20% OFF POSTERS! This weekend you can get 20% off your poster order at the Zen Pencils store. Use the promo code OCTPROMO at checkout (on the second page of checkout, after you enter your name and shipping details). The offer ends this Monday 20th October.

I’ve added a few new designs to the store - John Green’s Make Gifts for People, Thoreau’s Happiness is like a Butterfly and the recent poem It Couldn’t be Done.

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Have a great weekend!

Not an ask just a compliment...your comics are beautiful and have added such light to my days recently! Thank you!!
Anonymous

:)

Hey Gav, I really love your work. It really an inspiration to me and helps me get through a rough day. I wanted to know how you value your 7 years as a designer and do you wish you had began Zen Pencils sooner?
Anonymous

Good question - I’m definitely glad I worked as a graphic designer - I learnt how to use Photoshop and other programs like a pro, and know what ‘good’ design is. That being said, I could have left a bit earlier - the last couple of years at the job were not very productive mentally. I wrote about my whole ‘journey’ in this article, you should read it.

Hi i love your comics but i noticed a recurring theme about how kids 'suffer' from maths and science and prefer art. Do you have any comics that are celebrating maths? It gave a lot to art: symmetry, golden ratio, geometry.. Lets appreciate it.
Anonymous

I’ve done many science quotes by Einstein, Neil Tyson, Phil Plait, Feynman, Curie … don’t think there are any math-specific ones, but of course I’m in favour of math :)

Hey Gavin! Will we see your book in shops in Melbourne? Preordering online can be a battle for Aussies and there's nothing like buying a book in a book shop! Will there be a launch or an opportunity for signings somewhere in Melbs? Can't wait :)

Yes! There will be a Melbourne signing and the books will be available there. Sat 22nd Nov - keep it free, more details to come!

You are Burmese?
Anonymous

Yes, my heritage is Burmese, but I was born, raised and live in Australia … mate.

You probably get this a lot but these comics make me cry and laugh and inspire me to live better. Your art gives me hope for the future, so thank you so so much for making these comics :)
Anonymous

You’re very very welcome!

This is just to say...your comics bring literal tears of joy to my eyes tonight. Before I found this Tumblr, I as convinced my life couldn't possibly be worth living. Then I found zen pencils and I'll survive another night! I cannot thank you enough.
Anonymous

I’m utterly honoured and amazed - all the best to you for the future!

you may have been asked before but did you work on venture bros? sometimes i watch certain parts and your style kinda comes out of the animation or certain characters.

Nope never worked in animation

Would you ever do a comic for prose that wasn't made by someone famous?
Anonymous

Not at the moment - but definitely a possibility in the future

It’s here! Officially announcing the Zen Pencils book. Now available for pre-order. Click here for all the details.

It’s here! Officially announcing the Zen Pencils book. Now available for pre-order. Click here for all the details.

Look what just arrived in the mail - an advance copy of my book! I’m so happy with the quality and the printing and I can’t wait for you to see it for yourself. I told myself not to get too excited until I actually held a physical copy in my hands … well now I’m friggin’ excited! Look out for the official announcement post next week where you’ll be able to pre-order a copy.
- Gav

Look what just arrived in the mail - an advance copy of my book! I’m so happy with the quality and the printing and I can’t wait for you to see it for yourself. I told myself not to get too excited until I actually held a physical copy in my hands … well now I’m friggin’ excited! Look out for the official announcement post next week where you’ll be able to pre-order a copy.

- Gav