Dav Pilkey - Quotes

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A 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.

A 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.

Most 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. ---->>>

These '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.' ---->>>

I 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. ---->>>

Once I have the story in my head, I write it down. The illustrations usually come last. ---->>>

Grown-ups do a lot of complaining! ---->>>

It 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. ---->>>

My 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. ---->>>

I had a lot of reading problems growing up. ---->>>

I think every character I've ever come up with has been based on someone or something I've known. ---->>>

I think my funny books are my favorites because I like to laugh so much. ---->>>

My books are just pure escapism for kids. ---->>>

Being 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. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 03-04, 1966
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Occupation: Author
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David Murray "Dav" Pilkey Jr. (born March 4, 1966) is an American author and illustrator of children's literature. Pilkey is best known as the author and illustrator of the children's book series Captain Underpants and Dumb Bunnies, the latter of which are written under the name Sue Denim.(wikipedia)