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Friday Fan Art

December 12, 2008

I don’t want to come across braggy when I say we’ve seen our share of cool DiTerlizzi-art-inspired tattoos…especially when we were attending Gencon on a regular basis. My sis, Jen, in fact has her share of tats that she’s collected over the years including a mermaid by her older bro. Recently, Jen handed me an …

Friday Fan Art

December 5, 2008

I hope everyone has been enjoying the first week of December. It’s been a while since I’ve posted any good ol’ paper drawings for FFA, so I thought I’d share this great Spiderwick Field Piskie by Ella: Thanks for sending this along Ella, and keep on drawin’ everyone! Gener Ic PhenterminePhentermine In FloridaPhentermine Free Shipping …

Friday Fan Art!

November 7, 2008

We just received this awesome pic from Maya, of her amazing Halloween costume as Mallory from the cover of the fourth Spiderwick book! Maya draws magical creatures all the time and also wants to be a professional artist when she gets older. Kudos to Maya and here mom, Leslie, for making one of the best …

Halloweeny Fan Art!

October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween Everyone! Considering the auspicious nature of the day, I thought it would be great to share this awesome handbag made by the very talented Margaret a few years back. I think it would make a great trick or treating bag- after all, spiderwebs and treat bags are both made to fill with sweet …

Friday Fan Art!

October 24, 2008

Here’s a great dragon from a young fan, Alex. I really like the scale diagram. There are lots of cool details in the description as well, for instance you can see the extra sharp claws on the front and back, so he can climb easily both ways – nice touch! Keep drawin! Zolpidem And Ambien …

Friday Fan Art!

September 27, 2008

Leigh has been a fan here on the blog for some time now, and it was great to get a chance to meet her and her sis, Ysabel, in person last month at the Decatur Book Festival. Leigh sent us these awesome first fan-art drawings of Kenny and Grahame from my new book, Kenny and …

Friday Fan Art- Manga Madness

September 19, 2008

This week we received quite a treat: this amazing Spiderwick manga by our old friend Annie! We try to feature young artists only once, (so that everyone gets a chance), but this was just so cool, such a labor of love, that we couldn’t keep it to ourselves! It would be great to post all …

Friday Fan Art!

September 12, 2008

I’ve been traveling for the past few weeks hence the lack of FFA, but now that I am back in the studio, there is much to share! Angela received this cool note from our new favorite felt-master, Andrea Graham: I enjoyed reading the Spiderwick Chronicles aloud to my three boys and looked forward to the …

Friday Fan Art – Hobgoblin Field Guide

August 15, 2008

Our friend Margaret is working on a nifty field guide to Hobgoblins, which not only describes the various subspecies, but also details their living habits and even emotions- here are just a few of our favorite images. I hope it inspires you as much as it did me! Keep on drawin’!

Friday Fan Art

August 8, 2008

This week we thought we’d share these three great Spiderwick inspired creatures, a “Rain Forest Sprite” by Cassidy, a “Sea Nymph” (with beta fish) by Mark, and a great yellow Goblin by Kendall! Keep on drawin’ everybody!

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 …

Friday Fan Art

July 25, 2008

Our friend Christopher sent us these great creatures called Skullers, they remind me of something from one of the classic monster movies like Dracula or The Creature from The Black Lagoon…or even a Sleestak. Either way, its very cool. Thanks for this Christopher! Keep on drawin’ everyone!

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!

July 18, 2008

Jesse Lopez did a take on my rabbit wizard which was part of the inspiration involved with Kenny and the Dragon. Nice mood in the cave piece Jesse!

Friday Fan Art!

July 11, 2008

We had the pleasure this week of receiving a few pages from a wonderfully imaginative collection of creatures by our friend Joseph. I think you’ll agree that many of his creations tread the line between fearsome and just plain adorable! Keep on drawin’ everyone!

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 …

Spiderwick DVD Drawin’ Contest!

June 17, 2008

Get your pencils, paints, markers and paper! I have (in hand) six copies of The Spiderwick Chronicles 2-disc special edition DVD ready to give to you, dear fans! All you have to do is send me a drawing of your favorite character, creature, scene, (or illustrator) from any of the Spiderwick books for an upcoming …

Friday Fan Art!

June 15, 2008

Yeah, its Sunday, but I have been SO BUSY with the Spiderwick’s Giant Problem art, that I haven’t had much free time. (And I’ll wrap up my trip down “Planescape memory lane” today or tomorrow too). Anyways, we got a photo of this really cool model of the Stray Sod from Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide …

Friday Fan Art!

June 6, 2008

Neil sent us this illuminated letter some time ago. What I like here is that if he is not satisfied with the sketch he redraws it. What a novel idea – he should be teaching in art school. His letter is great. This is how my story manuscripts look before my editor gets a hold …

Friday Fan Art!

May 16, 2008

I was delighted to receive 10-year old Nathan’s drawings this week from Arthur’s Field Guide. These sketches were especially neat, because they weren’t the usual characters from the series. …and also (as Nathan pointed out), they were not traced. Nice work Nathan! Keep at it, and here is my Pixie sketch for the Field Guide. …

Friday Fan Art!

May 7, 2008

Whoa! Ashley has taken Friday Fan Art to a new level: Both mermaids, taken from Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide, took over 10 hours to complete. As I told this tattooed trooper, that’s more than this artist could handle – even if it was my art! I am truly blown away by this Ashley, thanks for …

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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.