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Friday Fan Art – Tribute

July 10, 2009

In honor of Michael Jackson’s funeral this week, I thought I’d post some sketches done by yours truly. The first is vintage 1983 done in #2 pencil on notebook paper:


The second sketch was done earlier this year as a potential gag for an upcoming Meno book. We’ll see if it makes it…


Rest in peace King of Pop. May you walk the moon forever more.

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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.