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We're in the March issue of Computer Arts!

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We are really pleased to be featured in the latest March issue of Computer Arts detailing the work that went into creating the children’s interactive storybook, Galdo’s Gift.

Here’s a snippet of the content with a link at the end to where the complete article and magazine can be found. As well as a fantastic five page article on us :-) and the latest on the world of digital creators, there is invaluable information for anyone considering starting their own creative business.

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From Computer Arts (March Issue 2019):

Genesis of Galdo

Eleanor Long and Trevor Young

Galdo’s Gift: The Boovie was the culmination of a style of illustration and animation we had been developing for a while. We had a story that originated from a short poem and it seemed the perfect vehicle to demonstrate and consolidate the skill sets of our new studio. As the story evolved we tested it with children aged five through to 11. This gave us invaluable feedback on the age of our readers, how they understood the story, what they found funny, their favourite bits and so on.

With regards to the story, it’s the tale of a frog, King Galdo, who sends four robust little heroes out to the far corners of Galdovia to bring back a very special gift for the reader. Only, he’s not quite ready for what they return with.

We were intrigued by the idea of a book that comes alive and talks directly to the reader, and keen to play with the possibilities of the digital storybook format. We knew it would work well with our playful style of animation.

Creating the characters and sets

Eleanor Long

Our personal interests and strengths often form the basis of what each of us does. Trevor has drawn figures throughout his life, so he drew and developed the characters, monsters and creatures. My interest has always been in landscapes and the environment, so I worked on the landscapes, seascapes and interior shots…

The cover image below takes you to a site where you can purchase your own copy of Computer Arts in either digital or print form…

Another Galdo's Gift Gong!

Team spirit wins!

Team spirit wins!

We are honoured to announce that we’ve only gone and won another award. At what point do you buy a special cabinet?

This time we’ve won gold for Best Enhanced Picture in the digital categories of the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards 2018. The Moonbeam Awards recognise ‘exemplary children’s books and their creators, and to celebrate children’s books and life-long reading’.

We couldn’t be happier. Thank you Moonbeam.

The Moonbeam Gold Medal

The Moonbeam Gold Medal


Tapocketa's 'Galdo's Gift' Wins Best Book at The Digital Book World Awards

Of course we haven’t let it go to our heads.

Of course we haven’t let it go to our heads.

We are proud to announce that Tapocketa scooped four big awards at this year’s Digital Book World Awards. These awards recognise the ‘best of the best from across the wide world of publishing’ and Galdo’s Gift won Best Book (Overall), Best Book (Fiction), Best Book (Children’s) and Best Book (Interactive Fiction).

It matters greatly that indie publishers, such as ourselves are recognised alongside those who are more established in the industry.

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As well as our first digital publication winning four awards, Tapocketa itself was a finalist, nominated for Publisher of the Year and Children’s Publisher of the Year on a list that included Disney, HarperCollins and Penguin Random House.

Because of our haul, Tapocketa and Galdo’s Gift gets special mention in the press release. We look forward to attending this prestigious event next year.

Digital Book World Press Release

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