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Combining Neil Gaiman's extraordinary words with Chris Riddell's deft and striking illustrations, Art Matters will inspire its readers to seize the day in the name of art. Neil Gaiman once said that 'the world always seems brighter when you've just made something that wasn't there before'. This little book is the embodiment of that vision. Drawn together from speeches, poe Combining Neil Gaiman's extraordinary words with Chris Riddell's deft and striking illustrations, Art Matters will inspire its readers to seize the day in the name of art. Neil Gaiman once said that 'the world always seems brighter when you've just made something that wasn't there before'. This little book is the embodiment of that vision. Drawn together from speeches, poems and creative manifestos, Art Matters will explore how reading, imagining and creating can change the world. A creative call to arms, the book will champion freedom of ideas, making art in the face of adversity and choosing to be bold. It will be inspirational to young and old, and will encourage glorious, creative rebellion.


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Combining Neil Gaiman's extraordinary words with Chris Riddell's deft and striking illustrations, Art Matters will inspire its readers to seize the day in the name of art. Neil Gaiman once said that 'the world always seems brighter when you've just made something that wasn't there before'. This little book is the embodiment of that vision. Drawn together from speeches, poe Combining Neil Gaiman's extraordinary words with Chris Riddell's deft and striking illustrations, Art Matters will inspire its readers to seize the day in the name of art. Neil Gaiman once said that 'the world always seems brighter when you've just made something that wasn't there before'. This little book is the embodiment of that vision. Drawn together from speeches, poems and creative manifestos, Art Matters will explore how reading, imagining and creating can change the world. A creative call to arms, the book will champion freedom of ideas, making art in the face of adversity and choosing to be bold. It will be inspirational to young and old, and will encourage glorious, creative rebellion.

30 review for Art Matters

  1. 4 out of 5

    Lisa

    The answer is not 42 after all. The answer to life, the universe and everything is: MAKE GOOD ART. Which of course may well be what Adam Douglas did, hitchhiking his way through the universe in a bombastic show of creative power. So 42 and "MAKE GOOD ART" could be seen as synonyms. A mutated boa constrictor is harming you? Time for making good art. This collection of passionate essays by Neil Gaiman and outrageously funny drawings by Chris Riddell will be my "Annoy-Everyone-Until -They-Read-It"-tre The answer is not 42 after all. The answer to life, the universe and everything is: MAKE GOOD ART. Which of course may well be what Adam Douglas did, hitchhiking his way through the universe in a bombastic show of creative power. So 42 and "MAKE GOOD ART" could be seen as synonyms. A mutated boa constrictor is harming you? Time for making good art. This collection of passionate essays by Neil Gaiman and outrageously funny drawings by Chris Riddell will be my "Annoy-Everyone-Until -They-Read-It"-treat for this season. I knew it before I received my own copy, and I made sure to have a stack of five ready to spread the message quickly. I will most definitely read it with my classes, and two of my children already stole copies of their own from my shrinking stack. WHY does it matters so much to me? Because it is funny, to the point, gets a message (or two or three or four) across? Because it makes perfect use of my two favourite ways of communication: drawing and text? Because it reaches the heart without ever preaching? Because it sums up the issues we deal with every day in our era of digital addiction, and it makes a case for embracing the adventure of novelties without ditching the good old company of books - making a case for BOTHNESS, rather than WORLD BOOK DOOMSDAY? Because it contains a credo for freedom of thought, freedom of speech, freedom of argument, while completely, unambiguously denouncing any violence? We may all ignore or argue against other people's stupidity, but we may never ever hurt or kill those who call us out on our own weirder thoughts. If all kept to the diversity without violence credo, the world would be an adventure that you could actually survive for a while. I LOVE this book to bits for its stance on libraries and librarians. And I am biased of course, spending most of my childhood in libraries in a variety of ever changing small towns, and then morphing into one of those strange powerful beings between the shelves and behind the desk myself. School librarians around the world should read this NOW. It is encouraging, heartwarming, and necessary. I love it because it offers a hilarious take on how not to write if you happen to have a box with a chair-yet-to-be-constructed at home, and how that strange set of skills can be turned into humour and art as well. I love it for the passage where Gaiman describes his time as a young man, trying to succeed in freelance. Chronologically challenged! The best joke ever. Read the book to find out. It would be worth it for that alone. Without further ado: ART MATTERS. READ IT! And then make a drawing or write a poem or a song about it. Spread the gospel and let others argue with you. Argue back. It is our right to think and express thoughts in art.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Bookdragon Sean

    "Make good art. I’m serious." This is a collection of four essays, each forceful and energetic, that directly address why it is so important to read and write and, more importantly, they impress upon you why children should be doing it too. This is not new material but has instead been published in various magazines and online publications, some of them even appeared in The View From the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction. The essays are as followed: 1. Credo 2. Why Our Future Depends on Librari "Make good art. I’m serious." This is a collection of four essays, each forceful and energetic, that directly address why it is so important to read and write and, more importantly, they impress upon you why children should be doing it too. This is not new material but has instead been published in various magazines and online publications, some of them even appeared in The View From the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction. The essays are as followed: 1. Credo 2. Why Our Future Depends on Libraries, Reading and Daydreaming 3. Making a Chair (more of a poem really.) 4. Make Good Art So you may have read these before, as I have; however, that being said, I’m not overly disappointed that there’s nothing new here beyond the illustrations. These pieces speak to each other and form a persuasive argument about the importance of art, regardless of the particular medium, and establish why it’s so important for society. We need people who understand the world and can empathise with situations different to our own, we need leaders and individuals who can look past their own personal experience and act accordingly. We need literate people. We need people who can imagine a better world than the one we have so they can work towards building it (or at the very least representing it.) All in all, the world needs more readers, writers and artists. And Gaiman establishes it so convincingly here (not that many people who would pick a book up like this need convincing.) “We need to teach our children to read. And to enjoy reading. We need libraries. We need books.” I have so much respect for Gaiman and his work. As all writers do, he wrote stories to make money though he also did it because it was his passion. At the young age of fifteen he knew it was his calling and he worked towards his goals until he achieved success and fame (then he carried on writing some more!) Beyond that though, he has got so many children into reading with his work. Just look at his sales figures. Granted many of his readers are adults, but he has opened the literary doorways for many with his creative and intelligent writing. Because of the sheer volume of quality work he has produced, the variety of it and the innovative nature of his original ideas, I think he deserves the noble prize for literature. I’m almost certain that this year he will win it. He has been shortlisted, and from the four candidates chosen, it seems to be a two horse race between Gaiman and Murakami (Guardian article.) Both are fantastic writers, though I think Gaiman has a slight edge because he can write in very different ways where Murakami has found his niche and dominates it. Could 2018 be Gaiman’s year? If I were a betting man, I’d put money down that it is. (What a victory that would be for the world of fantasy literature.) Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Insta | Academia

  3. 4 out of 5

    Ellie

    I needed this. Also Chris Riddell could stab me with a pencil and I'd thank him.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Ashley

    Come ON people ! Star Rating: 1,000,000 (5) STARS! ART MATTERS Because Your Imagination Can Change The World “I suggest that reading fiction, reading for pleasure, is one of the most important things one can do.” I want to shout my love for and the the importance of this book from the rooftops. This book is everything . Please if you do read this based upon on my review I’d really love to hear/ see your feedback. I’m just blown away. PLEASE if you love books read this. If you are an author RE Come ON people ! Star Rating: 1,000,000 (5) STARS! ART MATTERS Because Your Imagination Can Change The World “I suggest that reading fiction, reading for pleasure, is one of the most important things one can do.” I want to shout my love for and the the importance of this book from the rooftops. This book is everything . Please if you do read this based upon on my review I’d really love to hear/ see your feedback. I’m just blown away. PLEASE if you love books read this. If you are an author READ THIS. If you write or make art of any kind READ THIS. If you value physical books & their importance READ THIS. If you understand or just love libraries & know how special Librarians are... READ THIS. EVERYONE READ THIS BOOK. Neil Gaiman is just... he’s Neil Gaiman. He’s my favorite author. This book fits so much value & perfection into so many little pages. I’m serious, read this ; you will thank me later. Plus... come on the art of the amazing Chris Riddell??

  5. 5 out of 5

    Aoife

    A very quick read (I just read this in work, don't tell anyone) featuring some of Neil Gaiman's wisest words paired with Chris Riddell's fantastic illustrations. Neil's advice basically boils down to 'do the thing that only you can do, and do it well' and it's a wonderful read. Buy one for everyone you know. (He also loves libraries and librarians, and they're cousins to bookstores. So I feel like he loves us too.) I don't know that it's an issue for anybody but me, but it's true that nothing I di A very quick read (I just read this in work, don't tell anyone) featuring some of Neil Gaiman's wisest words paired with Chris Riddell's fantastic illustrations. Neil's advice basically boils down to 'do the thing that only you can do, and do it well' and it's a wonderful read. Buy one for everyone you know. (He also loves libraries and librarians, and they're cousins to bookstores. So I feel like he loves us too.) I don't know that it's an issue for anybody but me, but it's true that nothing I did where the only reason for doing it was the money was ever worth it, except as bitter experience. Usually I didn't wind up getting the money, either. The things I did because I was excited, and wanted to see them exist in reality, have never let me down, and I've never regretted the time I spent on any of them. ... ... ... Life is sometimes hard. Things go wrong, in life and in 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, this is what you should do... MAKE GOOD ART. I'm serious.

  6. 4 out of 5

    verbava

    якщо взяти вже не раз публіковані хороші (і мотиваційні) тексти геймана про мистецтво й доповнити їх упізнаваними (і гарними) ілюстраціями кріса рідделла, вийде наперед знайома книжка, яку все-таки хочеться знов погортати. а потім ще. тим більше, що прогортати її всю можна хвилин за двадцять. корисна штука на випадок, якщо радість від того, що робиш, десь загубиться. утім, раз я вже про відчуття радості, від книжки складається враження, що двоє дуже талановитих і загалом класнючих чоловіків сиділ якщо взяти вже не раз публіковані хороші (і мотиваційні) тексти геймана про мистецтво й доповнити їх упізнаваними (і гарними) ілюстраціями кріса рідделла, вийде наперед знайома книжка, яку все-таки хочеться знов погортати. а потім ще. тим більше, що прогортати її всю можна хвилин за двадцять. корисна штука на випадок, якщо радість від того, що робиш, десь загубиться. утім, раз я вже про відчуття радості, від книжки складається враження, що двоє дуже талановитих і загалом класнючих чоловіків сиділи собі в кнайпі, з великим задоволенням черкали на серветочках, а потім це так і видали. що, звісно, не проблема саме в собі, але все-таки.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Lauren

    Gaiman and Riddell can do no wrong in my eyes. Such a perfect team. A sweet, inspirational set of short essays, illustrated by Riddell. Loved it.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Vivek Tejuja

    It has been established the world over (if not, then it should be) that Neil Gaiman is one of the most prolific writers that we have, and we must never forget that. In fact, we must cherish what we have every single day and celebrate him by reading more of him, but obviously, day after day. Art Matters is a collection of his short essays (all previously published individually and collectively in The View from the Cheap Seats) about art, reading, libraries, and why all of it is so important even It has been established the world over (if not, then it should be) that Neil Gaiman is one of the most prolific writers that we have, and we must never forget that. In fact, we must cherish what we have every single day and celebrate him by reading more of him, but obviously, day after day. Art Matters is a collection of his short essays (all previously published individually and collectively in The View from the Cheap Seats) about art, reading, libraries, and why all of it is so important even more so in today's time and age. I love what Gaiman writes, and even though I’d read these pieces earlier, with Chris Riddell’s illustrations, they seemed different, more invigorating, and captivating to say the least. There is something about the power of the written word, isn’t it? That’s what this book is about primarily – about words, reading, and how the world can be changed, one book at a time. Of course, the piece that stands out for me is Make Good Art, in which Gaiman talks to us about how he started writing books, how to do what you really want to do, push boundaries, and be what you set out to be. Yes, it does sound self-help like and maybe it is, but coming from Gaiman, everything is great and achievable and inspiring. I am not saying this as a fanboy, it’s just that this book really inspires you to step out and make good art. And not to forget that the Make Good Art piece has come from his commencement address at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts in May 2012. The illustrations by Chris Riddell are as usual stupendous and go hand in glove with Gaiman’s prose. Though, I would love to see how this book comes alive in colour as well. Maybe, even a graphic version of these four pieces and more. Make Good Art just makes you want to go out there and create. Be it anything. A sentence even, or just those two hundred words you’ve been telling yourself you will write, or the composition you are stuck at, or when you feel that you just cannot create anything, this book will at least inspire if nothing else. Read this. Read it again like me, if you have already read them. The illustrations and the reminding of what great art can do is absolutely worth the experience.

  9. 4 out of 5

    MadameMelli

    Ich kann gar nicht anders als fünf Sterne zu vergeben! Es wurden Zitate aus Gaimans Reden und Essays genommen und von Chris Riddell illustriert. Eine Kombination der Kunst dieser beiden Genies ist unglaublich schön anzusehen und inspirierend <3

  10. 4 out of 5

    Angela Magic Art

    Really really good! Its Neil Gaiman inspirational art and creativity short essays. How could I not like it!? Also with Chris Riddell's amazing drawings! I didn't give this 5 stars because I didn't realize that I have read most of these already. Make Good Art, I have read and listened to many times, and Building A Chair I have also read before, and some of the Library Essays. The only part that was new to me was the Freedom of Speech sections in the beginning.-Which I loved! And it is wonderful t Really really good! Its Neil Gaiman inspirational art and creativity short essays. How could I not like it!? Also with Chris Riddell's amazing drawings! I didn't give this 5 stars because I didn't realize that I have read most of these already. Make Good Art, I have read and listened to many times, and Building A Chair I have also read before, and some of the Library Essays. The only part that was new to me was the Freedom of Speech sections in the beginning.-Which I loved! And it is wonderful to have all of these in one cute, pint sized, beautifully illustrated book! I can definitely see myself rereading this as I often reread or relisten to Make Good Art, I was just expecting some newer work in this book, and it threw me off a bit. Still really enjoyed though!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Liz

    What a gorgeous, sweet & very very wise little book. Neil Gaiman is someone that should definitely be read & listened to, so if you haven’t already, why not? If you haven’t bought copies of his books for all the young people in your life, why not? Get out there today and remedy that at once! You won’t regret it, and neither will your young ones.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Angi Plant

    A book full of wisdom and great thoughts and beautiful artwork. Immensely enjoyed it.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Namratha

    The words of Neil Gaiman. The art of Chris Riddell.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Leah Rachel

    Over the years, Chris Riddell has illustrated a few pieces of speeches and essays by Neil Gaiman, to tremendous effect. This brings four of those pictorial essays together into one lovely, small tome, that discusses art, inspiration, and why we need libraries.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Abigail van Roode

    I have enjoyed seeing Chris Riddell illustrate various Neil Gaiman poems and other writings online and was very pleased to get some of them collected in this book. I wish they had included The Day The Saucers Came. Riddell’s illustrations for that were wonderful.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Karla

    "Be bold. Be rebellious. Choose art. It matters"

  17. 5 out of 5

    Christoph

    Das war irgendwie klar, die Vorfreude wurde voll bestätigt. Ein kleines feines Buch mit klaren und verständlichen Weisheiten von Neil Gaiman und grandios illustriert von Chris Riddell. Wenn man die Werke von beiden mag und gerne liest, dann wird man sich hier erneut verlieben. Das kann leicht ein Buch sein, dass man immer da ei hat, einfach nur um darin ein wenig zu blättern, etwas nachzulesen, und manches mehr.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Jessica Shelley

    A rallying cry for all artists and creators. This one's staying on my desk. (Lord knows I'll need it this year!)

  19. 4 out of 5

    Molly Jamieson

    I love Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell and will basically buy anything they do together. The marriage of Riddell's illustrations with the wise words of Neil Gaiman here have given me a huge creative boost and I feel artistically charged up for the first time in ages. Highly recommend!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Ruby

    Normally I don't read motivational or self-help books, but this time I didn't really know what's coming + I can never "reject"a book, if Neil Gaiman wrote that. The book gives some advice to people who are doing arts or plan to. Although there was nothing new, I totally enjoyed the book and was smiling all the time. And yeah, it wouldn't be as good without Chris Riddel's illustrations. And after reading, I am planning to use it as a colouring book :D

  21. 5 out of 5

    Anna

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Somehow I failed to take in that this was a collection bringing together previously published work, but that’s entirely my own fault. However the words are just as important and relevant as when I first read them and it’s great to see each piece illustrated by Riddell. He’s right, that the words and illustrations together manage something that the words alone don’t achieve. Bonus points for illustrating ‘your husband runs off with a politician’ with a certain huffy little tangerine cockwomble.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Michelle Glatt

    Although I have read these words of Neil Gaiman's before, they are made even more beautiful and touching when illuminated by Riddell's artwork. Two of my favorite creative minds collaborating to inspire others is a treasure.

  23. 5 out of 5

    N9erz

    My recommendation by heart: GET THIS BOOK. Yes it is just a rather short book but it is worth every cent. The combination of Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell is always one sure to get to my heart and this new book didn't fail it. Just some wise words by a wise man - about doing things, about humanity and about creating art! Every aspiring artist (in which way ever) should have this book and read it each and every time they are at a difficult point in their creation! And those illustrations are just so b My recommendation by heart: GET THIS BOOK. Yes it is just a rather short book but it is worth every cent. The combination of Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell is always one sure to get to my heart and this new book didn't fail it. Just some wise words by a wise man - about doing things, about humanity and about creating art! Every aspiring artist (in which way ever) should have this book and read it each and every time they are at a difficult point in their creation! And those illustrations are just so beautiful! With just some orinary pencil strokes Chris Riddell is able to transform pictures into emotions and those correspond so beautiful with some wise words! Perfection in my eyes and worth reading over and over again!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Malin Elizabeth

    This book made me want to become ME, the person I dreamed of being as a child. I want to learn to stop doubting my abilities and do all the creative things I like to do and start the future I tell myself is just a dream. Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell, you just upped your game!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Jack ArtTrade

    First, you should know this basically takes Gaiman's speeches, poems, and creative manifestos and makes them a book. It is a look and call to arms for art, art that can bring something new into the world and transform it and us!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Jen

    A touching and oh-so-important reminder of the importance of art, of making it, consuming it, sharing it. I knew most of these essays beforehand but somehow still needed to read this - and I already can't wait to go back to it and feel as inspired as I do right now. Chris Riddell's illustrations are absolutely stunning, as usual. Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell collaborations really do make the world a brighter place.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Jenny

    The dream team, Neil’s intelligent, insightful, inspirational words coupled by Chris’s beautiful illustrations to ignite our imaginations. This book is short and sweet and very much needed maybe now more than ever.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Justyna

    A short but w lovely book for fans of both authors, but also a lot of insight into freedom of speach, creativity and the importance of libraries. Some words to take to heart, some words to live by, some words to get (more) liberated in the pursuit of artistic endeavours. Definitely a good thing to read. You don't know it yet, but it's likely you need this book. Also I've loved NG's writing forever, but Chris Riddell and his drawings are quite a revelation. Do check it out.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Kitty

    neli Neil Gaimani (varemavaldatud) teksti Chris Riddelli käekirja ja illustratsioonidega... jah, ei teagi, mis peaks valesti minema, et see kehvasti välja kukuks ja inimestele ei meeldiks. mind kõnetab neist neljast enim muidugi see, mis räägib raamatukogudest ja lugemise olulisusest. sellest, et raamatud on nagu haid ja et lugedes õpib laps, et asjad ei pea olema nii, nagu nad on. "Make Good Art" on ka selline... üldine elujuhiste kogumik, millel on ühtteist öelda ka inimestele, kellelt palju kun neli Neil Gaimani (varemavaldatud) teksti Chris Riddelli käekirja ja illustratsioonidega... jah, ei teagi, mis peaks valesti minema, et see kehvasti välja kukuks ja inimestele ei meeldiks. mind kõnetab neist neljast enim muidugi see, mis räägib raamatukogudest ja lugemise olulisusest. sellest, et raamatud on nagu haid ja et lugedes õpib laps, et asjad ei pea olema nii, nagu nad on. "Make Good Art" on ka selline... üldine elujuhiste kogumik, millel on ühtteist öelda ka inimestele, kellelt palju kunsti loota pole mõtet (mina). mulle meeldis see koht, kus selgitati, et vabakutselise edu pandiks on täita vähemalt kaks kolmest tingimusest: teha head tööd, olla kena inimene ja pidada tähtaegadest kinni. kehtib mumst igal elualal. "Credo" on, noh, kreedo, millega on ka raske mitte nõustuda - kõigil ideedel on õigus eksisteerida; nendega võib vaielda või neid võib ignoreerida, aga relvaga võidelda nende vastu ei saa. kuigi, noh, mulle tuleb ikkagi kohe pähe päris palju ideid, mis minu poolest pigem võiksid olemata olla, ja mul vist ei ole nii palju hingesuurust, et nende eluõiguse eest põhimõtte pärast välja astuda. (ja siis on seal keskel veel mingi tooli kokkupanemise lugu, mis jääb mulle küll üsna arusaamatuks. kui see on allegooria, siis ma ei mõista seda, ja kui ei ole, siis... ikka ei mõista:) aga õnneks see on lühike ja eriti ei sega, ja pildid on ju kenad.)

  30. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    A lovely collection of short non-fiction pieces by Neil Gaiman on the importance of creativity (Credo, Why Our Future Depends on Libraries, Reading and Daydreaming, Making A Chair, and Make Good Art) illustrated by Chris Riddell, who gives it that added extra. (Would make a nice gift for the creative types in your life.)

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