Who Is Jeff Kinney? by Patrick KinneyEven as a kid, everyone thought Jeff Kinney was talented. People loved his drawings, and when he went to college, his comic strip Igdoof was so popular that it spread to other universities! Still, Jeff faced challenges. His cartoons were rejected by syndicates that claimed his art was unprofessional. Then, an idea struck: Jeff would write a journal from the perspective of a child, illustrated with doodles just like a kid might do. And so, the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series was born--and it was a hit! In this biography, Jeffs brother, Patrick Kinney, provides a knowledgeable look at the life of this best-selling author/illustrator. From Jeffs childhood pranks to his job developing online games, kids will love the chance to learn more about the creator of the popular Wimpy Kid books.
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Jeff Kinney - Author
T he parallels between unassuming middle child Jeff Kinney and his star-crossed fictional anti-hero Greg Heffley are too arresting to ignore. With his preppy shirts, earnest, toothy grin and diffident manner, Kinney a year-old father of two and self-confessed former computer games addict was probably never picked first for the school football team. Heffley, a luckless video games fanatic frozen in cartoon time as the simplistically drawn adolescent protagonist of Kinney's phenomenally popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, is similarly flawed and however hard he tries rarely penetrates beyond the outer fringes of the in-crowd. Belittled by his cooler, tougher elder brother Rodrick, frustrated by his mollycoddled younger brother Manny and ignored by the class catch Holly Hills all under the watchful eye of his well-intentioned mother and ineffectual father he is stuck in an eternal battle for recognition in a world full of more significant, less gauche rivals. My father worked for the government at the Pentagon and my mother was an educator, so we had a very average upbringing but that's helped me in my writing because I'm writing about ordinary things. I liked to think that I was smart and I think I needled my brothers and sisters, so we had two camps. My younger brother was the new cute one and my two older siblings were the teens, so I was somewhere stuck in the middle.
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Jeffrey Kinney is an American author and cartoonist, best known for the children's book series Diary of a Wimpy Kid. He also created the child-oriented website Poptropica. He has an older brother and sister, and a younger brother.
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