Dav Pilkey Writing Styles in Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties and Cat Kid

Dav Pilkey
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Point of View

The graphic novels are written in third person from limited perspectives. These perspectives focus mainly on Dog Man and Li'l Petey, and the majority of scenes feature one of these characters. While the reader knows what is happening to each of the characters in the scene, Pilkey does not include the thoughts or motivations of any character. The reader only knows their actions and their spoken words. The perspective is limited further in the case of Dog Man, who never says any actual words. He does occasionally bark or growl, but the reader has to interpret Dog Man's actions and the words of other characters who presumable understand him. There are occasional scenes in which neither Li'l Petey nor Dog Man appear, usually focused around the misdeeds of villains such as Petey and Flippy.

The graphic novel depends heavily on images and dialogue, though there...

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