Zen Pencils by Gavin Aung Than for May 14, 2018

  1. Light hen  lewis wright
    henshaven Premium Member over 5 years ago

    You are so right! But, it can be so soul sucking, so ego deflating, so damned hard. But, like you say, the rewards are worth it

     •  Reply
  2. Logo
    Chris Colvard  over 5 years ago

    I believe it was the great philosopher Ronald Belford Scott who said, “it’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock ’n roll.”

     •  Reply
  3. Hacking dog original
    J Short  over 5 years ago

    I started playing drums at age 13. At 65, I still practice my drums an hour a day. I feel I am just beginning to make progress.

    Read the biography of the Wright Brothers, by McCollough; talk about facing adversity and ridicule.

    “The best dividends on the labor invested have invariably come from seeking more knowledge rather than more power.” – Signed Wilbur and Orville Wright March 12, 1906.

     •  Reply
  4. Ukraine avatar 92
    Teto85 Premium Member over 5 years ago

    Yup. It takes years to become an overnight success.

     •  Reply
  5. Missing large
    cannonfodderg  over 5 years ago

    Man, this is exactly it. I’ve just started getting back into art almost 20 years after I pretty much stopped for this very reason. Really wish they’d spent any time when I was in college pointing this out, maybe I wouldn’t have waited so long to find my way back to it. Great comic.

     •  Reply
  6. Missing large
    gammaguy  over 5 years ago

    I don’t trust any statement or advice that claims to apply to “everybody”.

     •  Reply
  7. 20170710 201143
    Retliblady Premium Member over 5 years ago

    I took up woodcarving 4 years ago and was just getting truly frustrated at how far I haven’t advanced. Thank you Mr. Than.

     •  Reply
  8. Missing large
    Rich Douglas  over 5 years ago

    Zen Pencils is the most inspiring comic on the site, by far. Fall down seven times; get up eight.

     •  Reply
  9. Picture
    JohnPotts  over 5 years ago

    so true and well done you!

     •  Reply
Sign in to comment

More From Zen Pencils