JLG Named Global Agent For Dav Pilkey’s ‘Dog Man’ and ‘Cat Kid Comic Club’JLG Named Global Agent For Dav Pilkey’s ‘Dog Man’ and ‘Cat Kid Comic Club’
Joester Loria Group will extend the publishing properties into consumer product categories, like toys, apparel, social expressions, apps and more.
September 26, 2023
Joester Loria Group (JLG) has been selected by Dav Pilkey’s Monster Island and Writers House as the worldwide licensing agent for the “Dog Man” and “Cat Kid Comic Club” properties. JLG will execute a licensing program with consumer products and experiences that capture the appeal of the No. 1 global bestselling phenomenon.
Written by author and award-winning illustrator, Dav Pilkey and published by Scholastic, the “Dog Man” series launched in August 2016 to multiple starred reviews, has more than 60 million copies in print, and has been translated into 45 languages. “Cat Kid Comic Club,” a spin-off of “Dog Man,” launched in 2020 and has topped bestseller lists worldwide.
With 11 top-selling titles, “Dog Man” has been adapted to an acclaimed stage production, “Dog Man: The Musical,” from TheaterWorksUSA, which is touring the world and made a triumphant return to New York City in the spring. TheaterworksUSA’s “Cat Kid Comic Club: The Musical,” the stage adaptation of that hit series, debuted this year to rave reviews and continues to tour North America.
A “Dog Man” feature film from DreamWorks Animation is currently in development.
“We are honored to represent Dav Pilkey’s brilliant comic book series and extend his humor and storytelling to licensed products designed to delight his millions of fans,” says Debra Joester, president, JLG. “The JLG team and our families are huge fans of Dav’s works and are excited to build on his incredible ability to inspire and engage kids.”
“Representing Dav Pilkey, ‘Dog Man’ and ‘Cat Kid Comic Club’ is a privilege and a joy,” says Amy Berkower, president, Writers House. “All embrace doing and being good in a unique and fun way. We look forward to The Joester Loria Group extending ‘Dav’s’ beloved characters into new products that will stimulate children’s creativity and provide them with endless hours of fun.”
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