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 ™ was created by Tia Petty, and debuted in 2004 via Snootle.com.
Snootle is a cute little puppy. Much to the dismay of Patrick, Snootle needs to be groomed often as she has a shedding problem. Snootle hates baths and will do anything to get out of taking one. Spending her free time daydreaming of freedom to roam beyond the backyard and eat whatever she wants, she is only allowed to eat dog food, but escapes often.
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.
Bud is the budding parakeet teenager of Prim and Rose who often listens to loud music and disturbs Snootle. He often gets Snootle, Patrick and Repty in trouble with his wild ideas and adventures.
Kiwi is a Pomeranian and the spoiled rotten princess of the group. She is cute, witty, and gets away with everything.
Millet is a house mouse with cowboy instincts. He thinks quick on his feet and can figure a way out of any bad situation.
Honeydew is a fruit bat who loves flowers and beauty. She tries to get the tomboy Snootle to enjoy more girly things such as wearing bows and picking flowers.
Prim is a parakeet. He is the husband of Rose and the father of Bud. He is militant in his strictness, and does not put up with any nonsense. He keeps Bud, Snootle and Repty in line when they get into mischief in the backyard.
Rose is the loving wife of Prim and the mother of Bud. She is often in the yard of Mrs. Florrie having tea and discussing old times. The family, Prim, Rose and Bud used to live in a cage at Mrs. Florrie’s house. However, having escaped, they now live in a tree house in Snootle’s yard. Snootle and Mrs. Florrie are neighbors.
Dr. Foster is the veterinarian of all the animals from dogs to snakes. He also boards the critters overnight for when the humans want to go on vacation without their pets.
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.
Hi! My name is Tia, the last three letters of my first name, Anawanitia.
A few years before the cartooning job, my husband (the best human in the world) and I adopted a cute pointy-eared dog. I noticed that dog and the two little dogs I had grown up with were all yellow, brown and white with pointy ears. So I started to doodle a cartoon dog with those features.
I got the name Snootle from combining my dogs names, Doodles and Snoot.
Thanks for reading!
Tia Petty, creator of Snootle