May 3, 2018 – Press Release

Salem, Ore. – Artist made two books entirely on an iPad Pro!

Tia Petty is an artist and author who resides in Oregon. Her latest books are called Snootle, and Snootle In: How To Treat Your Puppy.

Snootle is about a melodramatic puppy who teams up with an over-opinionated garden snake in order to keep their human out of trouble.

Snootle, the self-titled book, has been written in a comic strip format, and can be read in several ways. You can read it from cover to cover, thumb through it and choose the comics that catch your eye for a quick laugh, or you can open up a page and read the story. Each story was written as a two-page spread from beginning to end. The first image of the story gives the reader an idea about the rest of the story. It is a fun, colorful and dynamic book. This big book of Snootle has nearly 100 pages and is suitable for all ages.

The latest book, Snootle In: How To Treat Your Puppy, is a 25-page children’s book about Snootle meeting Patrick for the first time. They have to learn how to live with each other and survive puppyhood. It gives basic, but effective tips in dog obedience training. The book is written in a simple way so young readers can understand. It has many laughs to keep mom and dad entertained while reading to their children.

Both books were created entirely on an iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil. “The process was both fun and challenging to create books exclusively on an iPad,” said Petty. “It took about a month of experimenting with different apps to find the ones that would actually do the job.” Petty used Procreate for the drawing, Medibang Paint for the panels, and ComicDraw for the page layout and book processing.

The concept of Snootle came about from the reality of living through the joys of puppyhood. Instead of getting angry at the puppy chaos, Petty channeled her frustrations into a funny comic strip. The Snootle character was designed after the artist’s yellow, pointy-eared dogs. The name Snootle derived a mashup of her dog names of Doodles and Snoot.

Snootle the comic strip debuted at in 2004. Snootle the paperback book published in Nov. 28, 2017 and is available in paperback at $19.99. Snootle In: How To Treat Your Puppy the Kindle version published on April 27, 2018 and is available for free under Kindle Unlimited, or $2.99 to own. The paperback version published on May 2, 2018 and is available for $9.99. All books are made and printed in the USA and are available on

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