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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Jeff Kinney




Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney didn’t grow up wanting to be a children’s author. His dream was to become a newspaper cartoonist, but he wasn’t able to get his comic strips syndicated.


In 1998 Jeff came up with the idea for Diary of a Wimpy Kid, a story about a middle-school weakling named Greg Heffley. Jeff worked on his book for almost eight years before showing it to a publisher in New York.

Jeff describes his dot, "It's Greg's best friend Rowley's face in dot motif. "





Learn more about Wimpy Kid and Jeff Kinney on his website.


Jeff shows how to draw Greg Heffley:



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