Dav Pilkey

When Dav Pilkey was a kid, he suffered from ADHD, dyslexia, and behavioral problems. Dav was so disruptive in class that his teachers made him sit out in the hall every day. Luckily, Dav loved to draw and make up stories, so he spent his time in the hallway creating his own original comic books. This is how he created a comic book about a superhero named Captain Underpants, which now has more than 80 million copies in print and has been translated into more than 25 languages. DreamWorks Animation released the feature film adaptation of Captain Underpants in 2017. Dav’s latest book series, Dog Man, was an instant New York Times bestseller, with each book debuting at number 1. Dav is also the creator of The Paperboy which won a Caldecott Honor, the California Young Reader Medal-winning Dog Breath, and the author of the bestselling Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot series. He lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife. Visit him online at www.planetpilkey.com.