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Friday Fan Art- Triple Hogsqueal!

April 18, 2008

We got a lot of great art this week, but what stood out most were these three drawings of my favorite hob by Caleb, Christopher, and David. We thought it would be fun to see them up together, it’s always interesting to see different peoples take on the same character. Thanks to everyone who sent …

Friday Fan Art!

April 4, 2008

It’s one thing to draw things we know, and quite another to draw things no one has ever seen before. This is especially true in the world of fantastical art: some artists stick to the standard fare of dragons and willow-limbed elves, and others venture far afield, creating entirely new creatures for unusual worlds. I’ve …

Friday Fan Art!

March 6, 2008

Wow! Obviously with the onslaught of Spiderwick-edness that has been barraging everybody over the past month, I have received buckets of fan-mail with all sorts of well-wishes and amazing stories of how my work has affected others. I am so touched – what a validation. I’ve been so busy cranking out the final edits on …

Friday fan art

February 29, 2008

We got some more excellent Spiderwick an art this week, check it out! Thanks to Annie, Anna, Andrew and Marisa!

Friday Fan Art!

January 24, 2008

Some serious Spiderwicky goodness arrived in my mailbox this week. Check out these gems: These are just AWESOME guys (and gals)! Keep’em comin…

Friday Fan Art!

January 4, 2008

7 year-old Jake is a big Spiderwick fan and sent us this killer drawing of a goblin running through the woods! What’s awesome in this piece is his sense of background AND perspective. I’ve seen college student work that don’t tackle this sort of thing – only focusing on the character design and missing the …

Friday Fan Art!

December 20, 2007

I have been putting off my commentary on the wonderful, strange feelings that go through my mind on the realization that Spiderwick will be a feature film released across the world in a couple of months. I can tell you that recently I attended a screening for all the folks at Simon & Schuster who …

Friday Fan Art!

December 7, 2007

Today we received a warm and wonderful gift for Sophia from fellow children’s book creator, Timothy Basil Ering It was a warm fleece blanket and winter boots to keep her toasty through the winter. Taped to the side of the box (yes taped) was this awesome drawing of a “Hornly Scratcher”. Thanks so much Tim! …

Friday Fan Art!

November 24, 2007

This is a special edition of “Friday Fan Art”. Its an homage to that raspberry-colored pal-o-mine! Despite all the love I have for Spiderwick, and its incredible successes, I must confess that my second picture book, Ted, is still a favorite. Sure, it’s a little long for a picture book (especially nowadays) but I was …

Friday Fan Art!

November 17, 2007

Yeah, yeah its Saturday and I am posting the fan art – it has been a hectic couple of weeks here in DiTerlizziland. Speaking of DiTerlizzis, I have received some art from Celia, a distant cousin of mine who also can push a pencil and paint around: …and here is an oldie-but-goodie from my brother …

Friday Fan Art!

November 9, 2007

Sometimes at book-signings, my fans will bring me little tokens of appreciation. Nothing warms my heart more than someone handing me a drawing that they did just for me. Take this one, for instance, that Samuel gave me last weekend at my event at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. …I love the …

Friday Fan Art!

November 2, 2007

This week’s winner came from Silas. And I can’t tell you how touched I was by this one. You see, Silas has copied a drawing from a book I created when I was 12 called Gondwanaland. It was about an island inhabited by bizarre creatures that I made up, along with dragons and goblins. The …

Friday Fan Art!

October 26, 2007

Our family doctor is a swell guy. And not just ’cause he can make you feel better. He’s funny, loves Tolkien, and is very friendly, warm and caring – something you don’t always find in the medical field. Of course, I had to give him a set of Spiderwick books (along with my covered version …

Friday Fan Art!

October 19, 2007

I don’t usually get a response back when I answer someone’s letter. But Harrison sent me 2 cool drawings today as a “thanks” for writing to him. He sent a cool drawing of a knight and his castle, but this drawing of me was pretty sweet! He even got the hairline right:) Thanks Harrison! Keep’em …

Friday Fan Art!

October 12, 2007

My assistant, Will, comes in twice a week to help me answer my fan mail and scan sketches, archive art, etc. He and I have a little favorite custom that we do in the studio every Friday. We take our favorite fan sketch sent in that week, and post it on my bulletin board 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.