Neil Gaiman has written a book Art Matters which has been described as, “a creative call to arms”.
The book will contain thoughts, poems and speeches and creative manifestos, written by Neil and illustrated by Chris Riddell. It’s about the importance and impact of art in a format to inspire the reader to create some art.
The book will be published by Headline, Neil’s publisher for 19 years.
Gaiman said: “For years now, Chris Riddell has taken my words from speeches or poems or articles, and illustrated them, in order to communicate things to the world with deftness and charm. I’m thrilled and delighted that Headline feel it’s time to bring them to a wider audience.”
Frankie Edwards, commissioning editor at Headline, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to be working once again with the combined artistic genius of Neil and Chris, especially following the huge success of the special illustrated edition of Neverwhere, Neil’s modern classic which Chris illustrated in 2016.”