This Bill Watterson Tribute Has All the Life Wisdom You'll Ever Need

This Bill Watterson Tribute Has All the Life Wisdom You'll Ever NeedS

We share a lot of life advice here at Lifehacker, but this comic pretty much sums up everything you need to know, courtesy of Zen Pencils and Bill Watterson's famous 1990 Kenyon graduation speech. It's the best thing you'll read all day.

It isn't exactly a life hack in the most traditional sense, but after reading this on Gawker, I couldn't help but feel it deserved a spot on our front page. Read the full comic below, weep, and then go home and post it on your wall.

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Inspirational Bill Watterson Speech Turned Into Watterson-Style Comic

Inspirational Bill Watterson Speech Turned Into Watterson-Style ComicS

For the last year or so, freelance cartoonist Gavin Aung Than has been using his talents to turn inspirational quotes from some of the world's greatest thinkers into inspirational comic strips.

Zen Pencils is a project borne out of Than's decision to quit his soul-sucking corporate graphic design gig and focus on the love of his life: Drawing cartoons.

For the latest installment in his ongoing series, Than decided to focus on reclusive Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson’s legendary 1990 speech to the graduating class at Kenyon College.

C&H has a special place in Than's heart, being what he and many others consider "the greatest comic strip of all time."

So, in recognition of the role Watterson played in inspired Than's own love of comics, the Melbourne-based artist decided to draw this week's submission in Watterson's eminently recognizable style.

As Comic Book Resources' Robot 6 blog notes, Than's Watterson homage "struck a particular chord within the comics community, as it’s been making the rounds on blogs and Twitter and in email."

Than has graciously allowed us to republish his powerful piece of art, but make sure to check out Zen Pencils for more on what Watterson personally means to Than.

Inspirational Bill Watterson Speech Turned Into Watterson-Style ComicS

[image via Zen Pencils]

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