At long last the Cave Bear and Duck read-to-me comic book is due in Apple’s App store for the iPad shortly – for FREE! What exactly is it? It’s an all ages appropriate funny animal comic book presented with finger friendly iPad page swiping as you’d expect, with pop-up thumbnail navigation and a soundtrack that can be turned on or off with the voice acting talents of Tom Kenny!
It’s a great little e-reader that Good Dog built from scratch so we can keep adding more good stuff to it.
Thanks to the wonderful work of the engineers at Good Dog Publishing, an amazing composer, Joe Toscano who wrote the catchy theme, Mr. Wallin our copy editor and corrector of spelling and tons o’ thanks to Tom Kenny for bringing both characters to life. Tom is better known as the voice of that sponge guy – Spongebob Squarepants. He’s also a versatile actor (I recently spotted him in the very much not kid intended but amazingly dark and funny Robin Williams film World’s Greatest Dad) and musician who brought a ton of energy to the project from the very first moment, literally. And that was without touching any of the donuts and sugary treats that were sitting in the recording studio.
I also have to thank Vicki Arkoff who helped put the pieces together on this project. Good Dog is wagging its tail just for you! And Ken Min for providing security.
Good Dog Publishing is already working on several interactive projects that explore new ways to navigate a story so we can turn the idea of a ‘page turn’ on its butt and take advantage of the unique technology and the close reader relationship the iPad offers. We want to stay focused on great narrative experiences that can be expanded with the technology. Not generating work geared at the technology.
In addition to pushing boundaries with narrative structures, we also plan to expand on the fun that comes from adding new dimensions of sound, music, animation and voice acting to ‘reading’ a comic book.
And the Good Dog in the Good Dog logo below? That is my dog Angel. A good dog indeed.