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Sneak Peek: Make Good Art by Neil Gaiman!

In May 2012, bestselling author Neil Gaiman delivered the commencement address at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts, in which he shared his thoughts about creativity, bravery, and strength. He encouraged the fledgling painters, musicians, writers, and dreamers to break rules and think outside the box.

Most of all, he encouraged them to make good art.

The book Make Good Art, designed by renowned graphic artist Chip Kidd, contains the full text of Gaiman’s inspiring speech. (On sale 5/14/2013)

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Have a Happy Neil (Gaiman) Year!

Updated 2 January: Now with more resolution! Due to popular (and helpful) demand, the The Ocean at the End of the Lane desktop wallpaper is now available in two larger sizes, and there’s one for the iPad. Links to all sizes are below…

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To prove that good things definitely do come to those who wait, our William Morrow imprint is proud (and incredibly excited) to announce the Summer 2013 publication of Neil Gaiman’s first novel for adults since 2005’s #1 New York Times bestseller Anansi Boys: The Ocean at the End of the Lane.

Here’s a look at the drop-dead gorgeous jacket that has been designed for this very special book:

Ocean at the End of the Lane

And in May 2013, we will release a stylishly designed, carbon-based edition of Make Good Art, the inspiring, heartfelt, and very wise commencement address that Neil delivered to the 2012 graduating class of Philadelphia’s University of the Arts.

This distinctive volume has been painstakingly designed inside and out by renowned graphic artist Chip Kidd. Here’s a look at the cover:

Make Good Art

Watch our blog for an exclusive sneak preview of the unique and inventive interior design!

Now, for the perks you can download immediately:

The Ocean at the End of the Lane desktop wallpaper in six versions:


  • A 3-D image of The Ocean at the End of the Lane (Download)
  • A 3-D image of Make Good Art (Download)

To one and all, our warmest wishes for a very Happy Neil Year! Thank you for being readers, and for loving books. There are few things more encouraging than knowing there’s a world full of people who love reading as much as we do.

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