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EXCLUSIVE: Peek inside DAV PILKEY’s studio!

The cartoonist has been hard at work on his upcoming mixed-media graphic novel, CAT KID COMIC CLUB: PERSPECTIVES.

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Cat Kid Comic Club: Perspectives by Dav Pilkey arrives on November 30th!

Are you counting down the days until Cat Kid Comic Club: Perspectives by Dav Pilkey finally arrives at your local bookstore, public library, or wherever Dog Man is sold? Here at Stately Beat Manor, we are very well acquainted with the feeling! 

Fortunately, our friends at Scholastic Graphix have kindly sent along some exclusive material, to help tide over until November 30th, 2021, when the new CKCC book arrives!

Inside Pilkey’s Studio

The Cat Kid Comic Club series is the ongoing tale of 21 baby frogs, and their eponymous club (which is shared with Molly, Li’l Petey, and Flippy). A spin-off of the mega-popular Dog Man, the first book debuted in December 2020 and became an instant bestseller.

If you’ve been closely following our coverage of Cat Kid Comic Club: Perspectives here at The Beat, then you’ll already be aware that, while this is the second book in the CKCC series, Pilkey is taking a different angle with this volume. Perspectives will take the form of a collection of short comics completed in different types of media, with acrylic paints, calligraphy, gouache, and watercolors just being the tip of the iceberg.

Hey, I went to high school on Planet #39!

The various media emphasize the various perspectives of the frogs, which – as you can see from the back cover, included below – is used to highlight how everyone sees the world in a different way… and to demonstrate how art can help us better understand the various perspectives of our peers.

The back cover of CKCC: Perspectives.

In addition to these images from the book, The Beat is pleased to include this photograph of Pilkey in his studio in Japan! As you can see, he has been hard at work constructing many impressive CKCC-related inventions and contraptions, including plenty of themed vehicles!

Pilkey in his studio in Japan, where he has been working throughout the pandemic.

To see more of Pilkey in action in his studio, check out this video from Scholastic Graphix:

Arriving November 30th, 2021

Will you be picking up a copy of Cat Kid Comic Club: Perspectives when it arrives at a bookstore or public library near you? 

The Beat wants to hear from you! Give us a shout-out, either below the article in the comment section or over on social media @comicsbeat, and let us know what you’re thinking!

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