Brooklyn, New York – Innovative app developers Small Planet Digital have partnered with John Solimine, of Spike Press, and Andy Hullinger to create Dragon Brush, an irresistible, interactive storybook for iPhone and iPad, based on a Chinese folktale.
With narration by Matt Berninger and music by Aaron & Bryce Dessner – from the acclaimed band, The National – Dragon Brush follows the adventures of Bing-Wen, a young boy who loves to paint. When given a magical brush that makes drawings come to life, Bing-Wen must use his art and his wits to outsmart the greedy Emperor.
Follow the adventures of Bing-Wen as he tries to stay one step ahead of the Emperor and his henchmen, and use the Magic Brush for good (and for mischief).
* Help Bing-Wen’s drawings come magically to life
* Create their own drawings with Dragon Paint
* Find special inkpots in the story and add them to Dragon Paint
* Discover interactive elements and tap, swipe, or tilt on every page
Brought to life with gorgeous, Retina-quality artwork, Dragon Brush will engage children of all ages, inspire their inner artists, and tickle their funny bones.
“It is tremendously gratifying to partner with talented writers, artists, and musicians, many of them from Brooklyn, to create original experiences for these amazing devices that are changing the way we read and interact with stories,” said Gavin Fraser, CEO of Small Planet Digital. “We’re looking forward to many more partnerships like this and putting more great apps onto smartphones and tablets.”
“I’m really happy to be a part of Dragon Brush,” remarked Matt Berninger of The National. “It was a chance to work with some old friends, including John Solimine and the folks at Small Planet. This story has all my favorite things: waterfalls, magical dragons and the sound of my own voice.”
About John Solimine:
John Solimine is an independent designer and illustrator living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Since 2002 his studio, Spike Press, has proudly worked with American Express, Nike, The Washington Post, and Conan O’Brien. His work has been featured in Communication Arts and Print Magazine.
About Andy Hullinger:
Andy Hullinger lives in Evanston, Illinois with his wife, daughter, and son in a house full of good books and happy animals. He is the Department Chair of Web Design and Development at Harrington College of Design as well as a card-carrying member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, Order of Merlin.
About The National:
The National formed in 1999 and currently live in Brooklyn, NY. Their fifth album, ‘High Violet,’ is The National’s most critically acclaimed and fastest-selling album to date. Released in May 2010, it debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200, and prompted the New York Times to claim “The National is in a league of its own.”
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 420 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Dragon Brush 1.0 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category.
Small Planet Digital is a Brooklyn, NY-based company specializing in mobile application design and development. They have created over 40 apps currently on the app store for clients like Disney Publishing Worldwide, General Motors, Time Inc., Hearst, Paramount Studios as well as titles under their own label. Small Planet apps have reached #1 18 times in the News, Lifestyle, Games, Entertainment, and Books categories, as well as two Apps of the Week. Two of their apps were featured in Apple’s best apps of the year list, App Store Rewind 2011. Copyright (C) 2012 Small Planet Digital. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.