Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Dogtown Artworks: They Did It Again!

Diane and I headed out to Alto Vineyards last Friday night, for a glass of wine, and more importantly, to say Hey! to our friends Cindy and Kirby Pringle. I blogged about them before, when they published their first book, Happy Tails: Earl and Pearl on the Farm. Cindy and Kirby have just published their second book featuring Earl and Pearl, titled The Call of Nature.

According to the website,
In “Happy Tails: The Call of Nature,” Pearl Barker buys her first computer and cell phone. Soon, she’s an addicted tech-hound. The Barker farm is falling apart and her husband, Earl, decides it’s time for action. He takes Pearl on a vacation to visit his twin sister, Earlene, in order to get Pearl disconnected from technology and reconnected to nature.
Sounds like Cindy and Kirby might have followed me and Clint around for the last year or so to get the storyline for this one. Here are the happy authors at the signing:

That's Cindy on the left, Kirby on the right, in case you're wondering.

As luck would have it, one of the models for the book showed up at the same time we were there. Charlene Anchor, pictured below, portrayed Earl's twin sister, Earlene. Pretty big gig, a starring role!

Here she is as Earlene. Look how convincing she is; she's clearly a natural. Her cat, Andy, on the left, is also looking very dapper, on this page.

As always, click to enlarge.

Share the love, people, these books are adorable. Cindy and Kirby will be at Pages for All Ages on Saturday morning, from 10:30 to noon. Stop by, say hello, take a gander, and start some early Christmas shopping. You'll get your book signed by Cindy, Kirby, Earl, and Pearl.

You can also order the books, or any of their photos for framing, online: www.dogtownartworks.com

Seriously, each precious page is a work of art that is going to put a smile on your face. You're gonna love it!


  1. These are histerical. I especially like the fact that a Dog loves cats and has cat stuff all over her wall. Too much.

  2. I'm with Greg C. The cat-love is the absolute best touch. I gotta find bloggers who do interesting things where I am so that I can start attending all the things that get posted! Once again...I Want To Be There!

  3. I love Happy Tails! I put that book out every time I have kids over at the house, they love reading it.

  4. Thanks for the introduction to these folks!!!!


  5. Looks like a fun book to check out.

  6. Anonymous2:13 PM

    Cindy's grandmother was my next door neighbor and Cindy lived with her for a few years. Cindy is so talented (Kirby, too). Their books are quite delightful and fun!

  7. I love books where the characters are dogs, like many of Jan Brett's books, including Comet's Nine Lives and Hedgie Blasts Off. The dogs are the people and can have cats as pets, which is just nutty but fun for me too. And of course Wegman. But then, I don't know Jan Brett or Wegman like you know the Pringles. Too cool.

  8. Anonymous11:32 AM

    Great models! Check out pix of Brian and Lori at:

    san fool


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