Neil Gaiman's 'Make Good Art' Commencement Speech to Become Book

Print edition of award-winning author’s advice to UArts graduates is designed by renowned book designer Chip Kidd

January 8, 2013

HarperCollins will publish a print edition of the inspirational speech given by award-winning author and graphic novelist Neil Gaiman at the University of the Arts' 2012 commencement ceremony.

Set for release on May 14, Make Good Art was designed by renowned book designer Chip Kidd.

The announcement was reported in the January 2 issue of The Huffington Post.

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Called one of the best commencement speeches of 2012, Gaiman's first-ever university address urging the young artists to "make good art" continues to be an international internet sensation, with more than 520,000 views on Vimeo.

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His heartfelt and funny advice went viral with thousands of tweets, was viewed in more than 140 countries, translated into numerous languages, interpretated in illustration and cartoon quotes, and was featured online in The Washington Post, the Christian Science Monitor, the Atlantic and on NPR's "On Point with Tom Ashbrook."

The Sandman and Coraline author also received an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts at the University's 134th Commencement ceremony, held May 17, 2012, at the Academy of Music on Philadelphia's Avenue of the Arts.

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