22 May 2012

The Gate-Keepers Are Leaving Their Gates

"The old rules are crumbling, and nobody knows what the new rules are, so make up your own rules." 

Neil Gaiman addresses the graduating class of 2012 at Philadelphia's The University of the Arts on being artists, enjoying the process, and the changing face of publishing and media. If you're a writer or an artist or a designer or a filmmaker or otherwise creative person who is trying to get yourself and your stuff out there, Neil is your commencement speaker. 

Happy graduation, everybody.



Amanda Heitler said...

So much wisdom.

"Make good art."

Do good work, be pleasant, deliver on time. Any of the two will do.

"Be wise, or if you cannot be wise, pretend to be someone who is wise and behave like they would."

Thank you for sharing this.

Deborah Walker said...

I loved this speech. Lots of great advice. I'm going to pretend to be wise all day.

Andrew Leon said...

That was awesome. Thanks for posting it.

I think I can 2 out of 3... just maybe not at the same time.

Andrea Teagan said...

Jealous. I wish I could see Neil in person :)

BTW I heard you are joining CampNanoWrimo! Wooo!!! Best wishes next month.



Amazing speech from this man.

Jan's place...

Jessica L. Celaya said...

Things do seem to be changing. Thanks for sharing this.

Tasha Seegmiller said...

I have seen this all over the net. Need to watch it. Just found your blog - look forward to following you :)

Elizabeth Twist said...

I am, Andrea! Glad to meet you and I hope you are camping too and enjoying it.