Dav Pilkey, the world-famous creator of Dog Man and Captain Underpants, brings his global Do Good Tour to Sydney Writers’ Festival. See Dav draw his beloved characters live, hear his inspiring life story, enjoy a special performance from Dog Man: The Musical, and get a photo with Dav and his canine superhero. Don’t miss this fun, interactive, activity-filled event on changing the world one good deed at a time. Hosted by Oliver Phommavanh. Recommended for ages seven and up.

Please note that due to his popularity, Dav Pilkey can only sign one book per person.

This event is Auslan interpreted.

Presented by ARA.

Dav Pilkey (International)

Dav Pilkey

When Dav Pilkey was a kid, he was diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia. Dav was so disruptive in class that his teachers made him sit out in the hall every day. Luckily, Dav loved to draw and make up stories. He spent his time in the hallway creating his own original comic books. In the second grade, Dav Pilkey made a comic book about a superhero named Captain Underpants. Since then, he has been creating books that explore universally positive themes celebrating the triumph of the good-hearted.

Oliver Phommavanh (Australian)

Oliver Phommavanh

Oliver Phommavanh loves to make people laugh on the page as an children's author and on the stage as a comedian. Oliver uses his experience as a primary school teacher to inspire kids to write funny stories. He has featured in Writers and Comedy festivals all across Australia and Asia. Oliver's books include Don't Follow Vee, Natural Born Loser, The Other Christy and Thai-riffic! His next book is Brain Freeze.