Harold Hutchins is one of the main protagonists of the Captain Underpants series, as well as co-creator of Dog Man.
He is best friends with George, and is a protagonist of the Captain Underpants series. Harold does illustrations for the comics he and George make.
When Harold was 6, he loved to draw pictures but he didn't talk very much, mainly because of his parents divorce and his father's abandonment, which was an experince which was most likely Petey's Father leaving Petey was based off of. Harold was bullied at school by Kipper Krupp, the nephew of Principal Benjamin Krupp.
One day while he was being beaten up at a gas station by Kipper Krupp. George came by on his skateboard and saved Harold Hutchins. Mr. Krupp found them and took them to his detention room.
In the detention room, George sees Harold's drawing and asks him the name of the superhero in his picture. Harold tells George that its just a picture, not a story. Harold asks George if he would like to draw but George tells him he is not good at drawing, but he can write stories. Together they make a Dog Man comic. When school ends they walk back to George's house. Together they prank Kipper, getting him to believe in the ghost of Wedgie Magee. They scare the bullies so badly that they stop bullying and are changed forever. George and Harold go on to make lots of comics.
- He is based on Dav Pilkey, the creator of Captain Underpants. Just like Dav, he is very timid.
- He is named after Harold and the Purple Crayon.
- His favorite "food" is gum, despite gum not being a real food.
- He is described as "The one on the right with the t-shirt and the bad haircut."
- He lives with his mom and sister at 1520 Vine St. in Piqua, Ohio.
- Harold helped create the story and the wording of For Whom the Ball Rolls. Usually, he just illustrates the comics
- He is the illustrator for all of his comic books.
- When Harold is older he marries Billy, a unknown man from Captain Underpants. He is the only LGBTQ.
- Despite being in all the books he was not seen in Mothering Heights