Archive for Our Studio

It’s Almost That Time…

As the weekend approaches I am working on finishing up the final touches for our booth at the Tucson Festival of Books. Yesterday I received two new print copies of our books in the mail to be proofed and approved for sale online – “Violet’s the Night Before Christmas” and “All I Want Is to […]

Read more

Violet Goes to the Festival!

My Black Dog Books will be attending our first book festival, the Tucson Festival of Books, on March 15-16, 2014 on the University of Arizona main lawn. There will be hundreds of authors, illustrators and vendors and an estimated 120,000 visitors! Jeff and I are incredibly excited about showing off our newly printed Violet paperbacks. […]

Read more

Hello again!

Hi everyone! I know its been awhile since you’ve seen any new stories from My Black Dog Books, but rest assured they are on the way! Jeff is busy programing two new Violet stories and I am working on our upcoming Christmas book as well as a completely new series. I hope you all like […]

Read more

Want more Violet? You got it!

All you Violet fans out there will be excited to know that there are quite a few new Violet Apps in the works. I am now in the first drawing stages of our first 4th of July story, set for release June, 2012. Soon after that I will begin work on Violet’s first Thanksgiving book […]

Read more

iPad 3 compatibility updates on the way!

The release of the iPad 3 means not only a new screen resolution, but new naming conventions for the programming code. We have learned that universal apps containing iPod/iPhone retina images must update their code to be compatible with the latest iPad programming format. Those apps not updated will not function on the new device. […]

Read more

Creating an Interactive Children’s Book from Start to Finish

If you’re interested in how we create our children’s books on the iPad and iPhone this is going to be a fun post to read. I’m going to write about in detail the process we go through in building high quality interactive books. Now this is not a definitive resource on how all digital publishers […]

Read more

The Children’s Book Illustration Process

At My Black Dog Books we work diligently everyday to produce the best in interactive children’s books. Allison Keeme our lead graphic artist and author/illustrator of the Violet series took some awesome images that illustrate her progression through one page of an upcoming Violet adventures, Violet’s Bunny Trouble. The first step in the process is […]

Read more