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A eulogy for Creature

Posted in 2015-2016 school year with tags , , , , on February 22, 2016 by Christopher Pearce


Some sad news – Creature, the cat that belongs to my best friends Melissa and Brad, died this weekend.

Longtime readers of my comics probably remember Creature – he became QUITE popular during the LiveJournal days, when I was first starting to put my comics up online. Those comics still exist over on LJ and you should check ‘em out. He was a great cat.

We are heavy on eulogies on this website in the last few days. I will do something to try and change that before the end of the week.

Teacher Comics: Summer Plans!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on June 2, 2015 by Christopher Pearce


I forgot to post this last week. As it stands, I’ve already checked the first two panels off my summer “to-do” list.

It was crazy to see The Rolling Stones in concert. I’ve heard all the jokes about their age and how crazy it is they’re still touring… but you know, it was a thrill. Legitimately, every song they sang was legendary and it was a trip to hear them live.

As for everything else, I’ll keep you updated.

family drawings by my best friend

Posted in sketchbook with tags , , , , , , on August 9, 2012 by Christopher Pearce

Some longtime readers might remember Melissa. Melissa used to pop up in the comic all the time when we were living together in Boston… and then when we were both living in Brooklyn. Miss also used to be kind enough to draw guest strips for me, whenever I’d be out of town or on an extended break from scratching out comics.

By a wide margin, Melissa’s comics were always FAR better than mine. You can check some of them out here.

Well, Melissa and my friend Mary came for a visit this past week and Miss took a couple of minutes to doodle these on a napkin. This is the first napkin, with the boys, Ellen and myself.

…and this is the second napkin, drawn for Mary to commemorate the visit. Melissa’s been my best friend for almost fifteen years and I wouldn’t be married to Ellen if it wasn’t for Mary… so these are very special to me.

vacation comics #2

Posted in comics with tags , , on August 4, 2010 by Christopher Pearce

I didn’t know scooping out the inside of a bagel was a “thing” that people did.

vacation comics #1:

Posted in comics with tags , , , on August 3, 2010 by Christopher Pearce

For the next few weeks, I’m going to be posting some sketchbook journal comics I did on our two week trip back to the East Coast. The first couple are from the time we spent in New York and the rest are from our real vacation down on Long Beach Island in New Jersey. These are from my sketchbook, so they don’t have the normal polish and shine (ha!) of my teaching comics. Fairly warned, be ye.

Actually, these first two are from the day and a half I spent hanging out with Melissa in Hoboken, so I guess most of ’em are Jersey-related in some way.