Zen Pencils by Gavin Aung Than

Zen Pencils

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  1. Josh  Lyons

    Josh Lyons GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Although now he can barely speak, he will always be “The Greatest”

  2. Danny Fry

    Danny Fry GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Love!

  3. Veteran

    Veteran GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    This is what made Ali the great fighter he was.
    Not the mouthing, the showing off, the side show.
    It is the will of the fighter.
    All great fighters have it.
    This is why I will always admire Ali as a fighter.
    I admire and respect the will of those who fight.
    What ever it is they are fighting for.

  4. sottwell

    sottwell said, 12 months ago

    Can’t we come up with inspirational messages from people who aren’t famous for beating the daylights out of other people?

  5. Carmen Y

    Carmen Y said, 12 months ago

    @sottwell

    I agree with you.

  6. caseyman

    caseyman said, 12 months ago

    @softwell
    yes, the level of violence here is not attractive, getting close to giving up on this strip, which originally i found so delightful

  7. ensey59

    ensey59 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Ali is a beautiful man.

  8. kountryking

    kountryking GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    There is no question in my mind that Ali is the greatest fighter of the modern era. I loved Joe Louis, Sugar Ray Robinson, and one or two other boxers. But there was never one like Muhammad Ali. In the ring or in front of the cameras, he was a genius.

  9. morosemoose

    morosemoose said, 12 months ago

    @sottwell

    He was equally famous for standing up for his rights not to be forced to fight in an unjust war and helping inspire the anti-war movement at the cost of his popularity, his livlihood, and potentially his future.

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 12 months ago

    Bruce Lee early on in his fighting education would go to the library and watch films of Ali fighting, back when he was at his peak. Ali was so fast he could push his face out daring his opponent to hit him. When they moved to hit him he drew his head back and lashed out with lightning fast punches and quick foot work.

  11. Veteran

    Veteran GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    As usual most miss the point.
    If you want happy nappy bambi stuff go to another strip.
    This strip is about the Zen of Life.
    Zen is the act of reaching Enlightenment. I stated it yesterday this way. You cannot look at only one side of life. That is not the way to Enlightenment. You have to look at ALL sides. Good, Bad, Violent, Non-violent, love, hate, life, death. Once you learn to do that and accept things for what they are you have taken the first step.
    Caseyman, softwell, Carmen Y….you miss the point of Zen.

  12. DAZZ

    DAZZ GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    I understand that Gavin has found a niche in the muscles of athletes. I just happen to be among the women who prefer more natural bodies (although I like nudity or near nudity as well)

  13. Rhadamanthus

    Rhadamanthus said, 12 months ago

    Those who are focusing on Ali the Fighter are missing the point of this strip. Ali the Man was/is a philosopher and a great philanthropist. Look beyond the surface of things and see the depths beneath…

  14. Tigerchik32

    Tigerchik32 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @Veteran

    As someone who practices Zen meditation, I have to agree with you, but I don’t agree that its “namby bambi” to get a bit tired of the boxing and violence.
    P.S. I also think you meant “namby pamby”.

  15. Jeff0811

    Jeff0811 said, 12 months ago

    Personally I am not a boxing fan, am a football fan, and I am a fan of this strip. I am considering looking at videos of Ali in his prime, just to see the artistry involved. I agree that Ali was much more than a boxer, he was, and is a champion in and out of the ring.

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