Zen Pencils

Zen Pencils

Cartoon Quotes From Inspirational Folks

eBook - 2014
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Gavin Aung Than, an Australian graphic designer turned cartoonist, started the weekly Zen Pencils blog in February 2012. He describes his motivation for launching Zen Pencils: I was working in the boring corporate graphic design industry for eight years before finally quitting at the end of 2011 to pursue my passion for illustration and cartooning. At my old job, when my boss wasn't looking, I would waste time reading Wikipedia pages, mainly biographies about people whose lives were a lot more interesting than mine. Their stories and quotes eventually inspired me to leave my job to focus on what I really wanted to do. The idea of taking these inspiring quotes, combining them with my love of drawing and sharing them with others led to the creation of Zen Pencils . The sources of inspiration for these graphic re-interpretations include: Confucius Theodore Roosevelt H. Jackson Brown, Jr. Bruce Lee Calvin Coolidge Neil deGrasse Tyson Neil Gaiman Phil Plait Henry Rollins Marianne Williamson Henry David Thoreau Howard Thurman Samuel Beckett Stephen Fry Ira Glass Chris Guillebeau Charles Hanson Towne Alan Watts Timothy Leary C.S. Lewis Chris Hadfield Sophie Scholl Jack London Vincent van Gogh Roger Ebert John Green Terence McKenna Erica Goldson Taylor Mali Marie Curie C.P. Cavafy Jiddu Krishnamurti William Ernest Henley Brene Brown
Publisher: Kansas City :, Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC,, [2014]
ISBN: 9781449461522
Characteristics: 1 online resource : illustrations


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CatherineG_1 Feb 12, 2018

I think teens or adults could get so much inspiration from this graphic novel. Gavin Aung Than was an office worker who used to doodle. He ventured out to a new world with his Zen Pencils website which was a huge success.
Famous quotes from world leaders like the Dalai Llama, Nelson Mandela, Chris Hadfield and many others are all illustrated beautifully by Than.
This would be a great gift for a high school or university graduate!

Nov 24, 2016

This is well cool.
I don't agree with every quote in here, but neither do I think that's the point of a book like this.
The artist is skilled, and each quote takes a few pages to unfold.
Clever stuff, and worth the looksee.

Nov 06, 2015

These comics will not likely change your life, but they can and hopefully will give you hope and strength, help you smile and persevere, help you stand tall under the monsoon and be humble before praise. These are my Chicken Soup for the Soul, and I greatly appreciate them, even if I understand that they are not breaking new ground.


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