JLG Signs for Dog Man
Joester Loria Group (JLG) has been selected by Dav Pilkey’s Monster Island, LLC and Writers House as the worldwide licensing agent for the Dog Man and Cat Kid Comic Club properties. JLG will execute a global licensing program with consumer products and experiences that capture the unique appeal of the #1 global bestselling phenomenon.
With his trademark humor and heart, #1 global bestselling author and award-winning illustrator Dav Pilkey has made reading fun for kids. Published by Scholastic, the Dog Man series, launched in August 2016 to multiple starred reviews, has more than 60 million copies in print, and been translated into 45 languages. Cat Kid Comic Club, a spin-off of Dog Man, launched in 2020, and has topped bestseller lists around the world.
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 Spring 2023. TheaterworksUSA’s Cat Kid Comic Club: The Musical, the stage adaptation of that hit series, debuted in 2023 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 story telling to licensed products designed to delight his millions of fans,” said Debra Joester, President of 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,” said Amy Berkower, President of 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 product which will stimulate children’s creativity and provide them with endless hours of fun.”