Angry Pear

comics about pears – updated twice a week


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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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Christmas Pear

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The Comice is commonly known as a “Christmas Pear” because it has historically been a popular gift fruit during the holiday season.

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!


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Entrepearneuse

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This one is from a new print comic Work-A-Day Pear!

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Holiday Shopping with Angry Pear!

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You certainly don’t want to be in that position this year! I’ve been making lots of new things and gradually adding them to my Angry Pear Etsy shop. A lot of them would make pear-fect stocking stuffers!

Here are a few of the new items available:

I’ve chosen a few images to turn into prints that I then paint with watercolor. I’m also up to doing custom work, so if you’ve seen something on this site that you’d like as a print or have an idea for something, just email me drew[at]angriestpear[dot]com.

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New comics! (Pearishables, Pears of History, Myth and Legend, and Work-A-Day Pear). I love making these print comics. They’re all hand-bound and include some of my favorite comics from the past year:

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Mini-notebooks made from recycled paper. There are six covers to choose from (“enemy list” is my favorite, obviously):

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Needle felted owl ornaments! Why didn’t I make pears? I don’t know.

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And some old favorites:

Christmas cards

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Giant knit pears

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Thanks for looking at my crafts!


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It’s Manhattan Weather!

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Want a print of this one? I’ve added a hand-painted and matted print to my Etsy shop!

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Nospearatu and Other Spooky Pears

I’ve posted all of these before, but thought I’d post some Halloween pears from previous years. I redrew Nospearatu and Pear Sematary, however.

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“Peartrified”

For more Halloween pears, click here!

Bringing in the Plants

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Pear of the Month – February 2013

Yes, February was a long time ago, but I’m still going to post my favorite pears of that month, and ask you to vote on your favorites. Like I said with my last pear of the month, I’m hoping to turn the winners into a calendar!

The nominees:

Staying on Budget:

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Leftover Cake:

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Snow Days:

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Rabbit Poo:

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Boxing Pear:

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You can vote using the poll on the sidebar. You can also write in pears from February 2013. I’ll leave the poll up for about a week, and then announce the winner!

Thanks for voting!

Pear Tree

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Pear Kayak

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I actually tried this method of conveyance this summer (I am the pear in the inner tube).

Pearuse a Good Book

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Even More Past Summer Pears

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And one of my absolute favorites:

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Happy Labor Day!

Surfer Pear

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Too Hot to Draw!

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I’m at the beach, so I’ve set up some auto-posts of new and old pear comics for next week. Stay tuned!


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Looking Back: Summer

Here are two pears from previous years.

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Vacation!

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I’m heading off on vacation tonight! I’ll still be posting, but I’ll be putting up some old comics along with some new ones thrown in.

Yay for the beach!
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Hanging Out in the Fruit Bowl

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hanging out in the fruit bowl


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Burlesque Pear

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Pear of the Month Returns!

pear of the month 2I’ve decided to bring back Pear of the Month. For those of you who are new, this is where I pick out comics and illustrations from previous months and ask readers to vote for their favorites. I’m bringing it back because I want to make a calendar for 2014, and I feel that this will give me a good sense of what I should feature in the calendar.

I had intended to do this for 2013, but never got around to it. I ended up buying a “Bygone Days”-themed calendar from the discount bin at Cartes Carlton. Of course, if I get this one for 2014 together in time, I plan to make it available in my Etsy shop!

We’ll start with January 2013 (no sense going back any further). Here are the contestants!

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(You’ll have to click the link to see just what she put in the cookies)

Neighbors: Peace Offering

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Laundry Mishap

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Belly Dancing Pear

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Feeding Rabbit

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Pear Poetry

Here’s how it works: I’ll leave the poll up on the sidebar for about a week. In that time, you can vote as often as you like for as many pears as you like (you can even write-in pears). I’ll announce the winner next week!

Thanks for voting!


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Enjoying the Long Weekend

 

 

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Happy Canada Day!

I know I am enjoying the long weekend!


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Peartographer – take two

A few weeks ago, I posted this Peartographer. Here she / he is in action! And some pictures I took of this really cute pear.

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Summertime!

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The first day of Summer is tomorrow! Yay!


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Jewelry Always Fits

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I keep telling myself this as it gets warmer.


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Best Benefit of E-Readers

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(without anyone knowing)

And pears LOVE romance novels:

Example 1: Pears of Passion

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Example 2: Vampear Lover

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Lunch in the Park

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Sharing a Blanket

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Very similar to trying to share the space on a couch that is too small:

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Needlepoint Pears

Pears like needlepoint.

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Introducing Angry Pear needlepoint canvases and kits!

This winter, I collaborated with Barbara Russell of Barbara Russell Needlepoint Designs to convert some of my pear drawings into needlepoint painted canvases. She picked six of my favorite illustrations. So exciting! Here are the ones she picked:

Cleopeartra:

Pears like Wine:

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Pampeared:

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Pear Salon Disaster:

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Pears go well with Cheese:

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Sharing:

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The canvases have turned out beautifully! You can purchase the canvases (and kits with threads) from Barbara Russell’s website under the pear people collection. I used to do a lot of needlepoint when I was younger, and I can’t wait to try these!

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I’ll post pictures after I’ve finished one of these. I just can’t figure out which one I want. Probably Pampeared.


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Pears Like to Shop

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Some other comics about pears shopping:

Shopping in the Sun

Shopping for Jewelry

Dapper Pear Shopping Spree (I had forgotten about him)

Summer Shopping

Shopping Spree (I had forgotten about this one too. Makes me laugh)

Maybe you would like to shop for some pear stuff (pear-aphernalia)? Check out my Angry Pear Etsy shop! I make everything myself!


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Spring is Here!

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(Finally!)


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A Pearfectly Sized Glass of Wine

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Inspired by this.

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Reusable Bag

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Happy Earth Day!


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Easter Photo Shoot 2013

Last year I made this comic about taking Easter photos of Beatrice (my rabbit). I redid it in black and white for the mini comic Pear and Rabbit.

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This year, I wanted to share some of the pictures of Beatrice.
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As evidenced in this behind the scenes video, Beatrice will not be stereotyped! She does not like eggs, and she does not like Easter! Despite her reluctance, we got some very cute pictures.


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The Problem with Bringing Lunch to Work

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(click the image to make it bigger).

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Fictional Pears: Hercule Poirot

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Click here for more fictional pears!


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Pearparazzi

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Angry Pear is doing a guest post over at Carl D’Agostino’s I Know I Made you Smile. Carl makes comics as well, so go check out the guest post and the rest of his blog!


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Depearessed

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Even pears get depressed. I know I certainly do, and it can be very hard to hoist myself out of a bad mood. Sometimes I don’t even know why I’m feeling down, but knowing why doesn’t always help either. Every year, for instance, I notice my mood goes a bit sour when the seasons change, yet I can’t seem to stop myself from feeling that way. I’ve found that the best was for me to get over feeling down is to force myself to do something I usually enjoy– seeing friends, knitting, taking a walk (although that’s harder with all this snow in Montreal!). It can be really difficult, but it often helps.