Dav Pilkey has had quite a year. The Adventures of Captain Underpants, the book that first made him a star among kids and parents, was made into a major motion picture. He also released Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties, the third book in his Dog Man series, and the fourth book is coming out within the next two weeks.
I was able to catch up with Pilkey here in Seattle shortly after Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties was released; and while we talked, he illustrated. To me, watching an illustrator at work is one of the most ethereal experiences imaginable: it's pure magic unfolding from pen to paper before my eyes. I love it. Below is the video of my time with Pilkey, who, pen in hand, chatted about his love of Charles Dickens, the making of the Captain Underpants movie, Dog Man and Cat Kid (releasing December 26th), and more.
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