Watch Neil Gaiman’s Wonderful Commencement Address at the University of the Arts


This week, prolific science fiction and fantasy writer Neil Gaiman — quick to admit that he himself never went to college — gave a pitch perfect, funny, and inspirational commencement address at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts. We think it’s applicable way beyond the confines of university however: as Gaiman wrote on his blog, the speech covered “everything I could think of that someone starting out on a career in the arts right now might need to know.” Which, to be honest, is mostly this: “Make good art.” Even when your cat’s just exploded — no, especially then. Click through to watch the video of Gaiman’s speech, and then get out there and start creating.

[via BookRiot]