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New Interview with Tony & Ang

July 21, 2011

A couple months back, at the International Reader’s Association (IRA) conference, Angela and I were interviewed about the creation of our Adventure of Meno series, The Search for WondLa and Ang’s solo as a picture book author, Say What?

Download some DiTerlizzi!

July 5, 2011

I hope everyone had a fabulous Fourth of July. I took a weekend off from WondLa 2 and enjoyed some food, fireworks and finding fireflies. Also, I uploaded all sorts of DiTerlizzi-themed downloads to the site. If you read about each title under the BOOKS section, you’ll now find lots of cool FREE stuff, like …

Friday Art of Fan!

March 11, 2011

Our Florida neighbors dropped off a lovely sketch of my favorite space elf, done by a friend of their daughter’s. I showed it to Meno and this was his response: “I love color picture of Meno! Thank you Earthling of name Diana. I also work on pretty picture. Please to enjoy Betty White! Was to …

Planet Meno update

April 15, 2010

Greetings Earthlings! With the release of the next two Adventure of Meno books, Uh-Oh, Sick and Yummy Trip, we’ve updated the Meno website with more goodies, including get well e-cards that you can send to a friend. How cool is that? If you aren’t familiar with the silly series that I created with my loverly …

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 …

…and now for something COMPLETELY DIFFERENT.

October 5, 2009

Today, October 6th, 2009, is a mile-marker my friends. I am hammering down a flag right now. Two flags, actually. You see, it is the end of one chapter and the beginning of the next in the as-of-yet-published-ever-ongoing art book of DiTerlizzi. Today, in fine bookstores everywhere, is The Spiderwick Chronicles: The Completely Fantastical Edition …

Countdown to Meno’s Landing!

September 21, 2009


San Diego Comic Con this weekend!

July 22, 2009

I hope everyone attending Comic Con International this weekend is as excited as Angela and I. It is such an overwhelming representation of art, books, films, games and other fun stuff, that my head is spinning for days afterwards! I’ve mentioned my schedule already, but here is a quick link to it again in case …

NEW Picture Book Series: MENO!

February 11, 2009

I’ve been terribly antsy to unveil my newest project, Adventure of Meno, which was created with my loverly wife, Angela! The look and design is a departure from my usual style, but was inspired by all the little things that made Ang and I smile (including our kid): Old Little Golden Books Hello Kitty KidRobot …

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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.