Zen Pencils by Gavin Aung Than

Zen Pencils

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  1. Josh Lyons

    Josh Lyons said, 5 days ago

    One word, four letters…DEEP.

  2. The Awakener

    The Awakener said, 5 days ago

    @Josh Lyons

    Chummer, George Mallory was one of the most daring climbers of all time. He’s the one who famously tried to climb Everest naked without even an oxygen tank.

    No one will ever know if he was the first to reach Everest. His frozen body was found with its goggles down and the photograph of his wife (which he had promised her he’d plant on the peak) missing, so…it’s anybody’s guess.

  3. mr_sherman

    mr_sherman GoComics PRO Member said, 5 days ago

    How come I’m reminded of “Piggies” by the Beatles?

  4. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, 5 days ago

    Exuberant today. Nice move to full color too. Beautiful.

  5. Veteran

    Veteran GoComics PRO Member said, 5 days ago

    Mallory is also famous for another quote.
    When asked after repeated failed attempts
    “Why do you want to climb Mount Everest?”
    His answer “Because it’s there.”
    Enuf said.

  6. MeGoNow

    MeGoNow said, 5 days ago

    But it doesn’t count if anyone knows you did it. Now THAT’s zen, you posers.

  7. Kind&Kinder

    Kind&Kinder GoComics PRO Member said, 5 days ago

    @MeGoNow

    Have you gone? LOL! Buddha handed Kashyapa a golden lotus. He transmitted….Zen?…..He who speaks of Zen is really talking about something else. Sorry to be such a poser.

  8. spaced man spliff

    spaced man spliff GoComics PRO Member said, 5 days ago

    I saw Everest from the plane window while approaching Kathmandu. At 29,000 feet, the temp must’ve been no more than 50 degrees below zero, F.

  9. Veteran

    Veteran GoComics PRO Member said, 5 days ago

    @spaced man spliff

    Highest mountain I ever went up was Mt McKinley in Alaska. We were within 800 feet of the summit.
    It was not pleasure…..it was to recover the bodies of a group of Japanese girls who went up. Weather closed in up there. We found them all huddled together…..froze to death.
    The choppers could not reach our level so we had to separate and carry them down so the bodies could be recovered by our high altitude helicopters. While we waited we wanted to make the simple traverse over to the summit but our CO denied our request.
    A nice August afternoon.

  10. Veteran

    Veteran GoComics PRO Member said, 5 days ago

    @spaced man spliff

    I also lived three years in Pakistan just outside of Lahore. K2 was visible every clear day. I went up into the Hindu Kush on a field trip just north of Gilgit. Our camp sat just below the snow line. It was 114 F back at home…..we sat at 70 F in a cool breeze filled with pines and cedars. Made our tea with fresh snow melt stream water.

  11. Kind&Kinder

    Kind&Kinder GoComics PRO Member said, 4 days ago

    @Veteran

    This is the kind of stuff The New Yorker likes to print, and I love to read. If you ever publish about this, please post a Zen Pencils comment.

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