mikeking This is Mike King, also known as “Dr. Mike.” He’s a pediatric dentist who uses jokes and magic tricks to entertain his patients. He wrote this story because even though Flossopher and Cavidorg are made-up characters, the cavity bugs are not. And he’s determined to outwit them. He writes screenplays and does stand-up comedy in New York City, where he lives with his wife, Sophie, and their daughter, Annabelle. You can find out more about Dr. Mike and his practice at fundentists.com

Rick Ellis is a cartoonist-illustrator who has worked on several children’s books and is the cartoonist for the syndicated cartoon strip Half Baked Comics. With his wife and five children, he enjoys life and all the beauty and humor that life provides. You can view more of Rick’s work at www.halfbakedcomics.com.