Pre-Order “What is a Dog?”

[EDIT 6/13/17 – Preorders are closed, thanks everyone! Buy the book here]

BIG NEWS!  I will be printing 100 paperback copies of a picture book I wrote and illustrated a couple years back.  “What is a Dog?” is a project that I’m so proud of and I’m excited to have the opportunity to make this short run of books.  HUGE thank-yous to everybody who bought the .PDF version on Gumroad.  All the proceeds from that went right into this!

So while we’re waiting for these books to be produced, I thought I should at least get a headcount to get all these books out into the world.  Claim your copies by filling out this form — it’s a first-come, first-served kinda deal.  I’ll be signing each and every copy!

If you haven’t read the book, I don’t want to spoil the fun by telling you everything. First let me say that it’s not so much a story as it is an exploration. Cute dogs are only part of the equation, and it’s up to the reader to sift through the various tears in both reason and reality. What is a dog, and where do you draw the line?

I’m also gathering reviews to give you the general flavor without giving too much away:

“What is a Dog? Is a fun, kooky, informational, and short journey about something we all love: dogs! It features amazing illustrations and a diverse cast that shows appreciation for every sort and type of pooch. If you love doggos, this book is for you!”

– Joshua W.

“Young kids will love finding the dogs (and non-dogs), but older kids will definitely enjoy its edges.”

– Maureen M.

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Detective Opal (Unofficial Private Eye)

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Some of you may remember my dynamic duo from last year, Opal and her tiny cow (who has been simply renamed “Tiny Cow”).  Well this year I put together a pitch for a point-and-click style storybook game!

I’ll only show a few tidbits here for reasons I’m sure you understand, but if you’re interested in working with me on this, email me!  I’d love to collaborate with someone who knows how to put together apps, as I think this idea would really work on digital tablets.

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A filthy-yet-charming American city in the early 1900s, Grenadine is home to a colorful cast of characters.  All of them are possible perpetrators of various crimes ranging from minor to major.  Alternate endings reveal a different culprit each time!

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What excites me about this project most is there isn’t a single character that I feel lukewarm about.  All of them are dynamic and exciting in their own way and I’ve been having so much fun writing stories for them.  Ultimately, I do want to make this a digital, interactive game, but in the meantime I will definitely develop a little book or two.