“Make good art”

I finally got around to watching the recording of Neil Gaiman’s Address to the University of the Arts Class of 2012 today, and I’m sorry I waited.

Everyone and their brother’s already linked to it, but if, like me, you put off watching it for whatever reason, here’s another chance:

Neil Gaiman‘s a fantastic speaker, and it’s always a pleasure to listen to him, but this talk is especially poignant for anyone working in the arts. Gaiman shares sold “secret freelance knowledge,” with great stories about his “chronologically-challenged” past, which wouldn’t fly so well today, and offers great advice. Namely, “make interesting mistakes” and “make good art.”

Give it a listen.