What do you feel when you want to write something but the blank page makes you blanked out even to write an alphabet to start with. Or when you go out to click some extraordinary shots but feel so irritated of getting something of interest. Everyone is creative as long as they use it and hence everyone has faced such issues of starting something creating something. Creative Struggle by Gavin Aung Than is for all those people who struggle with an idea, anxiety and loathing. The book is an amazing pictorial biography of thinkers, inventors, and artists. The stories portray the idiosyncrasies of thinkers and their war with their demon of inner resistance which may appeal to younger readers as well as adults. Gavin Aung Than, I have been a huge admirer of his work for years now. And this book is another addition to the list of books I have bought already. The book makes you realise how self-doubt, anxiousness, hopelessness can slow down your progress. But the book also highlights the reason to be stoic in front of the anxiety, persevere through the phase of difficulty and finally overcome the fear to make something brilliant. Whether you are a creative being or not but even if you need motivation or are losing confidence in whatever you are doing, the book is for you. This is what you need as a daily reminder. Keep it handy you never know when you will need it.
Zen Pencils always lift my spirits. They are good for a quick shot of inspiration. The latest book is no different. Like Zen Pencils: Cartoon Quotes from Inspirational Folks and Dream the Impossible Dream, Creative Struggle is yet another collection of inspirational comics, most of which are available to read for free in zenpencils.com. I love to keep hardcopy versions because they are worth it, and are good for gifting.
Gavin Aung Than gives colours to these magnificent and inspirational quotes by famous personalities and transform them into stories. He illustrates the struggles they went through, how they conquered the fears and created their best pieces of work. He also gives a glimpse of the unexplored sides of these famous personalities we know.