Jim Henson's Advice in Cartoon Form







Gavin Aung Than is the cartoonist behind Zen Pencils. He illustrates inspirational speeches and writings of famous people. We've previously seen him show the meditations of Neil Gaiman and Taylor Mali.

Recently, Than has been reading a biography of Jim Henson (1936-1990), the man who created the Muppets. Than writes:

Henson realised he was in control of his life at an early age. There was only one industry Henson wanted a career in and that was television. Puppeteering was just a means to an end for Henson, a way to get his foot in the television door. It was only after a trip to Europe where Henson discovered the rich history of puppeteering did he recognise the potential of the artform and decide to dedicate his life to it.

You can read Than's complete comic here.

It makes a lot of sense. I learned later than I should have that what other people think of me isn't really important. I don't have to be what someone else wants me to be.

That said, quitting your job with GlobalCorp before you have another job lined up may not be a prudent idea.

Photo: Alan Light


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Thank you very much for this link. I wasn't aware of zenpencils before, and now I went on a reading binge through its archives. Really inspiring stuff.
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