Zen Pencils–Creative Struggle

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Zen Pencils–Creative Struggle: Illustrated Advice from Masters of Creativity Paperback – January 16, 2018

by Gavin Aung Than (Author)

Gavin Aung Than, creator of the innovative Zen Pencils, shares his passion for creativity and reveals how you, too, can live a creative life.

Zen Pencils: Creative Struggle is a call to wake up the creative spirit inside you. Through Zen Pencils cartoon quotes on creativity from inspirational artists, musicians, writers, and scientists, you’ll discover what inspired each of the subjects to reach the full potential of their creativity. In each comic, the speaker of the quote is the character in the story. Imagine cartoon versions of Albert Einstein, Frida Kahlo, Marie Curie,  and Vincent van Gogh revealing the spark that ignited them to achieve their dreams!

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About the Author

Gavin Aung Than is a freelance cartoonist based in Melbourne, Australia. After working in the corporate graphic design industry for eight years he quit his unfulfilling job at the end of 2011 to focus on his true passion, drawing cartoons. Gavin launched Zen Pencils at the start of 2012, a cartoon blog which adapts inspirational quotes into comic stories, and hasn’t looked back since.

Product details

  • Paperback: 148 pages
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing (January 16, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 144948722X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449487225
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.5 x 6.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #89,801 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

You are not the only one who can’t get your art to come out the way you want it!

January 27, 2018

Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase

Having recently published my own book about the creative process, I can say that this is a brilliant little book, focusing on the words and experiences of great minds whom we might assume had no creative struggles. Of course they did — we all do — and Than illustrates and explicates in ways that should reassure all of us who are not Mozart that we too can Make The Thing That Is Not. Highly recommended!

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