Monday, January 7, 2019

Bibliophile's Corner

Art Matters
By Neil Gaiman, and illustrated by Chris Riddell

Flap Copy Description:
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.

My Thoughts:
This little book packs such a punch that each of my three adult sons received a copy for Christmas! One of the tidbits that stood out to me personally was Mr. Gaiman's comments near the end of the book regarding the future of publishing. The uncertainty we all face is another reason to be courageous, in whatever form of creativity you pursue. I highly recommend this book to artists of all sorts, of any age!

Click here to learn more about multi-talented Neil Gaiman.
Click here to learn more about illustrator Chris Riddell.