I’m so grateful for Tumblr right now. It has introduced me to a lovely video of Neil Gaiman, famed author of The Sandman comics, Stardust, Coraline, and so many other great works, giving a commencement speech to recent art college graduates. It has some of the best advice I have ever heard, and I wish he would have told us this at my college graduation.
Here’s a link for you to see it: http://dresdencodak.tumblr.com/post/25936692398/neil-gaiman-gives-better-advice-to-artists-than
I hope this helps, and Don’t Forget to Be Awesome!