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Archive for October 2012


Jack-o'-Lantern Parade

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays ever. I loved it as a kid. I love it more as an parent. Read more


This Geekdad's Top 10 Creepy Kid's Books

Wired magazine’s Geekdad blog features a list of some of my favorite spooky stories for kids. Check it out. Read more


NEW Original Artwork Now Available

The 4 original watercolor studies dubbed “A Collection of Sprites” (that I posted about earlier this week) is now available for purchase at the R. Michelson Gallery in Northampton, Massachusetts.

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As I mentioned in an earlier post, I’ve been busy these last couple of of months rendering new artwork to adorn the dustjackets of the 10-year anniversary of The Spiderwick Chronicles. Early next year, Simon & Schuster will unveil the new jackets, along with news about the re-release of the original five chapter books.

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(A Rocket) Friday Fan Art

From A Hero for WondLa:

At the park entrance a beeping gondola landed, and the bubble doors opened to reveal two other teenage girls. Both looked nearly identical to Gen…

…”So,” Gen said, locking arms with the other girls. “These are my two darlings–Gen and Gen.”

“We are known as the three Gens!” they said in unison. Read more


New Interview for Girl Scouts

I recently did a brief interview for the Girl Scouts of America with a focus on the creation of WondLa. Read more


Gabe Invades the Blog!

Note from T: Fifteen year-old high school student and artist, Gabe, contacted me sometime back about a summer internship. And, though its crazy nuts here in DiTerlizziland, I obliged. I did this because Gabe has real drive and talent and because I longed to hang out at Brain Froud’s studio when I was Gabe’s age. Wanting to make this a special experience, my assistant and I devised an assignment for Gabe to do while visiting: describe what it is like in my studio with words and pictures (no photos). Read on to see what this little mastermind dreamed up while hanging out with us.

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