my classroom. A couple of dollars here or there really makes a difference.

it gets better, part two

Posted in comics, it gets better with tags on November 23, 2010 by Christopher Pearce

it gets better, part one

Posted in it gets better with tags on November 22, 2010 by Christopher Pearce

The “It Gets Better” project can be found here. I’ve been mulling it a lot lately, being that I work with a few of the young people for whom this cool project should reach. I decided I want to address one of the root problems that make LGBT teens life so hellish in high school. I have no idea if what I have to say will be at all valuable, but I like how the comics turned out and I’m excited to share them.

I’d be lying if I didn’t mention taking a little inspiration from cartoonist Lucy Knisley’s lovely “It Gets Better” comic strip, which is well-worth checking out.