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comics about pears – updated twice a week


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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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Two posts in one day… sheesh. But I just took these pictures this afternoon, and I wanted to post them!  The little polymer pear is sitting in a very spring-like arrangement of Sedum, Eyelash Begonia, and Pilea. The other plants are a struggling Shamrock  and Maidenhair Fern.

If you like the pear, you can check out some other little photo shoots etc.

I also wanted to let you all know that I’ll be participating in a vernissage / gallery exhibit / art show this Friday in Montreal. The evening will feature local artists from the H4C postal code (St. Henri neighborhood). I already know that there’s going to be a TON of different artists showing work at the event, so I suspect this is going to be a lot of fun!

If you’re in Montreal, please stop by, the address is:

7-11 pm

999 du College, #44


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Not Pear

Although when I originally started Angry Pear I was very adamant about NEVER drawing anything but pears, I have since decided that some things (irritations and annoyances mostly) just can’t be expressed with pears. Or, I guess I should say, they cannot be expressed clearly enough with pears. So I have decided to occasionally post a comic or drawing that isn’t a pear.

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Wearing glasses in the winter is annoying.


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Dokter Peer / Doctor Pear

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 A few months ago, Esther, a very nice woman in Europe (probably the Netherlands given the Dutch description), contacted me about doing this custom drawing (a doctor pear tending to a sick blueberry). She wanted to give the picture to her friend as a gift for finishing medical school. I LOVED the project because their nicknames for each other are pear and blueberry– very cute! Esther ended up putting the image on a bag for her friend, and I think it looks amazing!

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I am always interested in making custom drawings / prints. If you’re interested, you can contact me through Etsy or email me at drew[at]angriestpear[dot]com.


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Abbe Fetel Pear (Pear Varieties)

The Abbe Fetel or Abate Fetale was in the news earlier this month when Italian growers brought this pear to the States for a showing. This is also the pear I chose to make the month of April in the pear calendar. 

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

I wasn’t going to post anything today, but then I took these pictures and decided I wanted to share them. These are the NEW versions of the knit pears (coming soon to my Etsy shop). They’re a little smaller, but I think I like them better.

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(An action shot)

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Hope your Valentines are less grumpy!


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The Market Cooperative

I’ll be selling Angry Pear comics and other things from my etsy shop tomorrow at the Market Cooperative. This is my second time at this craft fair, and if last time is any indication, there’s going to be TONS of amazing artisans there.

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In addition to comics, I’ve made a few St. Valentine themed owls just for the fair:

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(the little hearts are felted pins, which I might sell too).

Cards:

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And if cutesy Valentine’s aren’t your thing, there’s always this very Angry Pear card:

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If you’re in Montreal, I hope to see you there!

The Market Cooperative

February 13 (tomorrow)

11 am – 6 pm

3480 rue McTavish


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Fictional Pears: Hercule Poirot Favorite Quotes

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Again, I can’t remember what episode this is from. But maybe J. Lau does?

Here are some more of my favorite Hercule Poirot quotes (from the television series):

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From “Elephants Can Remember”

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From “Peril at End House”

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And the Winners Are…

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Thank you for participating in the Facebook / Twitter contest. I really appreciate all of your comments, and I honestly wish I could give everyone a comic or calendar. But that would be too expensive. So chosen at random, here are the two winners:

Anna Cull of In the Art Cave

Carla of Team Nugget

I used this list randomizer at random.org to randomly decide the winners. I only mention it because I think it’s neat!


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Keeping Plants over the Winter

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This is the problem with bringing plants inside for the winter. 

By the way, there’s still time to enter the Facebook / Twitter contest and win a Pear Calendar or a comic book!

Just like or follow Angry Pear on Facebook or Twitter (if you have done so already, then of course you can enter), then comment on the contest post. It’s very important that you comment on the contest post to enter the contest.


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Facebook / Twitter Contest!

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Angry Pears like attention too! Like or Follow Angry Pear on Facebook or Twitter and comment below to win a Pears of the World 2014 calendar or a comic book of your choosing.

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All you have to do is “like” or “follow” Angry Pear on Facebook OR Twitter and comment here why you like Angry Pear or which prize you would like. If you’ve already liked or followed Angry Pear (thank you!), just comment here anyway. The contest is open to anyone in the world.

By the end of the day next Sunday (January 26), I’ll pick two winners at random from the comments below.

 Let’s take another look at the pearific prizes you can win!

The Pears of the World calendar features 12 different types of pears, along with a description for each month. I had a lot of fun putting this together.

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 New comics from 2013 include Pearishables, Pears of History, Myth and Legend, and Work-a-Day Pear. I also have few copies left of comics from past years.

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Good luck everyone! Here are the Facebook and Twitter links again!


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Favorite Posts from 2013

If you’re on WordPress, you know that they send this nice summary of the past year at the end of every year. I thought I’d post the favorite comics  (according to their tracking of page views) from 2013. Thanks to everyone who’s subscribed to this blog. I really appreciate all of your comments and support!

1. Looking Back: Halloween 2

(Just a link for this one since there are a few comics here).

2. Hercule Poirot Favorite Quotes

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3. Cooking Terminology

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4. Another Hercule Poirot quote

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5. Things to Do When You’re Bored at Work

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Pear Calendar!

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I just finished working on a calendar for 2014! I hope not everyone already has a calendar for next year. I’m hoping that there are a least some people, who like me, are not organized or ready to get calendars in December.

 

 

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This “Pears of the World” calendar has a different pear type for each month and a short write-up to along with it. It measures 5.5″ x 8″ and is printed on heavy card stock.  It’s available in my Etsy shop. You can read all the descriptions of the pear types for each month are there too.

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I started this project pretty late in the year, but I got so involved with researching different kinds of pears that it went pretty quickly. I had so much fun looking at different pears (there are so many sweet sweet varieties) and imagining their pearsonalities!

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I’m including the binder clip, so it can be hung on wall:

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Here’s a list of all the months (full descriptions can be seen on Etsy)il_fullxfull.543870473_n6hc

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