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A new interactive storybook
for iPad and iPhone.

Featuring narration by Matt Berninger and music by Aaron Dessner and Bryce Dessner, from the acclaimed band,
The National.

For iPad and iPhone

The Story

Based on a traditional Chinese folktale, Dragon Brush is the story of Bing-Wen, a young boy who loves to paint. When given a magical brush that makes drawings come to life, Bing-Wen must use his art and his wits to outsmart the greedy Emperor.

  • Help Bing-Wen’s drawings come magically to life
  • Create your own drawings with Dragon Paint
  • Discover interactive elements on every page

Brought to life with enchanting Retina-quality illustrations
by John Solimine of Spike Press.

The Creators

John Solimine

John Solimine

John Solimine is an independent designer and illustrator living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Since 2002 his studio, Spike Press, has proudly worked with American Express, Nike, The Washington Post, and Conan O’Brien. His work has been featured in Communication Arts and Print Magazine.

John Solimine

Andy Hullinger

Andy Hullinger lives in Evanston, Illinois with his wife, daughter, and son in a house full of good books and happy animals. He is the Department Chair of Web Design and Development at Harrington College of Design as well as a card-carrying member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, Order of Merlin.

John Solimine

Small Planet

Small Planet is a Brooklyn, NY-based company specializing in mobile application design and development. We’ve created over 40 apps now on the App Store, for great clients like Disney, General Motors, Time Inc., Hearst, and Paramount. We have 18 category #1s and 2 Apps of the Week, not to mention an overall App Store #1.

Matt Berninger


Aaron Dessner


Bryce Dessner


Carin Besser

Story Editor

Ben Goldberg

Sound Engineer & Additional Score

Jennifer Lobue

Additional App Design
& Site Design

Ben Olson


Tom Berninger

Video Editor

Emmett Mahoney
& Luke Mahoney

Additional Illustrations


Coloring Book

Coloring Book

Print your favorite Dragon Brush characters and color them in.


T-shirts & Posters

Show your support for Dragon Brush with a shirt or poster.

Coming soon!



Dress up your iPhone or iPad with scenes from Dragon Brush.


Small Planet


John Solimine / Spike Press

Andy Hullinger

Dragon Brush ©2012 John Solimine & Andy Hullinger. Published by Small Planet Digital, LLC