Archive for standardized test prep

Teacher Comics: A Holy Referendum

Posted in 2014-2015 school year with tags , , , , , , , , on February 24, 2015 by Christopher Pearce



Teacher Comics: PARCC Prep?

Posted in 2014-2015 school year with tags , , , , , , on February 23, 2015 by Christopher Pearce



I reference a fun, outside the box “party” summative project I do with my 9th graders in this comic based around the novel Code Name Verityand here are some comics about that project.

Teacher Comics: Welcome back!

Posted in 2012-2013 school year with tags , , , on April 8, 2013 by Christopher Pearce


I’m not going to put too much stock into these test scores, is I guess what I’m saying here.

2010-2011 school year: day twenty five

Posted in comics with tags , , , , , , on November 1, 2010 by Christopher Pearce

Today’s comic mirrors a previous comic. Go back into the vast archives and see if you can figure out which strip I ripped off!

2010-2011 school year: day sixteen

Posted in comics with tags , , , , , , on October 7, 2010 by Christopher Pearce


This just showed up in my mailbox: A Harris Poll says that graphic novels are more popular now than both Westerns and chick-lit. Cool!

2010-2011 school year: day fifteen

Posted in comics, commentary with tags , , , , , on October 6, 2010 by Christopher Pearce

I don’t know whether this is oversharing or not, but I wanted to have it on the record somewhere that getting away from elaborate backgrounds (or as elaborate as my pen scratching can be) is a conscious choice. I’ve been looking at a lot of my favorite newspaper comic strips in the past two months and one thing I’ve noticed about them is their judicious use of background elements.

Part of this is function over form: newspaper comics get shrunk down to the size of postage stamps, so you don’t want a lot of noise in the background that takes away from the action of your characters… but I also think, in certain cases, it brings a certain elegance and focus to the ideas of a comic strip.

My reason for saying this is that I struggled with the first panel of this strip, and I guess I feel better pointing it out myself.

2010-2011 school year: day fourteen

Posted in comics with tags , , , on October 5, 2010 by Christopher Pearce

I just wanted to remind everyone about Sonic Drive-In’s Limeades for Learning program. There’s only a few days left. Click over here and vote for one of my projects if you can!