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: qI 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.q qZen Pencils deftly blends the inspired thoughts of our great creative and moral thinkers with its own fresh visual wit. Because these work as pithy history lessons illuminating timeless human truths, it's no wonder Gavin's engaging comics go viral!q aMichael Cavna, Washington Post's Comic Riffs qSometimes all it takes is a clear, original vision and a talented hand. Gavin Aung Than and his genius of Zen Pencils gives us that together, and so much more.q -aChris Hadfield, retired astronaut and former Commander of the International Space Station qIf you read this book and don't get a lump in your throat and a stirring in your heart at least once, check your pulse. You're dead.q aPhilip Plait, The Bad Astronomer qGavin has the amazing ability to make words and ideas come alive. He teaches, inspires, and brings a whole new level of creativity to the quotes that hold a special place in our hearts.q aBrenAc Brown, Ph.D., LMSW Author of the No. 1 New York Times Bestseller, Daring Greatly qZen Pencils is a visual demonstration of joy and courage. Buy it for inspiration, and keep it for regular reminders of living bigger.q a Chris Guillebeau, New York Times Bestselling Author of The $100 StartupGavin Aung Than and his genius of Zen Pencils gives us that together, and so much more.aquot; -aChris Hadfield, retired astronaut and former Commander of the International Space Station aquot;If you read this book and dona#39;t get a lump in your ...
|Author||:||Gavin Aung Than|
|Publisher||:||Andrews McMeel Publishing - 2014-11-11|