Tony DiTerlizzi made his name illustrating for Advanced Dungeons and Dragons, Planescape and Magic: the Gathering before switching over to create children’s books. His The Spiderwick Chronicles was a huge success selling millions of copies in 30 different languages and led to a motion picture in 2008. He’s also written and illustrated the WondLa trilogy, Ted, Jimmy Zangwow’s Out-of-this-World Moon Pie Adventure and The Spider and the Fly. He has over 12 million books in print.
REALMS will be filled with hundreds of illustrations reproduced from the original art, unpublished sketches, and photographs from DiTerlizzi’s archives. In addition, DiTerlizzi will be creating a number of new paintings exclusively for this edition. Along with commentary by the artist, Christopher Paolini (Eragon) provides the introduction while seminal figures in fantasy – such as Guillermo del Toro, Brom, Jane Yolen, Holly Black, Zeb Cook, Jeff Easley, and Donato Giancola, among others – provide personal appreciations.
Realms: The Roleplaying Game Art of Tony DiTerlizzi is scheduled to hit shelves June 3rd, 2015.