Friday, April 26, 2013

The Levon "Lemon" Horvath Interview

So my youngest sone, Levon, although he prefers to go by the name "Lemon" has been very helpful to me during the process of writing and illustrating Dig, Dogs, Dig. So helpful, that he's pretty sure he did most of the work himself. 

We decided to interview him and see what he had to say. He does eventually give me a little credit. And truth be told, he was a very big part of Dig, Dogs, Dig!

I dedicated the book to both my boys, Levon and Ezzy. And you can see them on the inside credits page.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Dig, Dogs, Dig Official Book Trailer

My good friend, Mike Dietz, from Pencil Test Studios just finished my official book trailer! Check out Mike and his amazing work at Pencil Test Studios.

I'm very excited. I hope you all like it and share it!

Friday, April 19, 2013

NEW Activity Pages Added!

I haven't posted anything for a little while. But I just completed some new activity pages you can download. Just click on the images above to download a printable PDF file. 

Have fun!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Publishers Weekly Review

Another great review for Dig, Dogs, Dig.

Dig, Dogs, Dig: 
A Construction Tail

Fans of Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site will eagerly dig into illustrator/designer Horvath’s vehicle-centric debut, first in a planned series. Early one morning, the dozen or so canine workers hit the ground running, driving a fleet of big machines to an urban construction site. Horvath’s punchy verse both describes the vehicles (“The loader picks up/ a rocky big bite/ and moves out the rubble/ with all its might”) and spurs on the laborers (“There’s trouble in the pit,/ We’ve hit something big./ Get down in the hole and dig, dogs, dig!”). The high points of the story are the unexpected excavation of a giant T. rex bone and the revelation of the finished project: an inviting park whose centerpiece is a display of the prehistoric fossil. Buzzing with activity, Horvath’s crisp, cartoon-styled digital art includes numerous details to pore over (including the delivery of a truckload of ducks for the park’s pond and a cat that darts mischievously around the worksite), giving the book a light comedic punch. 

Ages 4–8. Agent: Brenda Bowen, Sanford J. Greenburger Associates. (May)
Reviewed on: 04/08/2013