Thanks for illustrating this one, Gav. That choice to go to college instead of going travelling is similar to what I did. It’s astounding in backing of me to have a website page, which is valuable for my insight. I liked very much of this one in particular. If you really want to know the truth about this poem, go to this link and look for the text written by Garret P. 😀 I will make you proud!! One wanders to the left, other to the right …. This is a brilliant interpretation!! Thank you Gavin for your “PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY: Ozymandias” comic post,, I think his name should be Uvuvwevwevwe Onyetenyevwe Ugwemubwem Ossas. I gave a public speech last year about this time about how I came to North America on a student visa from Africa ( A real struggle it was) and I started my speech with this poem and ended with the last line from it … I am taking English in college and we are reading poetry. I’ve done a few orig… I think what he means by “the one less traveled by” is the one of your own choosing. That said, your graphics are beautiful as always, and the detail is amazing! Strange Like Me from $25.00 USD. PRESS | To me, “the one less traveled by” has always means the path where people go without thinking about their own wants. Man Gav, your comics give me chills just about every time. Thank you for this interpretation of a great poem. 🙂 I welcomed whatever you have done here. Be careful what you choose to do, things you do now will affect you in the future. The Paintings are wonderful, Really! Source: Who knows who I would be if just one thing happened differently in the past. Want Early Retirement? Aug 6, 2018 - Randy Pausch (1960-2008) was a computer-science and human-computer interaction professor at Carnegie Mellon University. EDGAR ALLAN POE poster — Gavin Aung Than/Zen Pencils. I love the way you have played around with the possibilities of the quote. I will guarantee that I bookmark your web journal Excellent article. I hope you don’t think me vain, but as a thank you, here’s a link to a (completely unrelated) humorous poem I wrote. This is excellent! The Luna Beads are usually great! I found a copy of this comic posted at 9gag; thought you might want to know and complain. In this promo, Bryan Cranston ominously recites the poem in character as Walter White, king of meth dealers. Thank you for providing insight into various photography blogs. For Gavin Aung Than, creator of the popular Zen Pencils comic, the Web was where he started doing what he loves. But what makes this poem even better is that tinge of realization that no matter what arbitrary choices you make, you’ll probably rationalize them as meaningful decisions in retrospective. The next day you feel like crap, you’re tired, you can’t perform properly and you regret your actions the night The path where we just go because we see others people are going too. but in the long run – Konst,I am very proud your interpretation is like mine.I’ve been readin first comments just thinking that my interpretation was somehow wrong yet there is someone else whose point of view is just like mine! Recent poems and book passages are copyrighted. That’s like the career/life choices too in that, like your Howard Thurman cartoon 83, you get to the point where you must strike out from what the family, culture and society says you should do and ask your inner voice what the right path is for yourself. Have a great day., Thank you Gavin for your “ROBERT FROST: The road not taken” comic post, Judging from Frost’s other poems, he might be exploring the choice of suicide, and the difficult decision to keep on living despite the challenges of life. If you want to know what the truth about this poem is read this entry, the one written by Garret P. Awesome Comic, but can you also make a depressing version, where both roads lead down to his destruction ? – If you don’t like what happens to you as the result of your choices or random happenings, the only possible way to take another path is to change yourself. good poster. Or even having a main road with a second one as a hobby, for instance. Waiting for this print in the store. An unquestionable requirement read article.Such an exceptionally helpful article. This would have been such a meaningful aid. “your life kind of snowballs into decision after decision until you’re dead”-haha its funny but true! Just inform me if you do it, however, I’ll be on the track. Be inspired, motivated, educated, 58. I’ve always marveled how even the most mundane of choices can sometimes take you on to a whole path to a life you could never have imagined, each decision leading to the next decision point. And I didn’t find any difference between the two roads you described. yes, i also feel life is made of choices – that’s all. ERNEST HEMINGWAY: A lonely life Makes more sense as I too have friends who are truly happy with a successful corporate lifestyle. The thought that it should not be perfect at all times like this helps me to build myself better. i also agree in the interpretation you gave the poem and it is amazing, but i somehow feel that you are trying to convince yourself that you made the “right” choice, but thats what i think the poem its all about, there are no right or wrong paths, the important thing is that you take your decision on your own and not because of the pressure of the environment. I Can’t congratulate you enough! Thanks for sharing, nice work! I have read that poem several times in my life. Zen Pencils regular Robert Frost is back with one of his most famous poems. We cannot have all options. I really like the central vignette, a lot of work on that one. But this comic gives a different interpretation, which surprised me. Experiences. “I know I am but summer to your heart, and not the full four seasons of the year.”. Of course, the poem is mostly about how there are some choices you have to make even if you don’t want to, and their outcomes make you what you are. I’m 24 and this sums up how I feel more and more often these days. I just think that Robert Frost meant that he chose a road- The one less traveled by- even though he wanted to take both.. your strip indicates that it doesn’t matter which road you take you’ll end up the same- but I beg to differ.. It’s pretty amazing! Oh, beautifully realized! or. MORE ZEN PENCILS POETRY ADAPTATIONS: Invictus . See more ideas about zen, cartoon quotes, comics. I’ve always wondered about the roads I could’ve taken and the roads I’m about to take and the what-could-have-beens and this poem’s just really special for me. 18" x 24" (45cm x 61cm) or 24" x 36" (61cm x 91cm). Funny. I would love to get this on poster or a canvas so that I can hang it in my room. MORE POETRY COMICS: Ithaka. In the graphics, I found that the man is living happily regardless of what road he chooses. It reminds you of certain memories. 18" x 24" (45cm x 61cm) or 24" x 36" (61cm x 91cm). We exist to live our truth. Back to Top. So I am happy with all the good and the bad decisions that I made in the past and I look forward to making the best choice out of what I have today to create my future. I love your approach to it. So monuments eventually fade away – but for centuries they will have remained. I really enjoyed your comic on Robert Frost’s poem. Just think about that if you’ve not chosen your passion and haven’t started this website what you would be doing? Responsible’, I decided to start working straight away and focus on my career. He’s describing deliberate self-mythologizing more than independence. Still amazing, as usual. Or you divide them over multiple prints, and hang them next to each other on a long wall. The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed; And on the pedestal, these words appear: My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings, Look on my Works ye Mighty, and despair! Contact. This is beautiful. Quantity: Add To Cart. e have Tiffanys sizzling, devastating and sinfully erotic book. Hey Gav. Hi to every body, it my first pay a quick visit of this website; this weblog includes amazing and really fine material in favor of visitors. what teachers make a poem by taylor mali art by zen pencils he says the problem with teachers is: what's a kid coins to learn... from someone Because of Karate, I met what is now my best friend. ^^. Introducing CREATIVE STRUGGLE: The new Zen Pencils book! The easy route generally reaps fewer rewards but more disciplined people tend to have an easier life in the long run. In the US it’s spelled with two ells: enrollment. Such talent and skill, thx for sharing them dude. Take you’re college vs travel example – there is nothing whatsoever to stop the dissatisfied college student from packing in a degree and travelling, except inner resistancen that says, ‘Oh but you have so much debt, oh you’ll never get a job, etc.’. This is one the best creative infographics I have seen. This poem always preaches me to take that less traveled road because i strive for the satisfaction in the end and not the ease of the journey. Gav, this one give me encouragement for choose my own path. I knew the text from a great song sang by Lyriel – a German folk group. Saved by Phil Dunn. It’s just that they are all different. That last bit is what blew me away. A friend of mine was offered a ride home by a cereal killer… thank god she said no. ARCHIVES | Interactive Design; Spatio-temporal Design; Animation; Art Direction; Tag: comics I am lucky that the worst thing you ever did to me as a child was throw out my comic books. I’m playing a game right now, a relatively old game, where your choices matter and affect the rest of the game and even others in the series. It’s mainly remembered for its first line “Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,” thanks to Robin Williams’ classic … .. Yours is a really good comment but your still missing the target. Rishabh Agarwal is candid and destination wedding photographer from Delhi India. Thankyou for creating these masterpieces! I expect people will think what a goody goody, life’s too short, grab it with both hands but Im speaking from experience, Ive took the easy route all my life and as my old dad says (who would not have a clue about analysing poetry) ‘Life has a funny habit of creeping up on you and biting you on the arse!, Once upon a time i used to write poetry, and my friends really liked the two that I have posted above… they are basically the same story told in two songs…, I know these aren’t any good when you compare it to the poetry you often put on your site… but in case you do like them, please feel free to illustrate them… i would love to see them in an illustrated format, The real message is… it matters not which fork you take… just pick one and GO! I also don’t think there is a wrong path (mostly – life of crime? Forgot account? This promotes self discipline as a tool for securing a happier disposition. There are so many new posts. The decision to leave wouldn’t be wrong either. “I love taking old poems and adapting them for modern readers, so I thought using fitness and running was a good idea,” he told Bored Panda.. “Plus, the character in the comic was used in one of my earlier Zen Pencils comics where he first decided to lose weight., Frost asks us to look back to the past. Sorry if I forgot anyone. That is the deciding criteria. Thanks to Aaron, Marcos, Moor, Frédy, Stephen, Adrian and Aldrin for submitting this poem. That’s like how we end up losing the friends we have to make room for new friends when we strike out in the direction of our dreams. August 28, 2013 August 28, 2013 Nick Konings 1 Comment. I am 42 and still alive! Zen Pencils regular Robert Frost is back with one of his most famous poems. OOOH! I always felt that it takes great courage to take the road less traveled and only when you do that does true success ensue rather than taking the well beaten path. There are things I regret not doing as a younger man. JIDDU KRISHNAMURTI: Anonymous creativity, Zen Pencils: Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley | Nolli's Photoblog, Pondering the heat death of the universe - @visakanv's blog, OZYMANDIAS in our current times – The Flurry of Fury,,, UPDATE: Moving on, a new project and new challenge. I interpret it as a choice whether we take the safe road (crowded one) or less traveled one, with chances to meet new people and new events. That’s my favourite poem by him. CDN provided by MaxCDN. Printed with Epson Stylus Pro 7900 & Ultrachrome HDR inks. I think many people misinterpret this as being deeper than it is. Stumbled upon this blog from FB. But seeing how much effect “random” events affecting me and my environment had in my life is kind of intriguing. Joseph Campbell connects here: in old age we look back and see our life as a story whose story arc was inevitable. It kind of depicted some of my own thoughts on life, how you’ll never really be sure if any decision you made was the “right” one but it doesn’t really matter because you only have one life and have to make the best of it either way. ROBERT HERRICK: To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time. There’s no “The” in the title, but I’m glad you pointed this out. JIDDU KRISHNAMURTI: Anonymous creativity, On being a 20-something city-slicker | Travels of Adam - Hipster travel around the world, La strada non presa – Robert Frost :B-log(0), Life Lesson: Making Choices | Z Learns Things, Boiled eggs and all randomness! And we make our life. I’m just happy Mr. Very nice work. Again I appreciate your comment and GAV who makes us share our different views. He can only know where he ended up because of the path he took. Shipping & Returns. Also, the poem is beautiful, and such an excellent choice to illustrate. I think it captures perfectly the ambiguity of our choices, and I particularly love how the graphics parallel the two paths in the woods. He starts the poem with an apology, about how he couldn’t be more than one person, and how he couldnt take both roads, and how eventually, because each decision leads to a different set of decisions, he couldn’t go back (or in other words, sorry he couldnt travel it ALL). It is also quoted in the strategy game Civilization 4: you could have decided to take the college course which would make you the most money and worked hard at it, ignoring other hobbies, but you decided to ask him to publish your comics. And he came to where he is. It’s about being paralyzed by decisions, rather than about nonconformity or choice. Recent poems and book passages are copyrighted. Log In. You get close for moments but, like most people, you dont get the real meaning. That, itself, is the awakening to the truth of existence. | Jaajaabor, A bit of Frost « Here's the thing about socks…, ROBERT FROST: The road not taken | KingZone - The King’s College Library Blog, 10 MEGA Inspirational Zen Pencils Comics | High Existence, 10 Quadrinhos com Frases Inspiradoras de Grandes Pensadores | Blog | Empreenda Você Mesmo, My Proudest Moment | The Trials of Liberty, On Roads and Diverging Paths | de ENAVI route, Pronunciation: The Positives Of Poetry | Globetrotting English, Life as i try to comprehend it. I must admit I am not a bug fan of inspirational quotes and stories in general. It ain’t perfect, but I can’t really say it sucks, either. Zen Pencils is an exciting and unique new comic form that takes inspirational and famous quotations and adapts them into graphic stories. What Teachers Make is Mali’s most well-known poem and was inpired by an actual dinner conversation he had. “Let me just qualify everything I’ve ever written on this site by saying I’m 29, I don’t really know anything about life and I’m just trying to figure this shit out … one comic at a time. I love your comics, keep them coming for many many more years. I kept expecting something better in one path or the other but found it full of incomparable things. I guess the one we take is the one that will make the difference in the end. I would LOVE to have this on my future classroom wall!!! Back to Top. And I believe I have grown as a person doing my own thing. All the pictures are very beautiful and fun. My generation is not strong. Now for kids! But he made those decisions. Well, we visit your site and we love what you write down here… We will come again!! This is great work…but the Giza Pyramids are safe and sound to this day. I’ll be honest, I never actually could completely grasp this poem, but it always kinda’ appealed me, but this comic added a new dimension. Posters printed on heavy-duty stock with matte finish. Gavin, just to let you know, I’m 54 and know just as much about life as you do. Today March 7th is actually World Book Day, and what better approach to celebrate than by winning yourself probably none, but TWO scorching sizzling, full-length erotic novels through the fab Tiffany Reisz along with published by our friends at Mills & Boon! You’d be surprised at checking this up! Review: Zen Pencils: Cartoon Quotes from Inspirational Folks I first delved into Zen Pencils , the home of Gavin Aung Than’s inspirational comic strips when I was teaching abroad. Once I had finished, our teacher’s favorite part of this lesson was to sprint, chalk in outstretched hand, from one end of the blackboard to the other drawing the “lone and level sands”. That led to me drawing a new comic every week for FIVE YEARS. Thanks! dude seriously learn to appreciate and you have awful taste in art,i must add. You have so majestically captured the essence of the poem Gav! This is such a beautiful renidition of my favorite poem. A very passionate poem, empathetically illustrated. I really appreciate your work 🙂 Keep on! Chris Hadfield - An Astronaut's Advice from $25.00 USD. Gavin also follows every strip on Zen Pencils with a nice addition at the bottom, a brief history lesson and a personal note on the themes and ideas touched upon in the comic. But this one strangely touched me. Things that seem impossible now, but I love my life and wouldn’t really change how things turned out. I moved from Hong Kong to California (choice made by parents as I was only a little kid then), from California back to HK after University, from HK to living in Europe after marriage. Amazing comic, exactly what I needed to read. And they can no longer go back to being that traveller who stood at the crossroads because they are no longer the same. I’ve been busy and almost forgot about this. Shipping & Returns. Round the decay. Let me know if you agree or disagree with my adaptation in the comments. 8 tips to be more creative by Zen Pencils, 220. or. Bringing you motivation from beyond the grave #poetry #motivation #comics. I think the best thing about the way you drew this comic is that no matter which life is taken, he becomes a happy old man in the end. So this is something a bit different to start the year: an original comic featuring my words. I actually think your interpretation in the comic (if not in the text below it) is one imagined scenario with some decision (though you chose what I think many would not consider to be an arbitrary one) that is a least closer to the meaning than I’ve typically seen people do. I understood what he was doing but I felt compelled to argue that just because a road is less traveled does not make it the better choice. This is by far the most beautiful strip I’ve seen on Zen Pencils, and I’ve seen quite a few. Hope I do it. 🙂. Pandora will certainly pick tunes and musicians that connect to that artist as well as the rankings you give different tracks. I LOVE your take on this. I said, “Just because everyone wears clothes doesn’t mean that not wearing clothes is a good idea!”, First thing to pop into my head. Nice. Please turn this into a print soon! The Guest House - Rumi. I really enjoy your art and your interpretation of the quotes. But, what i understand from your comic, you try to tell that evry path taken has a end which is different and probably satisfying. Invictus. “I love taking old poems and adapting them for modern readers, so I thought using fitness and running was a good idea,” he told Bored Panda.. “Plus, the character in the comic was used in one of my earlier Zen Pencils comics where he first decided to lose weight. Personally, I like to believe the poem is less about the path taken or not taken and more about what one decides to do with either. very nice, and an interesting take on this great poem. choices / decisions are just that nothing more. This is one of most written and recited poem which tells us to take a path which normally people dont take because its difficult, full of hurdles. Non the less your interpretation is interesting and you draw beautifully!! … dug a tunnel and traveled beneath them. ha-ha Other than the pyramids or lack thereof, I loved this. yes dude,….this one’s the best poem i have ever seen….i don’t know why inherently,..i deeply involve in the scene even reading it for hundred times…..may be this is the essence a poem has to have. Read the original comic at Zen Pencils. All Zen Pencils artwork © Gavin Aung Than 2012-2019. BRENÉ BROWN: The eternal struggle; 215. Classic poetry is given a modern twist by Zen Pencils. Create New Account. Dec 22, 2018 - Explore Dwayne Sims's board "Zen Pencils", followed by 446 people on Pinterest. Read the original comic at Zen Pencils. Only large 24" x 36" (61cm x 91cm) available to ensure legibility of text. Oof — FINALLY someone makes that point. This thought doesn’t bother me, though. “King of Kings am I, Osymandias. Hey! This comic gave me a light in my circumstance right now. Create New Account. After being diagnosed with terminal cancer and given only 3 … I'll slowly be releasing more of the old designs each week. After college, one of my best friends went backpacking around Europe and worked in the UK for 2 years and begged me to go with him. You are inspiring millions. Inspirational Poems Animation. I’ve also always felt Frost’s poem to have something of a non-comformist streak to it – I mean he takes the road less travelled purely because it’s less travelled. Super Sidekicks Zen Pencils Gallery Buy Posters BOOKS Process School Visits Blog … I interpret as this: any road you take it leads you to the same end! I had a panic attack during the series finale of Breaking Bad. Maybe all these goes to show you have old soul, my friend? I think the presentation of this post is really magnificent one. One thing though… you’ve put a period after “lifeless things” which changes the meaning of that difficult sentence. This has been probably my all-time favorite poem. Printed with Epson Stylus Pro 7900 & Ultrachrome HDR inks. please visit my new poster store at - thanks, gav! Great to see your still making amazing work! I liked how it started and ended in the same way, with the guy satisfied. Hi ALI, This infographic is really informative to learn something and says a lot. Love your interpretation Gav. I was actually really surprised he didn’t mention this comic (or even the movie) which even has a main character with the name Ozymandias. Zen Pencils is an exciting and unique new comic form that takes inspirational and famous quotations and adapts them into graphic stories. BRENÉ BROWN: The eternal struggle; 215. Even if many others have done the same they all take away something different from the experience and eventually will have to make more decisions that take them down a unique path from everyone else. He did his best to inspire us to protest injustice and fight for our beliefs. Very nicely envisioned and illustrated. We have to choose the less trodden path and never repent . 😀. Your corporate experience, your comic experience, starting and becoming wildly successful at such an early age. Create New Account. How would you know if the choice or decision you made was right or wrong unless you don’t tread that road. Because of a girl I liked as a kid, I started learning Karate. The somewhat tragic ending, shared by all mortals, is simply an added bonus–“we live as we dream:”–and make life choices–“alone.”. It inspires people. You can’t get away from you. I wish the best in the path you have taken. Being a scientist I am far from a fatalist. For Gavin Aung Than, creator of the popular Zen Pencils comic, the Web was where he started doing what he loves. They come across as honest, from the heart. This was always one of my favorite Frost poems which we read in school. A choice and live it through, without regrets or you divide them over multiple prints and... 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