Selected Articles and Interviews

Enjoy further insight into Tony and his process with recent interviews as well as some featured interviews from throughout his career.

USA Today
October 2nd, 2014
Yahoo! Movies
October 10, 2014
The Telegraph
September 28, 2011
Communication Arts
Annual 2011
Time For Kids
October 1, 2010
The Miami Herald
September 9, 2006
USA Today
November 9, 2004

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.