Zen Pencils by Gavin Aung Than

Zen Pencils

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  1. comixluver

    comixluver said, over 1 year ago

    wow just wow

  2. hawgowar

    hawgowar said, over 1 year ago

    Theaters are dying. Why go to a place with ill-mannered people, screaming brats, incredibly overpriced refreshments, uncomfortable seats and sticky floors when you can stay home with your Bose stereo system, a BarcaLounger and a 60" HDTV, pay almost nothing for refreshments, pause the movie if you have to pee and don’t have to put up with boorish people and their unspanked brats? Seeing the movie at home is worth the 3 month (or less) wait. I predict a time in the near future where you’ll pay ten bucks and the movie will be downloaded into your DVR the day it opens.

  3. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, over 1 year ago

    Time to cash in your ticket.

  4. StoicLion

    StoicLion said, over 1 year ago

    @hawgowar

    I rarely go to the movies now not because of the reasons you cited (though I completely understand them); I rarely go because many movies out today do not appeal to me.

  5. mr_sherman

    mr_sherman GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    And hawgower,
    When you consider who wrote those words it makes sense why a theater was chosen for this visualization.

  6. Darwinskeeper

    Darwinskeeper said, over 1 year ago

    I know this is a little off topic, but I still enjoy going to movie theaters. We have a great second run theater in Wichita, so the cost isn’t that great and I do enjoy watching things on the big screen.

  7. celecca

    celecca GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I can’t go to movies anymore. The entrance to the individual theater is always at the front, and I am disabled and cannot climb the stairs to the middle of the seating, so I get stuck at the bottom row, looking up at the screen and cannot see the movie well. 2nd run theater is fine, but in a very bad neighborhood.

  8. celecca

    celecca GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I can’t go to movies anymore. The entrance to the individual theater is always at the front, and I am disabled and cannot climb the stairs to the middle of the seating, so I get stuck at the bottom row, looking up at the screen and cannot see the movie well. 2nd run theater is fine, but in a very bad neighborhood.

  9. emptc12

    emptc12 said, over 1 year ago

    The first movie review by Roger Ebert that I read was for “2001: A Space Odyssey.” I read every one of his reviews I could after that. There was always SOMETHING in each review – philosophical, comic, an interesting turn of phrase – that made them worthwhile to me. All of my classmates who wrote creatively wanted to write like Roger Ebert.
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    In the early 1970s Roger also hosted a series of programs dedicated to the films of Ingmar Bergman, and I thus began to think of films as a true art form. I never really enjoyed his television reviews, however – he came across as sarcastic and adversarial , and I disliked Gene Siskel.
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    Fortunately, he continued his written work. I was always amazed that almost every week the Chicago Sun-Times movie section contained page after page after page of original Roger Ebert movie reviews – like a feast for me every Sunday or Saturday.
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    I wished he would write forever and I could read him forever. With each passing year I lose more of the writers and illustrators I admired and attempted to emulate when I was young. I can’t even remember at this moment who is left, other than Patrick Oliphant.

  10. dapperdan61

    dapperdan61 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @hawgowar

    What a sad day indeed that’ll be if people can’t come together to experience a movie together. I go often & rarely encounter any annoyances. I suppose if a theater is in a less than desirable area that can attract the wrong crowd then yes that theater won’t last. Seeing the latest blockbuster at home just isn’t the same as enjoying it with other people. If there’s 1 thing theaters should change is drop the paid advertising before the show.

  11. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, over 1 year ago

    @celecca

    Check to see what other theaters are in your area.
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    The local megaplex is designed in such a fashion that the middle seats are at ground level, and there are spaces in between each seat on the middle row specifically so that people who are in wheelchairs can have spots to pull in.

  12. clurtura

    clurtura said, over 1 year ago

    This isn’t about movie theatres, it’s the message that’s important. Thanks Gavin – wonderfully done, as always.

  13. MrsClipart

    MrsClipart GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Roger Ebert was one of the few critics I always read, because he had a knack for expressing the essence of a film in a thoughtful and interesting way. If he liked one, I was fairly certain I would, too.

    Gavin, you made me cry. I hope that the scenario you pictured here came true somewhere.

  14. Veteran

    Veteran GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @MrsClipart

    Ebert was one of the better critics. He reviewed the film not just tear into it to make a name.
    A film even badly made is a creation of art. Not all like it but it was not meant for all to like it…..just take it for what it is.
    A creation.
    Reminded me of Paradise Theater by STYX.

  15. thehag

    thehag said, over 1 year ago

    Can’t afford movie theater these days only what I can get on the computer. I do miss sitting in a theater with all the other people. There is a certain difference experiencing a film with a crowd. Can’t imagine getting the same experience watching Gone With the Wind, Titanic, Sound of Music or Alien for the first time on a tiny screen with only a couple of friends.

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