Gavin Aung Than is a cartoonist whose work is inspirational on several levels. His Zen Pencils website and Facebook page are rewarding to follow.

Last fall, he published a post that summarizes many of the things I believe and try to promote on this blog. It’s called, “Encourage an Artist,” and it’s based on the words of Kevin Smith.

Here it is:

I hope you’ll do your best to encourage–not only young artists, but all of us, in our creative journeys. 
CREDIT WHERE IT’S DUE: Many thanks to Kevin Smith for the good words, and to Gavin Aung Than for creating memorable images to go with them. Many thanks also to my son Tyrell Gephardt, and his Tumblr Ty’s Shufflings, for calling my attention to it.