Make Good Art by Neil Gaiman



Title: Make Good Art

Author: Neil Gaiman


Small book, small review.

I love this little book so much. I’m so very very glad that I picked it up at the library. Now I want to own a copy of my own so that I can read it whenever I like.

Every writer should read this. EVERY WRITER. Every artist of any kind. Read this.

Or, if you don’t, at least go watch the video of the author speaking (in a fabulous British accent) all of the words in this book and a few more, at the commencement address at which he presented this speech.

It’s 19 minutes long, and well worth every second. —->

Four things:

  • Inspiring.
  • Funny.
  • Fraud police.
  • Make Good Art.

This has all of those, and I’m extremely glad I read and listened to it. πŸ™‚

(I personally do better reading words than hearing them, but it was also splendid to hear them as well afterward.)

However you consume it, whether through reading the delightfully original and art-like arrangement of the words in this book, or listening to the author saying them online, I do hope that you will take 20 minutes out of your day to absorb these words.

Because they are inspiring and funny and just a little perfect, and it will be some of the best 20 minutes you’ve spent.

That’s what I think, anyway.


Book designed by Chip Kidd

Genre/Category: Non-fiction / Inspiring / on Writing and Art

Age Group: Anyone

Published: 2013 (speech from 2012)

Pages: (not numbered)

When Read: September 9, 2016

Source: Library


From Goodreads:

In May 2012, bestselling author Neil Gaiman delivered the commencement address at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts, in which he shared his thoughts about creativity, bravery, and strength. He encouraged the fledgling painters, musicians, writers, and dreamers to break rules and think outside the box. Most of all, he encouraged them to make good art.

The book Make Good Art, designed by renowned graphic artist Chip Kidd, contains the full text of Gaiman’s inspiring speech.


{Goodreads} {Amazon} {Video Speech}

Thanks for reading!

Dream away in those pages . . .

~ The Page Dreamer



21 thoughts on “Make Good Art by Neil Gaiman

  1. How cool his speech was made into a little book. I NOW I REALLY WANT IT. I, too, learn muuuch better through reading over listening, so I really, really want the book. But I obviously need to listen to the speech the next time I have some free time as well. This just looks awesome!!!

    Thank you for sharing and telling us about this!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Yep, it is cool! πŸ™‚ Yeah, it’s true it’s easier to absorb through reading (braintwins! Again! XD) but on the other hand the speech just takes 20 minutes to watch and is free, so. πŸ˜‰ Of course if you like it enough then you’ll know you want the book. XD I do… *wants the precioussss* *so many things* *poor broke bookworms* XD

      You’re welcome! Thanks for reading! ^_^


  2. I’m going to see if I can find this at a library . . . otherwise, I’ll bite the bullet and listen to the video thing. (Not that I mind videos, but I retain knowledge better through reading, and I like my videos in five-minute bites.)

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