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Cartoon quotes from inspirational folks!
Zen Pencils is an exciting and unique new comic that takes inspirational and famous quotes and adapts them into cartoon stories. From icons like Einstein, Gandhi, and Twain to modern-day philosophers, comedians and writers—their words are turned into heartwarming stories by cartoonist Gavin Aung Than. Be inspired, motivated, educated, and laugh as you read famous words as never before!
Coming out Oct 13, 2015 by Andrews McMeel Publishing.
I received an eArc from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
I have to be honest, I wasn’t expecting much when I picked this up at Netgalley. I found the cover intriguing and that was it… boy, I did not saw it coming.
So basically cartoonist Gavin Aung Than chose some motivational quotes from several interesting people – from the Dalai Lama, Shakespeare, Amy Poehler to Maya Angelou (etc) – and made inspirational cartoons that fit into the quote. He has done this before in Vol. 1, which I now have to read. The result is fantastic. It makes you look at these quotes, some that you have heard before, in an all new light. And what transpires is a message of acceptance, hard work and not giving up on your dreams… AMAZING!
I highly recommend this one! It’s a gorgeous fast to read book, and one that truly inspires you.
Rating: 4.5 Stars