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Neil Gaiman's Journal

Neil Gaiman's Journal

The Bill Willingham Experience. Please keep your arms and legs inside the ride at all times. Neil Gaiman Gives Sage Advice to Aspiring Artists “I want to be a director, and I’ve been told that there are enough artists in the world, and that’s not something I should pursue. Do you [agree with that]?” A young woman put that question to sci-fi and fantasy writer Neil Gaiman at The Connecticut Youth Forum last week. And he responded with an answer that might sound familiar, especially if you viewed the thoughtful commencement speech he gave at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia last spring. There, he gave 10 Essential Tips for Working in the Arts, and, if you have a really sharp memory, you’ll recall suggestions #6 and #10. Make your own art, meaning the art that reflects your individuality and personal vision.Leave the world more interesting than it was before. They’re wise tips, but they’re better taken in conjunction with suggestions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, and 9.

Journal des étudiants en médecine. - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More Brain Pickings Comic Book Artwork by Eliot R. Brown 2013/04/barack-obama-most-memorable-moments/?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+dyt+%28Design+You+Trust%29 2012 was a year of re-election of U.S. President Barack Obama. Photographer Pete Souza took pictures of the president, his family, and the most memorable moments in the White House. brèves de classe Culture - Murillo and de Neve: The art of friendship Andrew Graham-Dixon examines the works of the 17th century painter Bartolomé Esteban Murillo on show at the Dulwich Picture Gallery in London. Murillo lived his whole life in Seville; records suggest he left it only once, in 1658. During the artist’s lifetime, plague, famine and crop failure all ravaged the city, halved its population and left the streets teeming with vagabonds and beggar children. Murillo encountered a life of personal hardship himself. De Neve used his considerable wealth to found religious sanctuaries for the needy, and in Murillo he recognised a painter capable of both sensitively capturing the plight of Seville’s poor and creating symbols of spiritual salvation through art. Murillo’s work has been derided in recent times as too “chocolate box” – but Andrew Graham-Dixon shows how the relationship with de Neve and their mutual desire to help the people of Seville adds a new perspective to the artist’s work.

Scholarly Open Access | Critical analysis of scholarly open-access publishing July 2010 Kirby dialogue from Eternals # 5 (Nov 1976), pg. 1 Kirby scholars, historians, fans, and critics love to argue. One of the more contentious debates tends to revolve around Jack's text. On the Jack Kirby-l Discussion forum, I asked the members what they thought were some memorable examples of Kirby text (good or bad) so we could understand what specifically they either liked or disliked about Kirby's comic book prose. The first response came from Peter Sattler commenting on Forever People # 8 (April 1972). Peter Sattler: I don’t know whether it’s good or bad to say anything about two pages selected out of hundreds, but in my opinion, the FOREVER PEOPLE selection doesn’t seem particularly well "dialogued." "A pistol in my plate! How many of these lines mere reiterate the image or repeat the content of the scene? Maybe it's just me, but pronouns ("it") and word choice ("loaded") could have streamlined it. It's almost like Jack picked up some of Lee's worst habits. "Rattling gonads."

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