Aaron Blabey (born 1 January 1974) is an Australian author of children's books and artist, who until the mid-2000s was also an actor.
He is the creator of three best-selling children's series; Pig the Pug – a picture book series about a mean-spirited little dog (pug) who thinks that he is better than Trevor (daschund) and always feels jealous of him as well, The Bad Guys – a New York Times #1 bestselling graphic novel series for junior readers about a gang of scary-looking animals trying to change their bad reputations and Thelma the Unicorn – a second picture book series about a plain little pony who pretends to be a unicorn.
In March 2018 it was announced that a film adaptation of The Bad Guys is in development at DreamWorks Animation; in May 2019 it was announced that Netflix are developing a movie adaptation of Thelma the Unicorn.
Blabey is serving as an executive producer on both projects.
As of November 2018, Blabey has around 13 million books in print and after 36 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list, The Bad Guys finally reached the number one spot on 3 July 2019.
In the field of acting, he is probably best known for his lead roles in two television dramedies, 1994's The Damnation of Harvey McHugh, for which he won an Australian Film Institute Award, and 2003's CrashBurn, before retiring from performance in 2005.