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Zen Pencils - Cartoon Quotes From Inspirational Folks. Book collection. NEW! CREATIVE STRUGGLE: Illustrated Advice From Masters of Creativity – A new collection for creatives! – Featuring creative advice from Van Gogh. This book is a treat for any Zen Pencils fan or makes a perfect holiday or graduation gift for that Zen Pencils newbie who might need a little bit of inspiration in.

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After over a year in development, I am super-excited to finally announce that the first Zen Pencils book collection is available to pre-order. Yay!. Each student would select a different book in the app and a 3D hologram of the historic person would project from their screens and the money. Stephen Fry () is a modern day Renaissance man (comedian, author, actor, playwright, director, documentary-maker, TV host, radio host.

A combination of quotes from both the classic Thoreau, Twain, Confucius and contemporary Neil Gaiman, Ira Glass, Neil DeGrasse Tyson are melded with cartoon art whose simplicity initially disguises its energetic dynamism. Than has chosen a range of stimulating and nurturing ideas, but the interconnection with competent and amusing comic strips pulls this above the usual collection of "never say die" anthologies. The book's emphasis is on artistic creativity: The sometimes literal, sometimes metaphorical adaptations are charming, funny, and pointedly invigorating. Than's website has been an online success and the book will introduce him to an even larger audience. A lively and sparkling collection with a potential long life as a gift suitable for kids and adults, ideal for graduates and career seekers. Because these work as pithy history lessons illuminating timeless human truths, it's no wonder Gavin's engaging comics go viral. Gavin Aung Than and his genius of Zen Pencils gives us that together, and so much more. You're dead. Gavin Aung Than is a freelance cartoonist based in Melbourne, Australia. Gavin launched Zen Pencils at the start of , a cartoon blog which adapts inspirational quotes into comic stories, and hasn't looked back since. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Zen Pencils is an exciting and unique new comic form that takes inspirational and famous quotations and adapts them into graphic stories. Be inspired, motivated, educated, and laugh as you read famous words as never before!

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Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Customer images. See all customer images. Read reviews that mention zen pencils inspirational quotes gavin aung download this book zenpencils com coffee table highly recommended great gift thought provoking looking forward makes a great nelson mandela gavin does an amazing work comic strip pencils online beautifully illustrated big fan selection of quotes table book even better.

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Please try again later. Paperback Verified download. I'm a huge fan of Gav's work in Zen Pencils. In his cartoons, he starts with a motivational quote from a famous person, and then brings it to life, adding his own ideas of characters. I personally like the one with Chris Hadfield's "An Astronaut's Advice", but don't ask me to pick a favorite, there are too many favorites! Ithaka is another one that really resonated with me.

The book is wonderfully printed, I was very happy and impressed with the quality, its printed on nice quality paper, very well done. First Class all the way! Wishing Gav all the success he deserves, and hope to see many more of his cartoons in the future!

Go download the book, you'll enjoy it! download extras, Christmas is coming!

Kindle Edition Verified download. It is fun with the author sharing some great quotes with unique and wonderful illustrations. Lewis and Invictus-- a Tribute to Nelson Mandela.

I liked how Mr. Than matched the images to the literary works. There are many other inspirational pieces with unique comic strips expressing emotions for each piece. The only thing that troubled me was some of the illustrations have very angry faces. We have enough terrible rage and mean-spiritedness in the world. Apparently the anger aspects did not bother other reviewers. I read this on my tablet so I could experience the color comics. The set up allows expanding individual frames which I found interesting.

I think the book might work even better in print but it worked fine on tablet too. Except for the anger emotions, I would recommend this as a unique presentation of inspiring words.


I followed Zenpencils for quite some time now. I started my business in , and Zenpencils started in I found it with the illustration for William Ernest Henly's Invictus, and I've been hooked ever since. Saw as Gavin's work got better and better as time went by. His illustrations moved me and uplifted me during the ups and downs of my business. I always found great inspiration with his work, and his life. It was a no-brainer to download this book, if only to to say thanks for the work he has done.

I would have preferred that each set of illustrations start with a proper heading to distinguish them from each other. Those not familiar with the works may have difficulty telling one set from another. Otherwise, this is great collection and highly recommended for someone's own use or as a great gift idea.

One person found this helpful. The comics are gorgeous online, but there is something about holding them in your hands, turning each page, that brings these incredibly inspirational drawings to life.

The book itself is printed in a way that reflects the quality of the art within.

A perfect book to keep by you when you feel uninspired or as a gift to someone you know is giving it their all. I look forward to there eventually being a second one!

I love Gavin and his wonderful art at ZenPencils. What he has done in this book is spectacular and I bought several copies, received it the day it released, and read through the whole thing in one sitting.

It's right where it belongs. I'm so excited for Gavin and the wonderful long road he has ahead of him.

I believe we are seeing a Bill Watterson growing and learning right before our eyes. And on the journey we are able to join him, follow along and see all the incredible things he is up to. To see more about Gavin, including a great speech on how he started ZenPencils and an interview with him in a recent conference, visit travishellstrom.

Thanks for your great work Gav! I really, really, really liked this book and it's a nice pick-me-up when I'm feeling uninspired or overwhelmed. However, I wish there were a couple more comics that weren't already online and a few of the comics online in the book. This might be because I'm downloading a little later. I'm also not entirely sure about some of the page layout choices. A lot of them are great, but sometimes it feels like there is too much or too little comic on the page.

Again though, this is nitpicky things because the comics are amazing it's just the book form I was just slightly disappointed with. I think in the future I might go with a poster or other merch over another book.

Having enjoyed Gavin's work for some time now, it was a no-brainer to order this book.

Zen Pencils : Cartoon Quotes from Inspirational Folks

Every now and then, something pops into your life that stands out. Something that makes your life better just by existing. Something special that you can't wait to share with others. For me, Gavin's work fits that bill. When he announced the book, I knew I'd own it. What I didn't know was that I would then download other copies to give to loved ones. If you are looking for a new twist on inspirational quotes, Zen Pencils is it.

Gavin's artwork is clean, inspired and top notch.

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The quotes are great, and how they are represented put them in a new light for me. Someone mentioned the missing great comic of the Watterson quote. If I'm not mistaken, it was intended to appear, but they were not able to get permission. Do yourself a favor and download this collection.

Either for yourself, a loved one, a friend or family member, or See all reviews. site Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about site Giveaway. A: What finally made me snap, I guess, was my 30th birthday was approaching and that made me take stock and re-evaluate where my career was going. Q: What made you hesitate before going full time? A: The main reason, of course, is money.

My old job paid well and gave me a steady income. The fact that I had a mortgage to pay meant I needed to have a regular paycheque. Besides money, the main thing that held me back was fear.

I would be crushed. Eventually I got over the fear. The profits from the sale of the house also helped finance the first six months of my new independent career. Q: What is your business model?

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A: I wish I was organised enough to have a business model. But roughly my revenue comes from the sale of prints 40 percent , advertising 30 percent and merchandise 30 percent.

Q: When you made the change from being an illustrator with a steady job to a full-time web-based artist, did you have to make any lifestyle adjustment? A: Yes, definitely. Basically, I just had to cut down on careless spending of money. Q: How long did it take to make Zen Pencils profitable?

A: It probably took about six months for sales of the prints to start showing some results, 12 months for steady revenue to start coming in and about 18 months for the website to be my sole source of income.

Q: Do you plan to do this for the rest of your life?

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