Monday, April 30, 2012

"SMALL DOGS" Children's Book

So if you've been noticing my posts for the last couple of months, I've mentioned that I've been busy working on a children's book project. Well, I'm happy to finally reveal it.

It's called "SMALL DOGS" and follows the story of a bright-eyed Chihuahua named Seth, a chubby comic book crazed Pug named Chester, and a shy but nerdy Dachshund named Winston. Together they try to show a group of big dogs led by a beautiful but vicious Boxer named Bella that you shouldn't judge someone based on their size but by the quality of their character. You can read more about it at the official website here.

It's nothing formal - this is just a dummy copy that I got printed in order to shop it around for representation and publication. The fun parts over - the artwork. I've already started the boring part - all the business and market research - and have still so much to learn. I'm thankful for all of the advice and time various professionals and former teachers have given me regarding the world of publishing. There's so much to learn, but that's part of the fun right? At least that's what I tell myself.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. haha...this is awesome! Fantastic design on both dogs!

  2. Look at you, gettin' things done. Very impressive!

  3. thanks for such a good blog about composition and art techniques , bravo hope work with you next. Bye sincerly
    Best regards ,Emmanuel

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  4. Looks awesome Mauricio! I have always tried to get dogs to respect my size.

  5. Really really wonderful, Mauricio! I am wishing you well with this book..I went to the site and goodness, I love your characters. Chester may be my Where might this be available for purchase?

  6. that;s fantastic! i wish I could get one! is there any way to get it in Europe ?:)


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