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Friday Fan Art

July 12, 2013

This week’s Friday Fan Art comes from a wonderful local bookstore called The Odyssey Bookshop, located in South Hadley, Massachusets.  To help celebrate The Spiderwick Chronicles’ 10-year anniversary, the staff held a nationwide contest asking Spiderwick fans from near and far to submit a drawing of their favorite character from the series.

Doodle for Google Finalists!

May 3, 2012

I helped choose the 50 State Winners from the nearly 114k entries to this year’s Doodle 4 Google contest.

“Wonders of the Future” Winners!

April 24, 2012

My latest contest seemed simple enough, but in fact, it was a rigorous exercise in imagination: show me your vision of the future.

“Wonders of the Future” WondLa Giveaway!

March 23, 2012

As many of you know, the second installment of The Search for WondLa trilogy is about to hit shelves in May, but here is your chance to read the book and see the art before everybody else – announcing the “Wonders of the Future” Wondla Giveaway Contest!

Doodle for Google Reminder…

February 16, 2012

Time is running out to submit artwork to Doodle 4 Google 2012! I’m helping Google choose which lucky artist will see their work on, win a $30k college grant, and earn $50k for their school so be sure entries are in by March 23rd! Get doodling today:

Doodle 4 Google!

January 19, 2012

Calling all young artists! Imagine getting an opportunity to design the Google logo to be shared and seen by MILLIONS. Then, imagine your artwork gracing the package of a box of Crayola crayons. Now, imagine winning $30,000 in scholarships, plus an additional $50,000 for your school. That, my friends, is the grand prize for a …

You’ve got Mad Writing and Drawing Skillz Dawg!

June 14, 2010

I’ve been selected as a judge for a very cool contest — the 2010 PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest where children (ages K-3) across the country were encouraged to submit their original stories and illustrations. The folks at PBS Kids culled through the over 25,000 submissions and I am lucky enough to select the finalists …

Snuggle up with MENO!

December 23, 2009

Happy Holidays Dear Readers of My Blog! I hope 2009 was a fine year for you, despite its economical ups-and-downs and scary amounts of unemployment. During times like this, I am reminded that support from my fans and friends for my books affords my family a comfortable life allowing me to keep creating. So thank …

Friday Fan Art/Design Your Dragon! Epilogue

October 12, 2008

Yesterday Angela received a most awesome “thank you” email from Qing (aka “Mr. Cyan”) which I just had to share. You may remember Qing’s awesome entry from the “Design Your Dragon” contest held a couple of months back. And, after touring, press, etc., I was finally able to send him (and the rest of the …

Design Your Dragon! Contest WINNERS!

August 1, 2008

Wow! All I can say to you all is WOW! Everyone really did a phenomenal job for this contest! All of us here at DiTerlizzi studio tonight were BLOWN AWAY by the menagerie of dragons that danced upon my computer screen and on the flat files and floor. We received entries from all over the …

DESIGN YOUR DRAGON Contest – Last Day!

July 31, 2008

Happy Thursday! Today is the last day that we’ll accept entries for our latest contest to “Design Your Dragon”, so if you work well under pressure, you have until midnight tonight. We have received some phenomenal entries so far – you really rocked it out this time – wow! My loverly wife Angela, my assistant …

Design Your Dragon! Contest Reminder…

July 24, 2008

We’ve received some AMAZING entires to the “Design Your Dragon” contest so far…so keep them coming! With only a week left to go, if you have not yet entered then you better get scribbling. You can enter from any part of the world, any age, and any medium. And of course, you can enter as …

Friday Fan Art- DESIGN YOUR DRAGON Contest

July 8, 2008

Time for another contest! I am terribly excited to share with you all my upcoming chapter book, Kenny and the Dragon. Though it is not due in stores until August 5th, I will be giving away three signed (first edition) copies here on the site…each, with a very special drawing in them. All you have …

Friday Fan Art- Spiderwick DVD Drawin’ Contest RUNNER UPS!

July 5, 2008

I hope everyone here in the states had a great Fourth of July yesterday. I was so busy eating hot dogs and playing with sparklers, that I forgot about posting our runner ups for the DVD Drawin’ Contest, so here they are! As with our winners, the judges (myself, Ang and my assistant Will) looked …

Friday Fan Art- Spiderwick DVD Drawin’ Contest WINNERS!

June 27, 2008

Once again THANK YOU all for entering on such a short notice. The competition was stiff with over 70 entries from all over the world! Angela and I judged on what wowed us through creativity, originality and technical skill. We had entries from all age ranges – from pre-schoolers to professional artists – and we …

Friday Fan Art- Spiderwick DVD Drawin’ Contest

June 27, 2008

Hello All! I just got back from the Post Office to pick up the remaining entries and “The Spiderwick DVD Drawin’ Contest” is officially closed. I can tell you Ang and I were BLOWN AWAY by the amount of entries and the awesomeness of the drawings as well! You guys ROCKED IT! Angela, my faithful …

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Never Abandon Imagination Tony DiTerlizzi: Never abandon imagination.

Imagination is a world of possibility that exists within each of us. It is what makes us uniquely human. It is our creative fingerprint that touches and influences the world around us. Imagination is essential to art and science; to innovation and prosperity. It gives us hope, calls us to action and leads to change.

Whether it’s fairies, dragons, robots or aliens, all of my children’s book characters are siblings born of my imagination – an imagination strengthened through years of encouragement from family, teachers and friends. While so many others abandoned it during their transition from childhood to adulthood, I fiercely held onto mine, hoping for a day when I could share it to inspire the next generation of dreamers. Innovators. World changers.

Imagination empowers us to envision and create a reality of what could be. We must hold it dear, foster it and never abandon it.