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A Ted-eriffic Friday Fan Art

October 25, 2013

Our friend, Stacy, and her son, Brody, just finished a school project involving 2 pumpkins, some pink paint, and my favorite picture book.

Friday Fan Art for You Beetleheads

August 23, 2013

Throughout the year I am fortunate to receive letters, drawings, and the occasional package from fans around the world.  These notes contain questions, inspired art and ideas, and conversation all sparked by my work or common thread of interest in the fantastic, art, or books.  I love to read these letters and I am always …

A Fantastic Field Guide Friday Fan Art

August 9, 2013

Patrik is a teenage artist from a small European country named Slovenia (located next to Italy, Austria, and Croatia) who has been inspired by The Spiderwick Chronicles.  He read the series about four years ago, in his native language Slovene, and became inspired to create his own fantastical project, which took him three years to …

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.

Friday Fan Art

May 10, 2013

Since I am celebrating the 10-year anniversary of The Spiderwick Chronicles this week, today’s Friday Fan Art is appropriately themed. It comes all the way from a small town in Brazil where a young artist turned to the story of Jared, Simon and Mallory for inspiration.

Fabulous Folded Friday Fan Art

March 22, 2013

I’ve been a fan of paperfolding since my mom bought a copy of Robert Harbin’s Secrets of Origami back in the 70’s.

Friday Fan Art

February 1, 2013

June Gallagher is a New York artist who has had an affinity for the fantastic ever since she was a child.

(A Trick-or-Treat) Friday Fan Art

November 2, 2012

I do hope this Friday finds many of you still enjoying Wednesday’s haul of Halloween booty. For our friends in the Tri-state area, I hope you are safe and recovering from that dreadful storm.

(A Rocket) Friday Fan Art

October 19, 2012

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 …

Gabe Invades the Blog!

October 2, 2012

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. …

Friday Fan Art (From One Artist to Another)

August 17, 2012

Carlos Rocafort is a freelance illustrator and designer whom I had the pleasure of meeting while on book tour this past spring.

Friday Fan Art

July 20, 2012

This week we received some Wondlaful drawings inspired by the WondLa trilogy from magnificent Maine.  Neil is an aspiring writer and artist who gains much inspiration from reading books and looking at other artist’s illustrations (I definitely know what he means by that). Check out this awesome profile series Neil has created featuring some of …

(A Poetic) Friday Fan Art

June 15, 2012

11 year-old Abby from Clapham, England is quite a fan of The Spider & The Fly. “How big of a fan?” you ask. She’s such an awesome fan that she penned an awesome sequel. Check it out.

Friday Fan Art

June 1, 2012

This week’s Friday Fan Art is from Paige, an artist whom I met on tour that found creative inspiration from the WondLa series. 

Friday Fan Art

April 27, 2012

It’s been an art-filled week here in DiTerlizziland reviewing entries for the Wonders of the Future WondLa Giveaway; so for this weeks FFA I’d like to come back from the future to take a look at the fantastic.

A (Fey-riffic) Friday Fan Art

April 13, 2012

Herb Leonhard is a fantasy illustrator whom I was introduced to years ago when I contributed an image for Tori Amos’ RAINN calendar.

A Masterful Friday Fan Art

March 30, 2012

(*Parents, teachers: This week’s FFA involves a naturalistic depiction of a mermaid. Thus, she wears no seashell-bikini.) I’ve seen lots of wonderful submissions for Friday Fan Art over the years. Each time a drawing, painting or sculpture arrives in my studio inbox, I am over the moon with joy that my work has inspired others. …

“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!

Fantastic WondLa Review

February 24, 2012

On this fantastic February Friday we are featuring a video book review from the very talented Sarah Laties.  Sarah is the Special Projects Assistant at the Children’s Book Council (known as the CBC).

A WondLaful Friday Fan Art

February 11, 2012

I have always been so touched and impressed by the fan art I have received over the years. For this week the same holds true.  All these images were inspired by The Search for WondLa.  These young talented fans did a fabulous job creating their own versions of some of my favorite characters and scenes. …

Friday Fan Art

January 13, 2012

This weeks Friday Fan Art features a talented animator named Brittany, who was inspired to create a 3-D model of my old pal, Ted.  Brittney recently graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and is currently trying to break into the animation industry.  Check out her marvelous rendition of the jovial mischief-maker and a few …

(A Gamerrific) Friday Fan Art

December 10, 2011

I have always been a fan of classic board games, so when I came across this Friday’s Fan Art I knew I had found a gem.  Take a look at 9 year-old Liam’s beautiful rendition of The Search for WondLa BOARD GAME!!!  He went above and beyond by choosing an original project idea for his …

Friday Fan Art’s a Knockin’

November 25, 2011

Dimitri Lebon is a up-and-coming sculptor from Belgium with some serious talent.

Friday Fan Art

November 18, 2011

Happy lucky Friday my fantastic friends!  For this week’s post, we’ve got a special Friday Fan Art delight from a very talented fan, Ray.  Ray has sent us an image all the way from Peru! He has been inspired by some of the artwork found in Arthur Spiderwick’s Guide to the Fantastical World Around You …

Friday Fan Art (from France)

October 28, 2011

I often forget that my books are translated and available in many other languages and in many other countries around the world. I think this is mostly due to the fact that I am so deep in DiTerlizziland exploring my created worlds like planet Orbona, Roundbrook, or the Spiderwick Estate. But I do get reminders …

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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.