Zen Pencils--Creative Struggle (Paperback)

Illustrated Advice from Masters of Creativity

By Gavin Aung Than

Andrews McMeel Publishing, 9781449487225, 148pp.

Publication Date: January 16, 2018

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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!

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.

Praise For Zen Pencils--Creative Struggle: Illustrated Advice from Masters of Creativity

"These vignettes will bring entertainment and dam-busting inspiration to tweens through retired folks seeking selfreinvention. A solid choice for classroom use, too."
 (Martha Cornog, Library Journal)