Here’s A Look Inside The New “Captain Underpants” Spin-Off Story

Meet Dog Man!

1. Captain Underpants has been one of young readers’ favorite book characters for two decades.

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2. And now a minor character who has appeared in the Captain Underpants series, Dog Man, is going to be the face of his own book series of the same name.

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3. Here’s an exclusive first look at Dog Man, which features good ole’ George and Harold who are always up to some kind of shenanigans.

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9. Dav Pilkey, the author of the new series, told BuzzFeed that he hopes readers will feel encouraged to “use their imaginations and create their own stories.”

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10. Here’s his full statement:

“As a kid, I loved to draw and make up stories. When I was in second grade, I wrote my first comic books about the adventures of Captain Underpants and created other characters that made me laugh, like Dog Man. When I began working on my new graphic novel series, DOG MAN, I decided to give the illustrations a playful look so that the story feels it was created by children for children. I hope DOG MAN will encourage kids to use their imaginations and create their own stories without worrying about perfection. It’s important to let kids choose what they want to read — books that excite them and make them laugh. If I can get just one kid to associate reading with fun, I feel like I’ve done my job.”

11. Dog Man goes on sale Aug. 30.

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