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School Library Journal: WONDLAFUL!

August 17, 2010

Connie Tyrrell Burns, of Mahoney Middle School in South Portland, Maine write a fabulous starred review of The Search for WondLa in the current issue of School Library Journal. Here is my fav part: …The abundant illustrations, drawn in a flat, two-tone style, are lush and enhance readers’ understanding of this unique universe. In addition, …

WondLa Sketchbooks Available

August 10, 2010

For my friends and fans who can’t wait for my U.S. fall book tour this September, Stuart Ng Books is offering a handful of signed The Search for WondLa sketchbooks for sale on his site. As I posted before, I produced this 2-color, 34 page sketchbook in conjunction with Simon & Schuster in a limited …

WondLa Maquette revealed at Comic Con

July 19, 2010

I am excited to reveal an extremely limited  exclusive giveaway, a sculpted maquette of Muthr – the robotic character from my upcoming illustrated novel, The Search for WondLa – that will be available at next week’s Comic Con in San Diego.  Take a look: The maquette and signed books will be available at an auction …

San Diego Comic Con Signing Info

July 13, 2010

I’ll be doing a special signing event at Comic Con International next week in San Diego. The signing will be next Thursday, (7/22) from 11:30 – 12:30 in the autographing area at table AA19. It will immediately follow the panel discussion and is limited to 100 attendees only. The 100 attendees will receive a FREE …

WondLa Art Proofs

July 4, 2010

Simon & Schuster has released a couple of finished illustrations from my upcoming illustrated novel, The Search for WondLa, so I thought I would post a few here.  You may even recognize the early versions of these images that were shown in the teaser which was posted last month. These are shots of some of …

NEW Limited Edition Sketchbook

June 21, 2010

It has been a number of years since I released a self-published, limited edition sketchbook. Actually it was back in 2003 when I was a guest of honor at the Gencon Game Fair. There, I did a retrospective sketchbook to coincide with the exhibition showing a decade of illustrations I’d done for role-playing and collectible-card …

S&S Press Release: Teri Hatcher to Narrate WONDLA

June 15, 2010

Simon & Schuster Audio, along with Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers announced today Teri Hatcher will narrate The Search for WondLa, by award-winning author and illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi. Hatcher is best known for her roles as Susan Mayer in “Desperate Housewives” and Lois Lane in “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.” …

Wondla Teaser

May 18, 2010

Simon and Schuster put up the code for sharing their The Search for WondLa teaser on blogs and stuff. Watch! Enjoy! Share!

WondLa Sneak-Peek!

April 14, 2010

Simon & Schuster has put together a little teaser using some of the early illustrations for my upcoming novel, The Search for WondLa. Check it out. The flat two-color art style was inspired by printing processes of the late eighteenth century. You may have seen it before in the printed works of Alfonse Mucha and …

Cover to WondLa revealed!

April 7, 2010

Geoff Boucher of the LA TIMES interviewed yours truly earlier this week about the excitement brewing over my upcoming illustrated novel, The Search for WondLa. You can read his interview online here.

WONDLA Mentioned in PW

March 5, 2010

S&S to Launch New DiTerlizzi Series Spiderwick Chronicles author launches new middle-grade project By John Sellers — Publishers Weekly, 3/4/2010 4:52:00 PM Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers has just announced a new middle-grade series by Tony DiTerlizzi. The Search for WondLa, about a 12-year-old girl—raised underground by a robot—and her search for other …

The Search Begins 2010

January 14, 2010

Phew! Much apologies, dear readers, for not being as active as I’d like to be on here. The last few months have been a blur of steady work. After the “Spiderwick Farewell Tour” in September, I began rewriting the 2nd draft of my novel – which is due to release this September(!) The writing continued …

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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.