Sunday, February 7, 2016
Dream the Impossible Dream: Zen Pencils: Volume Two
author: Gavin Aung Than
average rating: 4.44
book published: 2015
read at: 2016/02/07
date added: 2016/02/07
'Dream The Impossible Dream: Zen Pencils' by Gavin Aung Than proved to me that comics can be really inspiring. It felt like comics meeting TED talks.
Gavin Aung Than takes poems and inspirational quotes, some are famous, some are less so, but all are inspiring, and draws a cartoon based story around it. The book opens with an original one by Gavin about struggling for art. Among the others are Isaac Asimov, Maya Angelou, Kevin Smith, Chris Hardwick, William Shakespeare and many others. The cartoons are whimsical. Some are straightforward, some are fantastical (like a guy chained without a brain trying to regain his life). All are the kind of things you'd want to share with people around you that need inspiration.
I was so glad I got to read this book. I absolutely love the concept, and I love the art style too. It's not heavy handed. The whole thing put a smile on my face and made me feel inspired.
I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Andrews McMeel Publishing and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to read this amazing graphic novel.
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