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Happy New Year!

January 13, 2017

I know the site looks like a ghost town. I haven’t updated it in almost a year. Fear not, I am in the process of a new design for the site which I am planning on relaunching very soon. In the meantime, I do have some newsy bits I’d love to share:


2016 marked the 150th birthday of beloved children’s book author & illustrator, Beatrix Potter. To celebrate, a gaggle of illustrators have re-imagined their favorite woodland characters. I was honored to be among those contributing and rendered the amphibious angler, Jeremy Fisher, purchasing a new bobber for his next outing. A Celebration of Beatrix Potter is now available in bookstores everywhere.


Also available in bookstores is The Complete WondLa Trilogy, now in paperback. I love hearing that readers, young and old, are enjoying the adventures of the intrepid Eva Nine. For my fans in Brazil, the Portuguese edition of the third book A Batalha por WondLa finally hits shelves this month.

As for any updates on the WondLa film all I can say at this time is that we have a script and an amazing director who has been meeting with movie studios. The producers have created some tantalizing pre-production art showing how my linear illustrations would look when rendered in a live-action film with CGI effects. Hopefully we’ll have more news to share on this very soon.


For the book collectors reading this, you may be interested in the limited edition sketchbook I published for last fall’s Lucca Comics & Games convention. To my delight, the interest for this title was such that I expanded the initial print run and offered it to my favorite specialty bookshops Stuart Ng Books and Bud Plant’s Art Books, both of which ship internationally.


If you could not attend Lucca, or last year’s Gen Con gaming convention, Noble Knight Games offers most of my limited editions that I have created. And, yes, Noble Knight ships internationally as well.


Ever wondered what my work space looks like? The January issue of ImagineFX magazine has a feature on my studio and all the clutter I’ve hoarded in it over the years.


Speaking of magazines, there is a new title that we love in the DiTerlizzi household called Illustoria, aimed at creative kids and parents. And hey, the second issue has an interview with yours truly. I miss that ringer tee that I’m wearing in my old school photo, but at least now I can sport an official The Spider & The Fly tee from Out of Print:


Phew! I hope that is enough fun stuff to enjoy over the winter. If you are inclined to venture out, I will be doing a couple of events in New England including a presentation and signing with Diary of a Wimpy Kid author, Jeff Kinney.


Happy New Year! I promise I’ll be posting more soon.

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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.