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SpouseSayuri Pilkey

Dav Pilkey is an American author and illustrator of children’s literature. He is best known for the Captain Underpants and Dog Man series.

Pilkey was born on March 4, 1966, in Cleveland, Ohio. His parents are Barbara and David Pilkey Sr. He has two sisters, Kelly and Susan. Pilkey’s early education took place at Whitehall Elementary School in Whitehall, Ohio. He later attended Northland High School, where he was diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD.

Pilkey’s career began when he wrote and illustrated a comic book called World War 3 Illustrated. He later wrote and illustrated the Captain Underpants series. The series has sold more than 80 million copies worldwide. Pilkey has also written and illustrated the Dog Man series, which has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide.

Pilkey’s net worth is estimated to be $30 million. He earns a significant amount of his income from book royalties. Pilkey has been married to Sayuri Ueoka since 2006. They have one child together, a son named George.

Pilkey is 6 feet tall and has brown hair and blue eyes.

General Info

Full NameDav Pilkey
ProfessionActor, Author, Illustrator
EducationKent State University


SpouseSayuri Pilkey
ParentsDavid Pilkey, Sr., Barbara Pilkey


AwardsCaldecott Medal
NominationsKids’ Choice Award for Favorite Book
MoviesCaptain Underpants

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1My freshman English professor at Kent State University in 1984 told me I was a good writer, and she loved all the silly pictures I drew in my notebook. She said I should try writing children's books, and so I did.
2Being an author is fun. It's a great job, because I can stay up as late as I want, and if I feel like taking the day off, I do it. Plus, I get to make up silly stories and draw pictures all day.
3It used to take me forever to read and comprehend stuff, so I decided not to make the 'Captain Underpants' books too challenging. Don't get me wrong - the humor and ideas are often sophisticated - but the books aren't hard to read. I wanted kids who hate reading to find these books irresistible.
4These 'mistakes' occur in my books for a reason. I have an agenda: I'm secretly trying to inspire kids to create their own stories and comics, and I don't want them to feel stifled by 'perfectionism.'
5Once I have the story in my head, I write it down. The illustrations usually come last.
6I created 'Captain Underpants' when I was in the second grade. I was constantly getting in trouble for being the class clown, so my teacher sent me out into the hallway to punish me. It was there in the hall that I began drawing 'Captain Underpants'. Soon I was making my own comic books about him.
7A book without potty humor is like a banana split without hot fudge. It can still be good, I suppose, but you kinda get the feeling that something is missing.
8Most kids are smarter than most grown-ups. Kids see the world in black and white... They look through all the garbage and see a world run by fools and dullards and lazy people. And there's nothing they can do about it because they have no power.
9Grown-ups do a lot of complaining!
10I think my funny books are my favorites because I like to laugh so much.
11My books are just pure escapism for kids.
12I think every character I've ever come up with has been based on someone or something I've known.
13I had a lot of reading problems growing up.



Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie2017book completed
Dragon2004TV Series based on the series written by - 3 episodes
The Dumb Bunnies1998-1999TV Series creator - 2 episodes


Billie Bob Joe2015Dav Pilkey

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