George Rodrigue (b. 1944) , is an artist who grew up in New Iberia, Louisiana. Rodrigue began painting outdoor family gatherings framed by moss-clad oak trees in an area of French Louisiana known as Acadiana. Rodrigue attended the Brothers of the Christian Schools all-male high school called St.Peter's College, (now Catholic High School) which was located near St.Peter's Church, and on the banks of the Bayou Teche as it runs through New Iberia. He studied art formally at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (then named the University of Southwestern Louisiana) and the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. He later trained in New York, and became well-known for his abstract expressionism of Cajun subjects, inspired by his roots. Rodrigue’s early notable works include The Aioli Dinner and Three Oaks. He also designed three posters for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, which feature portraits of Louis Armstrong, Pete Fountain and Al Hirt. More recently and worldwide he is known for his creation of the Blue Dog series of paintings, featuring a blue-hued dog, attributed to his deceased dog named Tiffany and influenced by the Loup Garou legend—the first painting in the series bears the title Loup Garou
"You Can Count On Blue Dog" was created by the talented students of the Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE). Since its establishment in 1996, the Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) has earned much recognition as Australia’s leading educator for the Computer Game Development and 3D Digital industries. AIE has grown significantly over the years and now has campuses in Sydney, Melbourne, and Canberra.
AIE continues to contribute to the development of the Games and interactive industries in Australia. It is an active founding member of the Australian Game Developers’ Association and is involved in consulting both government and other education institutions on policy and content. In 1999, AIE initiated the Australian Games Developers Conference and, in 2005, organised Australia’s first academic and secondary schools summits on games education.