Good Boy, Blue!

The highly-anticipated children’s book inspired by Butler’s legendary mascot and America’s dog, “Good Boy, Blue! ” has finally arrived and is available at the Butler University Bookstore, Spirit Shop, and online store.

Penned by Michael “Pops” Kaltenmark, illustrated by Jingo de la Rosa, and published by Mascot Books, Good Boy, Blue! is an adorable book about Butler Blue, the University’s live bulldog mascot, and his quest to become a good boy during his first day on the job.

You can purchase the book at the Butler Bookstore or Online.

Be on the lookout for more Butler Blue stories, future installments will be available soon!

Book Readings

One of Blue’s favorite things to do is to share this book with children through book readings. These school visits have become quite the popular school fundraiser silent auction pieces. If you are interested in having Blue visit your classroom or for a book reading to be donated to your auction please fill out our appearance request form. Details on appearance protocol can be found on our Appearance Requests page.

Illustrated by Jingo de la Rosa, Good Boy, Blue! features some familiar faces from around the Butler campus that Bulldog fans are sure to recognize.

Pops character
Pops The President The Coach The Librarian
Blue Feckles

Michael Kaltenmark

Indianapolis, Indiana
Fun Fact: Wore Butler Bulldog mascot suit (Hink) as an undergraduate.
Twitter: Mskaltenmark
Facebook: Michael Kaltenmark 
Instagram: Mskaltenmark

Illustrated as “Pops” in the book, “Good Boy, Blue!” Michael Kaltenmark played the role of “Pops” to the Butler University live mascot program in real life as well. His experiences as caretaker of Butler Blue II inspired the book and it is likely that his care for Butler Blue III (Trip) will yield more prose in the future. In 2021 Kaltenmark accepted a role as the Director of Marketing at the Indianapolis Motor speedway. He and his family, including the now Mascot Emeritus, Butler Blue III (Trip), reside in Westfield.

Jingo de la Rosa

It’s like bingo, but with a ‘j’

I’m a commercial illustrator, art educator, and reluctant cat lover. I was born and raised in the beautiful islands of the Philippines and now call the lovely city of Indianapolis, IN my home. Like many of my peers, I’ve been drawing since I was knee-high and haven’t stopped since.

When I’m not making art, you’ll normally find me running along Indy’s Cultural Trail, sketching and enjoying a beverage at a local coffee shop (my current favorites: Tinker Coffee at The AmpLeviathan Bakehouse, and Provider), or cheering on my beloved Pacers and Colts!

You can also visit my studio at The Harrison Center during our open studio nights, on select First Fridays of the month.