Steve Breen, the Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist for The San Diego Union-Tribune, has released an iPhone app for little kids. The app is called Hungry Monster and is played by feeding a yellow monster various types of food which evoke a different reaction from the monster.
From the iTunes description:
Feed Sydney a banana and he shrieks like a monkey. Pop a chili pepper in his mouth and he breathes fire. Give him a popsicle and he turns blue. Watch a real sugar buzz after he eats candy. Poke his belly and make him burp. Throw gross items into the hole and you’re rewarded with a “disco cupcake”.
Steve says he was approached by an app development company a year ago to do an editorial cartooning app, but the additional work on Steve’s part (they wouldn’t use his syndicated stuff) and so he declined but left the door open to other app ideas. After his children discovered an app called Talking Carl that is geared for the 2-7 year olds. He thought up the game of Hungry Monster and ran with it. Steve did all the writing, art and voice work.
The app is $.99