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Friday, May 18, 2012

Neil Gaiman Addresses the University of the Arts Class of 2012

Posted by Charley Parker at 8:50 pm

Neil Gaiman Addresses the University of the Arts Class of 2012
Solid and invaluable advice for artists or any kind, and at any stage in their life and career — but particularly when starting out, given by writer Neil Gaiman at this year’s commencement address to the graduating class of the University of the Arts here in Philadelphia.

Excellent.

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  1. Comment by Abel
    Saturday, May 19, 2012 @ 4:36 am

    What a map for those long and lonesome roads. Thanks for sharing, once again! I’m a young and ambitious draughtman from France and you’ve been a great influence on me, raising those incredible artists and advices in front of me for the past few years.
    Once one have succeedeed, everything he did may seem like the perfect plan, and what makes this speech so valuable is that he admits that he does not know for sure the reasons of his success. Thanks again :)

  2. Comment by Eileen
    Saturday, May 19, 2012 @ 10:18 am

    Wow! What a wonderful address. Thank you for sharing it.

  3. Comment by Rownd
    Monday, May 21, 2012 @ 3:50 pm

    Lie about your work experience lol…! Thats how I got my first job in the business.

  4. Comment by Dave
    Tuesday, May 22, 2012 @ 5:57 am

    Neil Gaiman is an inspiration to us all. Thanks for posting this.

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