Some beautiful and inspirational words from Mr. Gaiman. He is totally right that the old rules are crumbling. The old distribution channels are crumbling. Everything is in flux, and no one, NO ONE knows what’s next. Very true for the animation industry right now. I hope it leads to some awesome innovation.
On a personal level, I’m gonna follow his advice this year, and pretend that I am someone who can do comics. :D Then make some glorious mistakes.
I gave my first ever commencement speech to the graduating class of 2012 at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
I think I told them everything important that I knew about going out into the world and being an artist, so I may never need to give another one.
If you are interested in working in the arts in any sense, right now - MAKE 20 minutes and watch this. It is so unbelievably inspiring; I almost feel choked up after watching it.
Its downright reassuring.