Zen Pencils by Gavin Aung Than

Zen Pencils

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  1. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, 8 months ago

    Twitter, on the other hand, is the overwhelming counter-proof.

  2. Josh  Lyons

    Josh Lyons GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    And the people who wrote how they live would very disappointed how people in this era read about their
    lives ( i-books, kindle, etc). I wouldn’t.

  3. Gorbag42

    Gorbag42 said, 8 months ago

    I’m not sure about the “binding together” part. You may know what they want you to know of them, but they don’t know anything about you.

  4. Punished Snake

    Punished Snake said, 8 months ago

    @Zen Pencils
    Gavin-sama, this brought back so many memories…

    Speaking as a writer and as a sad, lonely geek, when I was in school, I had a very difficult time. People would bully me and steal my lunch. Throughout six years of school, from junior high till graduation, I never had a thing to eat.

    To forget my hunger, I went to the only place in the school where I could be alone: the school library with its vast array of books. Yellowed old classics, ratty James Bonds, vast arrays of Indian writers, the occasional Star Wars novel…and Pollyanna.

    Books are, were and will be the mainstay of my life. I despise e-books and Kindles because they take everything writers work for and reduce it to less than cheap newsprint.

    Everyone on this website should take the initiative to read at least one good book a day. Particularly kids.

  5. no1scouse

    no1scouse said, 8 months ago

    And there are billions and billions of them……

  6. lisapaloma13

    lisapaloma13 said, 8 months ago

    @Punished Snake

    I’m sorry you don’t like e-books. I have always loved books, too, but the magic is in the words, not in the dead tree. I have read many classic books on my Kindle for free that I never would have had the opportunity to read, never would have known existed, and I suspect that this will be true for more and more people as time goes by. I think that if you can get past that prejudice, you would be a wonderful contributor to Project Gutenberg’s work of making out-of-copyright books available to anyone with access to the Internet.

  7. J2P2

    J2P2 said, 8 months ago

    Great quote and great art!!! I was sure it was Bradbury until the very end…

  8. meassa11

    meassa11 GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @lisapaloma13

    Well said. I have over a hundred books on my Kindle, only one from the twentieth century. I have read the oldest books written down, historical texts by the ancient masters, and books that I could NEVER find any where else. Books I’ve actively looked for and were out of print for over a hundred years are now on the internet, free for anyone to download. Technology can be scary, but sometimes it’s a glorious thing.

  9. Jay_Dallas

    Jay_Dallas said, 8 months ago

    But there is something so satisfying in the holding of the book, the turning of the pages and, when you’re done, closing it and being able to see what you’ve read.

  10. Darwinskeeper

    Darwinskeeper said, 8 months ago

    @Three Steps Over Japan

    Even before the internet, there has been proof of humanity’s idiocy, still it is inspiring to know that even with our stupidity, we are capable of occasional greatness.

  11. ncalifgirl58

    ncalifgirl58 said, 8 months ago

    @Punished Snake

    So sorry that happened to you Punished Snake. Support your local Library!

  12. romillysmom

    romillysmom said, 8 months ago

    ..as for e-books and kindles……did you know that it is buried in the agreement somewhere that they reserve the right to delete, revise, or edit any book you “buy”…once you own a physical book the words are “yours” in their original, intended form.

  13. romillysmom

    romillysmom said, 8 months ago

    ….unless Fahrenheit 451 becomes reality.

  14. chromosome

    chromosome GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    I read books any way I can get them. I read real books, e-books and audiobooks!

  15. phritzg

    phritzg GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    I can only imagine how much better our world would be if everybody enjoyed reading as much as Mr. Sagan.

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