Publication Date: 06/09/2018 ISBN: 9781472260086 Category:
Featured in Mr B's 2018 Christmas Catalogue

Art Matters

Neil Gaiman, Chris Riddell

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Publication Date: 06/09/2018 ISBN: 9781472260086 Category:



Mr B's review

Mr B’s Christmas Catalogue Review 2018

Certain voices have the power to truly inspire us to get up and create something of our own – immediately, no excuses. Through his stories, speeches and essays, Neil Gaiman has done this for many, and this wee compilation is an injection of creative elixir in book form. Our own loo-decorating favourite illustrator Chris Riddell makes Gaiman’s words explode with pencil-life, making this an essential gift for those longing to defeat self-doubt and find artistic joy on the other side.


A creative call to arms from the mind of Neil Gaiman, combining his extraordinary words with deft and striking illustrations by Chris Riddell. Art Matters will inspire its readers to seize the day in the name of art.

‘Like a bedtime story for the rest of your life, this is a book to live by. At its core, it’s about freeing ideas, shedding fear of failure, and learning that “things can be different”. ‘ – Institute of Imagination

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

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 explores how reading, imagining and creating can change the world, and will be inspirational to young and old.

What readers are saying about ART MATTERS

‘A rallying cry for all artists and creators’

‘Just the injection of positive thinking I needed’

‘What a gorgeous, sweet and very, very wise little book’

‘You don’t know it yet, but it’s likely you need this book’

‘I feel artistically charged up for the first time in ages’

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