Seneca the Younger (4BC – AD65) was a Roman Stoic philosopher. I’m not going to pretend that I’m an expert on stoicism because I’m definitely not. Feel free to discuss stoicism and its pros and cons in the comments. Maybe I’ll learn a thing or two.

The Shaolin Monk returns for his third comic adventure! If you’re a new reader, he’s sort of the unofficial mascot of Zen Pencils. Think Mickey Mouse for Disney or Pikachu for Pokémon, except he would totally kick their butts (well, maybe not Pikachu). He’s previously appeared in Always Be Prepared and The Brick Walls.

The background images in the comic were taken from old Chinese scroll paintings sourced from Wikimedia Commons.