Make Good Art: Wise Words From Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman

“Go make good art” – some of the wise words told to a group of graduating art students by one of my favorite writers Neil Gaiman.  I adore Neil Gaiman’s work and love reading not only his fictional works but advice he gives and in this case a brilliant speech he delivered.

If you are not already a fan of his work or familiar with his name, I highly recommend changing that and would add that you have probably already heard of or been touched by his work.


Have you seen the movie “Coraline”, based on his children’s book?  Or the magical, whimsical movie “Stardust” starring Claire Danes, Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert De Niro penned by the great Gaiman?


Perhaps you are a fan of the TV show Dr. Who in which he is writing his second episode for Season 7 airing spring 2013.

If  you are a huge fan of comics, you mostly likely know him well from “Sandman” or from his books of fiction like “Neverwhere”,  and “Good Omens” the list goes on.

Regardless of your experience with Neil Gaiman, even if it is none, you are still in for a great treat with this wonderful, brilliant speech that he gives.

It is truly inspiring and, in my humble opinion, great advice whether you are an artist or not.

Neil Gaiman QuoteAs always, he weaves a wonderful story about his journey, on creating art, giving antidotes, tips and “secrets” of a freelancer’s life.

He moves you to laugh, to think, to question and hopefully to take action to – Go Make Good Art oh and Fantastic Mistakes:)make-good-art

Enjoy the speech and after that go read more about him and one of his works.

Neil Gaiman Addresses the University of the Arts Class of 2012 from The University of the Arts (Phl) on Vimeo.

I am excited to say that now this amazing speech has been made into a book! I think this is going to be one of those books you can go back to often, where the pages get a little worn from all flipping. A perfect gift too for the new graduate in your life!


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