Category: Spiderwick Stuff
December 18, 2017
If you’ve been following me on social media for the past year, you know that in November I celebrated the opening of a retrospective exhibition at The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. To say that the experience was surreal would be an understatement. Having grown up copying Rockwell’s iconic images, it is an amazing …
Continue reading “Never Abandon Imagination: The Fantastical Art of Tony DiTerlizzi”
September 20, 2013
The final stages of creating the artwork for The Battle for WondLa dust-jacket required me to set down my pencils, pens and paper and grab a mouse, Wacom stylus and keyboard.
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 …
Continue reading “Friday Fan Art for You Beetleheads”
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 …
Continue reading “A Fantastic Field Guide 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.
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.
April 30, 2013
Just as we launched The Spiderwick Chronicles a decade ago, Holly Black and I are returning to a locally-owned independent bookshop to celebrate the Grace kid’s birthday.
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.
February 1, 2013
June Gallagher is a New York artist who has had an affinity for the fantastic ever since she was a child.
January 26, 2013
Entertainment Weekly has the exclusive reveal of the redesigned jackets for the first five books in The Spiderwick Chronicles.
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.
October 24, 2012
The 4 original watercolor studies dubbed “A Collection of Sprites” (that I posted about earlier this week) is now available for purchase at the R. Michelson Gallery in Northampton, Massachusetts.
October 22, 2012
As I mentioned in an earlier post, I’ve been busy these last couple of of months rendering new artwork to adorn the dustjackets of the 10-year anniversary of The Spiderwick Chronicles. Early next year, Simon & Schuster will unveil the new jackets, along with news about the re-release of the original five chapter books.
September 27, 2012
Though I am dying to dive back into the writing of WondLa III, I have diverted my attention to a certain trio of siblings and their encounters with the fey-folk.
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.
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.
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. …
Continue reading “A Masterful Friday Fan Art”
February 5, 2012
Since it will be available paperback come April, Simon and Schuster has created a new discussion guide for The Search for WondLa combined with Kenny and the Dragon (which was just released in paperback).
December 12, 2011
I am happy to tell you that all sketches for the interior art for Hero for WondLa are complete and I am now inking them like a madman. The art production will take me into the end of January after which the book will be ready to send off to the printer…and just in time …
Continue reading “What to Draw?”
November 25, 2011
Dimitri Lebon is a up-and-coming sculptor from Belgium with some serious talent.
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 …
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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 …
Continue reading “Friday Fan Art (from France)”
October 7, 2011
For all my UK fans, the latest issue of Pokémon World magazine has a free Spiderwick book in it!
October 7, 2011
For this week’s Friday Fan Art addition, where we have some lovely drawings by the very talented Elly from Canada. Besides being a gifted artist, Elly has ambitions to be an aspiring young author and has been plugging away writing books. Oh, and did I mention that this creative machine is just 8 years old? …
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September 28, 2011
This year marked my third tour through the United Kingdom. I had originally toured through the UK back in 2004 with Holly Black to launch The Spiderwick Chronicles, and then again in 2008 in support of the release of the film. So this tour was a bit different. Sure, Spiderwick and Search for WondLa were …
Continue reading “You Were Great, Britain!”
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