Zen Pencils by Gavin Aung Than

Zen Pencils


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  1. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, 3 months ago

    They’re there to thin the gene pool.
    Nice, walls.

  2. euston

    euston said, 3 months ago

    As much as I enjoy the usual strips here, this is probably not the best representation of the quote. I doubt the guy who fell did not want to live badly enough.
    I think this is more applicable where a person has the choice to give up or take the easy way out but still carries on to achieve great things because they are absolutely committed.
    Still, great work Mr Gavin. This quote is especially important to me as I am chasing a distance dream forsaking many things other people value. I would also recommend people to search “Randy Pausch Last Lecture” on Youtube to see this quote in its broader context.

  3. thehag

    thehag said, 3 months ago


    I was going to look him up hoping that there was more to this.
    Otherwise it would be a bit grim and not so nice.

  4. Veteran

    Veteran GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    A very good one.
    If it were easy it would not be unique.

    And when in doubt……C-4 works wonders on walls.

  5. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, 3 months ago


    Agreed. []
    Some people just can’t make it through some brick walls, no matter how hard they try.

  6. knitkitty

    knitkitty said, 3 months ago


    And possibly on Toothy below…

  7. minos

    minos GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    Occasionally the brick wall is scaled by an arrogant prick who got lucky.

  8. EeyoreBlue

    EeyoreBlue said, 3 months ago


    and on un-nameable monstrosities lurking below…. c-4, det cord, etc etc.

  9. 716PMedGuy

    716PMedGuy said, 3 months ago


  10. Leviticus

    Leviticus GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    My brick walls are to keep people and things out. So far they work fine. My .357 Magnum is in case the wall climber ever makes it over.

  11. Veteran

    Veteran GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago


    Still my favorite handgun.
    S&W N-frame. Highway Patrolman model.
    It also made a great club when close quarter combat came up.
    My off duty carry is a S&W 360PD Airlite
    Titanium cylinder, scandium frame. 11oz in weight loaded. 1 3/4 inch barrel. 5 rounds 357 Mag. If you don’t mind the recoil and sting. I love it.

  12. mr_sherman

    mr_sherman GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    1 3/4 inch barrel? Probably a little powder burn also.

    BTW, Draw your sword as you’re going down. Give the failure monster a little stomach ache and maybe yourself an undigested way out.

  13. mr_sherman

    mr_sherman GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    Not all who fall fail completely. Maybe it just wasn’t your wall to climb.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 3 months ago

    Reminds me of the kind of cutthroat version of the world that Ayn Rand envisioned. The kind where she would not have survived. The people who would thrive in that world wouldn’t always be the best as just people.

  15. SuperDavid

    SuperDavid said, 3 months ago

    How does that monster chew? It has teeth everywhere

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