Zen Pencils by Gavin Aung Than

Zen Pencils

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  1. Gorbag42

    Gorbag42 said, 6 months ago

    Unfortunately, this attitude yields both the best and the worst in us. This is the call to jihad.

  2. rocketscientist

    rocketscientist said, 6 months ago


    And every underdog in a sporting contest that has bested the “assumed” victor, as an example of the best… Like everything else humanity does, it can be used for good or for evil.

  3. dheine1971

    dheine1971 GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago


  4. Darwinskeeper

    Darwinskeeper said, 6 months ago


    Also an unwillingness to compromise and work with others.

  5. bpullin

    bpullin said, 6 months ago

    IF people had this conviction today, we wouldn’t have to worry about jihads, or any other threat.

  6. MeGoNow

    MeGoNow said, 6 months ago

    If you don’t understand he application of this lesson, you are merely one of the many who pretend that compromise with evil is safety, the many who hide and weep when an implacable enemy arises. Fortunately for you, there are those who understand, the warriors, the few who, in the desperate moments, run toward the sounds of the guns and are constant unto death.

  7. Veteran

    Veteran GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago


    As a Vet and a current police officer I do commend your grasp on the story.
    Just remember you don’t have to be a warrior to stand up for something that is right.
    I admire the common folks who throw themselves at injustice even at their own peril.
    My job is to stand between evil, chaos and good. The Thin Blue Line as we call it.
    It is nice to see a citizen standing with me. They don’t have to. They can hide behind me but then I am only one.
    Check out the baby being revived on the side of the road. Those folks did not wait for the police or ambulance to arrive…those are true heroes.
    Good is done everyday…..its the bad that gets all the press.

  8. Leviticus

    Leviticus GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    There are times that if I do not give in to my wife. she would pound on me the way Purple Monster pounded on the hero in his story. She is nowhere near as nice and gentle as the monster when she gets riled.

  9. Veteran

    Veteran GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago


    But that is a different “never give in”.
    In that relationship (I too know how you feel) we don’t have the choice to not give in.
    In this case it is in our better interest giving in. No one wants to face that monster.

  10. benbrilling

    benbrilling GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    The problem arises when both sides think the other side is the monster.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 6 months ago


    It is a call to Crusade. There is only one meaning of that word. There are two for Jihad.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 6 months ago


    Maybe if we didn’t interfere in other peoples countries and kill them has a large factor in it in the first place.

  13. Charles

    Charles said, 6 months ago

    It’s all about perspective…

  14. Kaffekup

    Kaffekup said, 6 months ago


    That’s a good point. What if, in the panel before this strip, the “monster” was going about his business and the guy decided he had to stand his ground?

  15. nawsa

    nawsa said, 6 months ago

    A rebuttal or expansion to “Keep Calm and Carry On”?

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