Zen Pencils by Gavin Aung Than

Zen Pencils

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, 12 months ago

    Even I was a LEGO maniac (except I didn’t have hundreds of thousands of pieces).

  2. Josh Lyons

    Josh Lyons said, 12 months ago

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.

    We had LEGOs® when I was a lad also,
    but not so many..

  3. Josh Lyons

    Josh Lyons said, 12 months ago

    Now that’s the kind of inspiration I like. Only it’s going to be confounded by any of the other posters following me reading this strip.

  4. keith kunz

    keith kunz GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    nice.

  5. Veteran

    Veteran GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @Josh Lyons

    If you had stopped at your first sentence….you would have understood the meaning.
    The second sentence made you the mother in the middle of the story.
    I agree with your first sentence….I like it too.
    That is inspiration.

  6. DAZZ

    DAZZ GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    I had smooth wooden blocks in very simple shapes, but they were an entire village or the rooms in a palace variably and my 2 dolls and 2 stuffed animals were the inhabitants (sometimes) and the various marbles (many sizes and colors) were people when that did not suffice. We kids spent more time outdoors playing various things; I mostly remember follow the leader as I was the smallest (my brother did not play with the rest- too small). All these kids lived in our immediate block – some siblings.

  7. Rhadamanthus

    Rhadamanthus said, 12 months ago

    When I started with them they were called “American Bricks” and were made of wood (or something like it)…

  8. Josh Lyons

    Josh Lyons said, 12 months ago

    @Veteran

    Okay, you made your point, Vet.

  9. Veteran

    Veteran GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @Josh Lyons

    Just being a friend there.
    I still respect ya……..

  10. Veteran

    Veteran GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    No, they were bricks. Made by Playskool in the 60’s to 70’s. They were not the Lincoln Logs which were actual wood pieces like real early American timber houses. The got the name Lincoln Logs due to Abraham Lincoln growing up in a wooden cabin and becoming president and were much earlier to American Bricks. Lincoln Logs were invented by John Lloyd Wright and actually based on the foundation of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.
    They are still in production where sadly American Bricks went out of business over taken by Legos and such.
    I personally remember Erector Sets which were my favorite.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 12 months ago

    I had tinker toys. Only a few times did I try to build something big. Usually didn’t have enough for any of the harder projects. I preferred drawing and still do. Only now I write more than I draw.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 12 months ago

    That is one way to look at inspiration an creativity. Sometimes one needs the right catalyst to explore it.

  13. Tigerchik32

    Tigerchik32 said, 12 months ago

    Except for the religious overtones, this is just a beautiful sentiment.

  14. chromosome

    chromosome GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    I like the basic idea, but not the shoplifting. It was (still is) a serious offense in our family. BTW, I remember having wooden Lincoln Logs as well as tinker toys.

  15. Yakety Sax

    Yakety Sax said, 12 months ago

    @Tigerchik32

    You should Google the author of the quote.

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