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READERS OF THE MONTH: July edition

[...] , so I thought about using that skill to work with translations. Then, in March 2012, I found Zen Pencils, and have been reading the comics ever since. I am inspired not only by the comics, but by [...]

A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT & my 2013 year in review

[...] It’s been a long while since I’ve written about what’s going on with me and Zen Pencils, so here is a long overdue catch-up post and a look back at 2013. But first, I have a big [...]

The 10 most popular Zen Pencils comics of 2013

[...] a nice Xmas holiday (if you celebrate it). To see out the year, here are the 10 most popular Zen Pencils comics of 2013. This list is based purely on page hits and traffic. Is your favourite comic [...]

READER OF THE MONTH: February

[...] Reader of the Month to get acquainted with. Meet 23-year old Benjamin from San Diego, who says Zen Pencils has given him the kick in the butt he needed to start working on his passion for music: Hey [...]

166. PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY: Ozymandias

[...] , Frédy, Stephen, Adrian and Aldrin for submitting this poem. - In case you missed it, the Zen Pencils book made the NYT best-seller list! [...]

167. GEORGE MALLORY: Because it’s there

[...] For People comic. I’ve been wanting to use him again for awhile now. - Good news, the Zen Pencils book is back in stock in most places, including Amazon US, CANADA and INDIA. Get it in time [...]

20% Store discount + Valentine’s delivery + new products!

[...] . VISIT THE STORE to choose from more posters, cushions and totes. Of course, the Zen Pencils book also makes a great gift and they’re back in stock in most places. You can order from [...]

Zen Pencils is a NYT best-seller – THANK YOU!

[...] Holy crap on a stick, the Zen Pencils book is officially a New York Times best-seller!! Yes, we did it folks – the book debuted this [...]

Change in update schedule

[...] This is an important post to let you know that I’ll be updating new comics a bit less regularly. I’ll still be aiming for one new comic per week, but I’m [...]

PHOTOS: The first Zen Pencils meet-ups

[...] As you’ve probably noticed from the lack of new comics lately, I’ve been on away on holidays for a few weeks in Singapore and Myanmar. While it [...]

Singapore book signing: Wed 4th Feb

[...] know, I know, you’re probably thinking “Haven’t you just had a holiday?! Where are the new comics??”. I’ve actually been working on new stuff these past few weeks so that there will be [...]

Top 5 comics of 2014 + my year in review

[...] is something I think about. I haven’t counted, but I’m guessing there were overall less new comics this year than the previous two years. Updates tend to average one new comic every [...]

152. ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS: The science all-stars poster

[...] of Library of Alexandria. First person to measure circumference of the Earth (as told by Carl Sagan). Zhang Heng (78-139): Astronomer, mathematician, inventor, philosopher, geographer and artist. [...]

Presenting the ZEN PENCILS BOOK! Pre-order today

[...] most popular authors did not agree to be included. This includes the Bill Watterson and Carl Sagan quotes. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t a bit disappointed, but I’m still very happy [...]

135. TIM MINCHIN: Be hard on your opinions

[...] : contains naughty language), based on one of his poems about pseudoscience. RELATED COMICS: Carl Sagan, Richard Dawkins, Neil Gaiman, Taylor Mali and Bill Hicks. Thanks to Trev, Lina, Daren and [...]

READER OF THE MONTH: September edition

[...] them. I will ignore safety and security in lieu of living life to the fullest. Caitlin Moran, Carl Sagan, Taylor Mali, so many amazing people with such amazing words! After every new comic, I end up [...]

125. MARIE CURIE: Life is not easy

[...] This is the second comic featuring Rising Phoenix. You can read her origin story here. Marie Curie (1867-1934) was a Polish scientist (she later became a French citizen) who did pioneering [...]

151. ULTIMATE WARRIOR: Legacy

[...] superstar. You can see her in these previous comics featuring quotes from Howard Thurman and Marie Curie. Warrior (aka ‘Ultimate Warrior’, born James Brian Hellwig 1959-2014) was a WWE [...]

152. ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS: The science all-stars poster

[...] advances and promoting alternatives to cotton that would help sustain poorer farmers. Marie Curie (1867-1934): Physicist who pioneered work in radioactivity. Discovered two new elements, radium [...]

170. KAHLIL GIBRAN: Work is love made visible

[...] Don’t Compare Yourself to Others. A question to the Buddhist. C.P. Cavafy Ithaka. Roger Ebert On Kindness. [...]

163. KEVIN SMITH: It costs nothing to encourage an artist

RELATED COMICS: Roger Ebert – On Kindness. Stanley Kubrick Answers a Question. Neil Gaiman – Make Good Art. Shonda Rhimes – A Screenwriter’s A [...]

159. ROBIN WILLIAMS: A spark of madness

[...] ’t, I’ve decided to pay my own 8-bit tribute to the great man. RELATED COMICS: Roger Ebert On Kindness. Amy Poehler Great People Do Things Before They’re Ready. Bill Hicks It’s Just a [...]

148. STANLEY KUBRICK answers a question

[...] RELATED COMICS: Roger Ebert On Kindness, John Lennon Produce Your Own Dream, Bill Watterson A Cartoonist’s Advice, Chris [...]

150. JIM HENSON: A puppeteer’s advice

[...] . Once I finally did take control, everything changed. I never considered reaching 150 Zen Pencils comics when I was scribbling at work nearly three years ago. It’s amazing what you can [...]

READER OF THE MONTH: What Ithaka means

[...] ’re super-positive about the future and the message that resonates through most of the Zen Pencils comics helps us stay strong. Oh, and guess what we named the company? Ithaka. Woohoo, bravo [...]

124. TAYLOR MALI: What Teachers Make

[...] child to greatness. I’m really honoured that a lot of teachers have told me they use Zen Pencils comics in the classroom. It’s something I never planned on happening and is such a thrill. [...]

My top five Zen Pencils comics

[...] ’m getting requests for other cartooning work, but other work means I can’t draw Zen Pencils comics! I will not make missing an update a habit, but this week’s workload just got the [...]

129. MARC MARON: The social media generation

[...] Marc Maron is a comedian and the host of my favourite podcast, WTF with Marc Maron, which is a comedy podcast where Maron interviews not only comedians, but musicians, actors, [...]

159. ROBIN WILLIAMS: A spark of madness

[...] glimpse of what Williams was like, I recommend you listen to his WTF Podcast interview with Marc Maron from 2010. It’s an extremely honest and interesting conversation, and you can tell Williams is [...]

The 10 most popular Zen Pencils comics of 2013

[...] looks like most people agreed with my comparison, or at least got what I was trying to express. Marc Maron did see it (he retweeted it on Twitter) but I’m not sure what he thought of it. I hope [...]

TO BE LOVED! Zen Pencils readers get romantically creative

[...] up in the air, but there will be definitely be a part three in the future. Ok firstly, Zen Pencils readers Eric and Armi loved the comic so much it inspired them to use it as the basis of their pre- [...]

My USA trip wrap-up + PHOTOS

[...] the attendees a souvenir poster I illustrated. While there, I also had a meet-up for Zen Pencils readers. I had a lovely Q&A session with about 30 fans and gave away some posters. It’s [...]

PHOTOS: The first Zen Pencils meet-ups

[...] crowd of locals and ex-pats came to say hi and it was a thrill to meet some local Burmese Zen Pencils readers. It still amazes me that there are folks in Yangon who follow the site. Even a well-known [...]

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READERS OF THE MONTH: July edition

[...] , so I thought about using that skill to work with translations. Then, in March 2012, I found Zen Pencils, and have been reading the comics ever since. I am inspired not only by the comics, but by [...]

A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT & my 2013 year in review

[...] It’s been a long while since I’ve written about what’s going on with me and Zen Pencils, so here is a long overdue catch-up post and a look back at 2013. But first, I have a big [...]

The 10 most popular Zen Pencils comics of 2013

[...] a nice Xmas holiday (if you celebrate it). To see out the year, here are the 10 most popular Zen Pencils comics of 2013. This list is based purely on page hits and traffic. Is your favourite comic [...]

READER OF THE MONTH: February

[...] Reader of the Month to get acquainted with. Meet 23-year old Benjamin from San Diego, who says Zen Pencils has given him the kick in the butt he needed to start working on his passion for music: Hey [...]

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