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Make Good Art
Make Good Art | Neil Gaiman
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In May 2012, bestselling author Neil Gaiman delivered the commencement address at Philadelphias 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 Gaimans inspiring speech.
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rohit-sawant
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I've been scrambling to meet deadlines on some short story submissions and had a good writing day today, which reminded me of this Neil Gaiman quote. 😊

Cathythoughts Great that you had a good writing day 👍🏻. Delighted for you. Nice post 6mo
RaimeyGallant Congrats! 6mo
batsy Good writing days are the best ❤️ Well done! 6mo
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Reggie Sorry, I didn‘t want to post this where it would spoil anything for anybody but the 2 omg moments were when Archie gets the gun. 😱And then there was the paragraph that I liked a lot about being at Bryson Burgers and I thought as a writer you were just coloring in a bit of Archie‘s life with her friend wonderfully but it‘s a setup to make you feel horrible when you realize Mr. Monroe is the one who gets shot. Omg moment #2 😱. Also, that last👇🏼 4w
Reggie sentence: I‘m not gonna play cabbie for some star worn bitch. Lol, I wanted to raise my fist in the air or at least high five someone. Great job! 4w
rohit-sawant @Reggie 🙌🏼 Thanks, man! You have no idea how glad your exuberant response to the story makes me. Writing it was a blast and all I hope for is for anyone reading to have a similar experience. I only have a general idea of where I'm going with a story since I don't outline, but in this case, I didn't even have that and was flying by the seat of my pants from page to page so those were OMG moments for me as well! 4w
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thebookishtype15
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I loved this. This touches my artistic soul. Neil Gaiman is wonderful

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toofondofbooks
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kikitilly
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Happy 2019! 🌻

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madamereadsalot1
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Happy New Years Eve littens! My wish for you all from the estimable Mr. Gaiman. 🎉🥂🎉

erzascarletbookgasm Happy New Year! 🎆🎉 10mo
Kayla.Adriena Happy New Year Shannon! Looking forward to bookish adventures with you in 2019! 😊 10mo
madamereadsalot1 @Kayla.Adriena me too! In the great words of Mama Odie, dis gon be gooood! 😉 10mo
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Whimsical.Curiosity
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Working on this little guy for my giveaway winner! It's a battery operated book nightlight made from a Sigman Freud book.
#bookart #bookcrafts #thebookwasalreadydestroyed #upcycle #litsyart #giveaway

Bklover That‘s looks amazing! Make sure to post your final product! 12mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @Bklover Thank ya! Once I peel all this glue off my fingers 🤣 12mo
julesG Wow! Amazing work! 12mo
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Whimsical.Curiosity @julesG thanks love! It was a lot of fun to make. 12mo
Soubhiville How cool! I‘d love to see a photo when it‘s done! 12mo
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LittleBug
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#QuotsySept18 Day 13: #Fantastic

I‘m a day behind!!😱 Catching up now...

SilversReviews Love it!! 14mo
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underground_bks
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Working on a window display for my bookshop! Vintage books that may not be quite so relevant in content anymore are still beautiful art objects to me! 🌙✨ (This quote was one Neil Gaiman posted online, not from this book, fyi.)

Quirkybookworm Beautiful and creative! 1y
underground_bks @Quirkybookworm thank you!! ☺️☺️ 1y
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toofondofbooks
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JoScho 💗💗💗 1y
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alysonwrites
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‪Neil Gaiman‘s Make Good Art is the speech I wish I‘d heard when I graduated as a naive, aspiring writer/artist. It‘s a perfect gift for grads but really for anyone who wants to make stuff at any age. Cause we never outgrow the need for encouragement.

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Avidreader25
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Love the words of this speech. 💙

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AnansiGirl
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1. I‘m typically distracted by new releases displayed at front entrance.
2. “Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here.” Neil Gaiman
3. I haven‘t had an opportunity to gift a favorite children‘s book.
4. @nerdyartemis
Thanks for tag @taraWritesSci
#fridayfavorites @Lova

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AmandaL
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This was my one sitting read for #ReadHarder2018. This is a transcript of Neil Gaiman's Make Good Art speech at Philidelphia's University of the Arts commencement in 2012. I would read Gaiman's grocery list, but Chip Kidd's design added nicely to the text.

wen4blu He also reads the speech in this one (I just listened to it today!). 2y
AmandaL Thanks for letting me know @wen4blu ! I've been meaning to read that book for a while. Now I'll definitely get it on audio. 2y
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Krisjericho
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Neil Gaiman. Of course the content deserves 5 stars. He's amazing, this is inspirational, and now I want to make good art. But oh my holy hell, the layout and design is a nightmare. It is amateurish, difficult to read in many parts, and THE COLORS. THE HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE COLORS. Continued in comments.

Krisjericho Neil Gaiman, I want to marry you and have billions of brilliant babies and I will read anything you write. Even if it looks like it sprung from the mind of a 13-year old girl with some sort of font program she purchased with her babysitting money. At least the designer was trying to make good art? I had to knock it down a star for that. Apologies, Mr. Gaiman, and I hope you will still be my best friend. Or imaginary best friend. Whichever. 2y
julesG 😁💕 2y
JaclynW I haven't read this copy, but I've heard the same thing. And you already know, I share your love for Gaiman. We may have to have a girl fight over him. 😉🤣 2y
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aeeklund
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It's ridiculous how long it took to find a book with #goodinthetitle for #aprilbookshowers. This one is always an inspirational reread. "Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here." I just got to see Neil Gaiman when he came through on his latest tour, and he continues to deliver words of wisdom and insight.

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JenFowler
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#AprilBookShowers #TitleWithGood

Who knew that the talented Neil Gaiman could deliver an inspiring and motivating commencement speech? Never underestimate this guy.
This one is full of quotes to take with you. Maybe get it on audio and listen to it periodically when you need a pick-me-up. Its also done beautifully in book form. Great for a gift.

"And if you cannot be wise, pretend to be someone who is wise, and then just behave like they would."

AGirlAndHerBooks I always loved this quote. I often post it on New Year's Day as motivation for how to start living life! ❤ 3y
JenFowler Its a great quote! @AGirlAndHerBooks I think it's how you should do almost everything. Act, right this second, as you would if you accomplished any goal. Want to be happy? Act as if you are..and you will eventually be. Why wait til everything is perfect? Do you think reaching your goal weight will make everything magically better? Live as if you are already your perceived perfect size. 3y
Rudis I love this speech. Whenever I'm feeling frustrated or stuck, I give it a listen. (edited) 3y
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bookdrunkard78
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For our birthdays @patrella and visited several of the local bookshops in town this is my #bookhaul from that day!

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Abigator
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kyraleseberg
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My new library pick of the week! 📚
Gaiman never disappoints! 🙌

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teebe
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My #firstLitsypost from 3 months ago. Wow time flies! #booktober

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elkeo_TheBookDragon
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Commencement speech books apparently like to be #textonlycovers.
#booktober

thegirlwiththelibrarybag I do enjoy commencement speeches in book form! I've borrowed Very Good Lives and Make Good Art from the library and 👌. Haven't seen the others (the library doesn't hold them, just checked 😕) 3y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @elkeo, thanks for the recommendation ☺️ I'll have to see if I can get it as an inter library loan... 3y
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ganettorain
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"The problems of failure are problems of discouragement, of hopelessness, of hunger. You want everything to happen and you want it now, and things go wrong." - Neil Gaiman

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teebe
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"Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. Make good art." #LitsyFeature

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Tarlia
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At beginners brush calligraphy workshop earlier today, we were asked to pick a short phrase to write after our drills. This one pops to mind.

0_phe1ia I love that speech 3y
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Booksatruestory
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Make good art. Beautiful and simple advice for life 🌸

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Bookdrunkard
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-"They haven't made up rules to stop anyone doing that again, yet"

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Bookdrunkard
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I'll start with make good art because its whimsically put together

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angrylilasian
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Happy Independent Bookstore Day! I'm a huge fan of Neil Gaiman so I had to get this (and a few other books). But it's too beautiful to color!

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