Zen Pencils by Gavin Aung Than

Zen Pencils

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, 11 months ago

    Haven’t I see this one before? (Gotta miss your artwork and stories, Bill.)

  2. Charles

    Charles said, 11 months ago

    Mr. Waterson doesn’t just talk the talk – he walks the walk.


    INGSOC GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    It’s all down hill from there, after such a heavy pull..

  4. nefa

    nefa said, 11 months ago

    Do you think the remark about “the good life” was a reference to “The Good Life”? I can see some similarities!

  5. 3hourtour

    3hourtour GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    ..It’s easy for Bill to throw in the towel,he can sell reruns and rerun books and reruns of rerun books…some of us have mouths to feed and bills to pay without the millions in the bank to live on….

  6. J2P2

    J2P2 said, 11 months ago

    So THAT’s where Mr. Bun comes from…

  7. Veteran

    Veteran GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago


    He did not start off that way…that is the purpose of the story….find your niche. Are you happy??? If you are you have your niche.
    You don’t need millions to be happy.


    CARAPORAM said, 11 months ago

    I’ll say climb to wherever your potential allow. Climb while you’re still able to. There will come a moment when you could not climb anymore. Age and ailments will slow you down, so climb while you can. This doesn’t mean disregard your other duties with family and friends. Balance is the key to any achievement in life….

  9. Veteran

    Veteran GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago


    Very well put.
    Age and aliments do slow you down but..to me…they only change how you approach it.
    Bush Senior still made his “assisted” parachute jump….at his age. I am still a working police officer at 62….I have to work at staying in shape….don’t bend like I use to….or run as fast…..but I do get the job done and done the right way with no injuries to me or the bad guy if I can help it.

  10. Melissa Lomax

    Melissa Lomax GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    As an artist I can relate, truly one of my favorites! Thank you :)

  11. MysteryCat

    MysteryCat GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Excellent homage to Watterson’s style.

  12. billdungjen

    billdungjen GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    go forth watterson.

  13. Beau Nobo

    Beau Nobo said, 11 months ago

    The nonconformist is the corporations natural enemy.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago


    He still does not allow the licensing of his creations for sales other than the book compilations. No merchandising. Don’t put your point-of-view as his.
    If he thought the way you do he would never have stopped. He stopped because he felt he couldn’t produce what everyone was use to anymore. A good decision.

  15. Kind&Kinder

    Kind&Kinder GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Great to see the wonderful Bill Watterson quoted giving an awesomely on-the-nose opinion.He always did the same with Calvin and Hobbes—probably the major reason so many consider it to be the best comic strip ever produced. Thanks, Gavin. Your art work well mirrors Bill’s sentiments (and I assume yours s well. Congratulations on “Zen Pencils”, a strip I always look forward to on Mondays.

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