Sella's Journal

Make Good Art, Change the World

Are you currently wondering whether you should pursue (or continue on) a creative path because you feel like there are too many talented illustrators/designers/crafters/any-type-of-creative-title-you-name-it already and you feel your current skills are somewhat lacking so you’d be better off doing something else?

Well, this is what Mr. Gaiman says about that:

Nobody gets to be you, except you. Nobody has your point of view, except you. Nobody gets to bring to the world the things that you get to bring to the world, uniquely get to bring to the world, except you. 

So saying there are enough writers out there, enough directors out there, enough people with points of view, well, yeah they are, but none of them are you and none of those people is gonna make the art that you will make and none of them would change people and change the world in the way that you could change it.

– Neil Gaiman, taken from here

Simply beautiful response.

And while we’re at it, here’s another inspiring speech from Mr. Gaiman:

Neil Gaiman Addresses the University of the Arts Class of 2012 from The University of the Arts (Phl), originally on Vimeo. And the excerpt.

His words simply give me the urges to create, create, and create, and this is, hands down, the best feeling there is, right?

Neil Gaiman is one of my favorite British authors. His works, among others, are ‘Stardust’, ‘Interworld’, ‘Ocean at the End of the Lane’ and ‘Sandman (comics)’. He also writes a few episodes of ‘Doctor Who’ (which I truly geek out about).