Thursday, December 24, 2015

Mini Review ~ Fantastic Mistakes, Neil Gaiman's "Make Good Art" Speech


Title: Fantastic Mistakes, Neil Gaiman's "Make Good Art" Speech
Author: Neil Gaiman
Release Date: May 14th 2013, first published May 29th 2012
Published By: William Morrow
Page Amount: 80 pages, Hardcover

GoodReads Blurb:
In May 2012, bestselling author Neil Gaiman stood at a podium at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts to deliver the commencement address. For the next nineteen minutes he shared his thoughts about creativity, bravery, and strength: he encouraged the students before him to break rules and think outside the box. Most of all, he encouraged the fledgling painters, musicians, writers, and dreamers to make good art.

This book, designed by renowned graphic artist Chip Kidd, contains the full text of Gaiman’s inspiring speech. Whether bestowed upon a young artist beginning his or her creative journey, or given as a token of gratitude to an admired mentor, or acquired as a gift to oneself, this volume is a fitting offering for anyone who strives to make good art.

I think that the first time that I saw this was in a BookTuber's review video. It sounded like something that I would like and I loved the design of the book, as well. Of course the words on the pages were great but it was just as great flipping through the pages for the colors and design on them. I could flip through this book just for that. 

But I also loved the words themselves. It was such a great and inspirational read. One of those books that I'm sure that I'll go back to again and again to reread parts, just like J. K. Rowling's "Very Good Lives". These are two books that will always grace the my bookshelves. It was also great to hear more about Neil Gaiman. I highly recommend this book to everyone. 5 quills. 


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