Zen Pencils

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
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Graphic Novels Non-Fiction
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Page Count

175 Pages

Print Release Date

November 4 2014

Digital Release Date

November 11 2014

Age Rating

12+ Only

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