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Comics: The Force Awakens

Posted in 2014-2015 school year with tags , , , on December 15, 2014 by Christopher Pearce

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Here’s a thwarted attempt at doing a comic on a somewhat-current pop culture thing! I sketched this out IMMEDIATELY after watching the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, intending on getting it up here on the Monday following the trailer’s premiere. If you’ve a good memory, that means I should have posted this on December 1st.

I’ve been fortunate enough to get some nice press on the comic of late so although I did want to post this comic, I thought it was a better idea to keep up with strips themed around teaching for most of the month… since that’s what most people would be coming here looking for.

Since we’re ramping up for my annual Christmas hiatus, this seemed as good a time as any to put it up.

Chalkboard Drawings: The “long long ago in a galaxy far, far away” edition

Posted in chalkboard drawings with tags , , , , , , , , on March 16, 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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Thrift Store Finds: Rummage Sale Bonanza!

Posted in thrift store finds with tags , , , , , , , on June 8, 2013 by Christopher Pearce

I did a video this week!

Finds include: Avengers vehicles, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figures, GameBoy games, Muppet Babies jigsaw puzzles, vintage Star Wars 12 inch dolls, and much more! I paid $8 or $9 bucks for everything in this video!

You can check out last year’s rummage sale finds here.

Summer Journal Comics: Free LEGO build

Posted in summer journal comics with tags , , , , on May 30, 2013 by Christopher Pearce

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Although I do like LEGO, happening upon The LEGO Store’s monthly free build was pure happenstance. The boys got to build a Star Wars droid of some kind. Elliot’s a bit indifferent to LEGO, but Henry’s really been enjoying the Ninja Turtles set his grandparents got him for Easter.

thrift store finds: star wars- adventure in beggar’s canyon

Posted in thrift store finds with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 31, 2012 by Christopher Pearce

Today we’re looking at Star Wars: Adventure in Beggar’s Canyon, published by Golden Books in 1998.

It was written by Jane Mason, with artwork provided by Gary Ciccarelli.

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odds and ends: my christmas decorations

Posted in odds and ends with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 23, 2011 by Christopher Pearce

Seeing as it’s the last Friday before Christmas, I thought I’d take the opportunity to share with you some of my holiday decorations.

Please note the possessive pronoun “my” in the last sentence. While the family has many nutcrackers and ornaments that are shared throughout the house, the decorations I’m going to show you are emphatically mine. Indeed, I am sure Ellen is more than happy to let me take full responsibility for the following. Most of them are Christmas themed action figures I’ve collected over the years. There seemed to be a moment in time in the early ’00’s when EVERY Christmas special ever created received a high-quality line of toys. This was probably not a great idea, as evidenced by my admission that almost all of these were picked up at some kind of After-Christmas closeout sale for 75% off.

At any rate, you’ll find my collection behind the cut. If you’re a fan of 30 year old men blathering on about action figures, you’re in for a treat. Please enjoy and have a happy holiday!

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chalkboard post 2010 – #4

Posted in chalkboard drawings with tags , , , , , , , on October 3, 2010 by Christopher Pearce

I think you’ll see the story behind this drawing next week.

I found two colored pieces of chalk at home and brought ’em into work. A blue piece…

…and a red one.

This last one was a student request:

I think that’s exactly as my stomach would look if I was able to fly.

not teaching comics: sketchbook page

Posted in sketchbook with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 30, 2010 by Christopher Pearce

I haven’t been getting any actual comics done this week, but I did do a bunch of doodling in my sketchbook. Here’s a page.

I was just going through my current stack of comics and drawing some of the characters in them. I’m a big fan of The Muppet Show Comic Book that BOOM Studios has been putting out, especially when Roger Langridge is doing the art. I’m also really digging DC Comics’ Jonah Hex book… it’s the only “straight” superhero book I’m buying regularly right now, and I guess it’s not even a superhero book, really. I picked up Image Comics’ Invincible last week on a whim, but I usually stick to reading that in trades.

The Return of the Jedi speeder-bike is just something I felt like drawing. Elliot’s been playing with a lot of my old Star Wars figurines this month.

Hey! Don’t forget! Tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day! If you go to your local comic book store, they should have tons of free comics for you to buy! Elliot and I are going to our LCBS, Up Up and Away Comics, tomorrow… bright and early. If you’ve never been, it’s a lot of fun and worth checking out.

chalkboard photo post #2.

Posted in chalkboard drawings, commentary with tags , , , , on September 27, 2009 by Christopher Pearce

Normally I try to figure out some kind of “theme” to go along with my chalkboard drawings… something that reflects back into whatever we’re learning or, at the very least, is sustainable over the course of five days.

This week I did “guy holding a sword of some kind.” It makes no sense, didn’t reflect back on my teaching, and was just kind of stupid.0921090743

There’ll be a comic about this somewhere (far) down the pike, but I have a bunch of action figures decorating my room and one of them is a crappy old Link from “The Legend of Zelda.” I’ve had like fifteen kids come up to me and BEG me to give or sell it to them. It’s one of the worst toys ever though.

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…and this is where the whole thing petered out.

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For two days, we played a grammar relay race game in my classroom (again, something that’ll later be seen in the comic strip) so I didn’t do any drawings on those days beside myself as a referee.

I forgot to take a picture of Friday’s.