#WDS2014 – Gavin Aung Than – zenpencils cartoon

7_Gavin_Aung_Than_cartoonGavin draws cartoons starting from inspiring quotes. It already started as a kid when he was drawing cartoons.  And he had a dream to become a professional cartoonist. Don’t be afraid to fail. Put it aside and approach it from another perspective. He was inspired by the ‘brief guide to world domination.

1. What talent do you have?
2. How can you use that talent to help other people?

It inspired me to use great quotes from famous people and create a cartoon around it. I started to share it on twitter. I have quit my job and tried to make money with zenpencils.com

Book is coming in November. Trust your gutfeeling.

7_Gavin_Aung_Than_profileGavin Aung Than is a cartoonist based in Melbourne, Australia. After working in the corporate graphic design industry for eight years he quit his unfulfilling job to focus on his true passion: drawing cartoons.

Gavin launched Zen Pencils at the start of 2012, a cartoon blog which adapts inspirational quotes into comic stories, and hasn’t looked back since. Zen Pencils has been featured by The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Slate, Buzzfeed, Gawker, Brain Pickings, Upworthy, Mashable and was named one of the top 100 websites of 2013 by PC Mag.