Angry Pear

comics about pears – updated twice a week


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Long Time No Pear

It’s been forever! Drawing has taken a backseat to textiles as I continue in my master’s degree in textile design. But pears are never far from my mind! Here is a pear I knit with wire for a class last spring:

 

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If you’re curious to see more of my textile (knitting), I have a portfolio online here: https://www.behance.net/DrewMcKevitt

 

 

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Puffs

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I actually said this once…


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Mood Boards

I’m in a textile design graduate program right now, and every project requires a mood board…  (click to enlarge)

 

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By the way, I started a website for my textile stuff (it’s mostly all knitting, but there are a few mood boards!) Here’s the link: drewmckevitt.wordpress.com

 


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Misery Day Together

A while ago I posted Misery Day:

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I just wanted to make it clear that Misery Day can be enjoyed with others!

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Me and Pear

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I really like and relate to pears 🙂

The Rage Inside

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Happy Holidays!

Sorry I haven’t posted in a while. I was working on a holiday comic for this year, but I haven’t finished it in time. So instead, I’m just going to post some of my favorite comics from past years. (Hope you don’t mind). Merry Christmas everyone! Thank you all for reading my little comic about a grumpy pear. I hope you all have a pleasant holiday!

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Poirot Pear Revisited

I promise to post a new comic next week. Or at least I promise to try…

In the meantime, here are some photos of a knitted Poirot pear I made for a reader a few months back:

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Poirot is one of my favorite characters. His attitude is very pearish to me (not just his name)!

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If you like the knit pears, I have two angry ones in my Etsy shop that will only be available until December 1st. Here’s the link! 

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Complaint Party

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complaint party

Misery Day

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Cleaning the Kitchen

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cleaning the kitchen


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Angry Pear Eats Alone

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Boiling with Rage

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Sorry I haven’t been posting these past few weeks. Pears have taken a back seat to everything else going on lately.


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So Hot

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When it’s this hot all you can do is sit and sweat and glare and be angry.


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General Pear

A few weeks ago, I played Risk for the first time in a long time. I would’ve won except I forgot about the Bering Straight! General Pear risked it all and lost…

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For the pear in this last picture, I tried a new technique with the polymer clay. Before baking the pear, I did a transfer with paper and rubbing alcohol to make the face. I like this better.


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Bikes off the Sidewalk!

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This is one of my biggest peeves about living in a city, or specifically, living in Montreal. Bikes need to get off the sidewalk! I’m tired of having to jump out of the way! Stop at red lights and stay off the sideWALK. It’s not called the sideROLL. There are bike paths!

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This comic is from Pearishables (available on Etsy). 

A Reasonable Ultimatum

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Reading in a Coffee Shop

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The Only Thing Worse than One Pear Houseguest

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Here’s “Pear Houseguest” again (in case you missed it):

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Angry Pear Tweets

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I shared this comic on Twitter the other day, but realized I never posted it here. I’m still trying to figure Twitter out.

By the way, you can follow me on Twitter here!


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Corpearate Stress

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Another one from Work-a-Day Pear

Knitting on the Subway

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knitting on the subway

Pear Jam

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But is it art?

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Just a reminder that I’ll be at the H4C art show tomorrow night from 7-11 pm.

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If you’re in Montreal, stop by!

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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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Trying to Think

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Other things pears try to do:

Trying to Read

Trying to Relax

Trying to Stay Cool


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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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Music Too Loud

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Don’t you hate this?


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Jealousy

Another one from Work-a-Day Pear!

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Adjusting an Office Chair

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This is an older comic that I redid for the Work-A-Day Pear comic.

Borrowed Book

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book loan


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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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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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Happy New Year!

Some Gifs for you!

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You may have to click on them to start them going.

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(I decided to include this one as well, because it is so crazy).

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Thank you for reading Angry Pear! Best wishes to you all for 2014!


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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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Boxing Day

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Yes, pears wear belts. And they especially need new ones after all the nibbles on Christmas!

Hope you all had a nice holiday!