Jim Benton is an award-winning author and artist. You may know some of the other things he's made, like It's Happy Bunny, Dear Dumb Diary, Franny K. Stein, Victor Shmud, and more. He's created a TV series, written books, and produced a movie, and he always did everything his parents told him to do. Pretty much. Jim lives in Michigan with his wife and kids and can be found online at jimbenton.com.
Praise for Catwad: It's Me: Throughout, humorous prose and bright illustrations by Benton (the Dear, Dumb Diary series) add to the amusement for each tale... younger readers in particular are sure to enjoy Catwad and Blurmp's friendship. -- Publishers WeeklyThe full-color comics show the two wildly expressive cats on plain or patterned backgrounds, Catwad with a perpetual frown and Blurmp with a vapid grin... preteens will be onboard immediately and asking for the next volume at the close of this short collection. -- Kirkus ReviewsBenton is great at drawing esaggerated facial expressions, and the humor is fresh and funny. -- School Library Journal