Brilliant storyteller Neil Gaiman’s Art Matters is a little book, a collection of his thoughts published in recent years, by the magnificent illustrator Chris Riddell. It is a collection of writings written over a period of years by Neil Gaiman, stressing the need to read and write what you like. To create and spread ideas. To be free to express oneself. To spend time in a library. Everyone has the right to do so. But it is the credo on the right to make good art that is tremendously forceful. It is utterly brilliant and worth committing to memory, internalisting it and sharing it over and over again.
Slim little book but oh, ever so powerful. Parts of it were published earlier in The Guardian.
- A response to terror by Chris Riddell and Neil Gaiman – in pictures: In the aftermath of the Paris terror attacks, the award-winning illustrator and writer team up to present the artist’s creed in the face of atrocity. It stressed the importance of ideas and how they would spread irrespective of violently negative forces terrorising people to keep quiet.
- Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell on why we need libraries – an essay in pictures
Illustration: Chris Riddell : Two great champions of reading for pleasure return to remind us that it really is an important thing to do – and that libraries create literate citizens
Best thing ever you would do is to read this book and buy multiple copies of it to distribute widely. It is outstanding!
5 Oct 2018
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