A year ago, author Neil Gaiman told the graduating class at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts that life is sometimes hard. Things go wrong, in life and love, and in business and in friendship and in health and in all the other ways that life can go wrong. And when things get tough, Gaiman said, this is what you should do: Make good art.
Gaiman said he never expected to give advice to people graduating from an establishment of higher education, since he never attended college himself.
Gaiman has written a number of novels, children’s books, comic book series and screenplays — and has a new book based on the commencement address, titled Make Good Art.