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Jeff Kinney

Cartoonist from United States of America

Jeff Kinney Jeffrey "Jeff" Kinney (born February 19, 1971) is an American game designer, cartoonist, producer, and author of children's books including the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series. He is also attributed as the creator of the child-oriented website Poptropica. Jeffrey Kinney was born and grew up in Fort Washington, Maryland, United States. He attended the University of Maryland at College Park in the early 1990s. It was in college that Kinney created the popular comic strip, Igdoof that ran in the campus newspaper, The Diamondback. While at college, he wanted to become a cartoonist. In 2004, FunBrain and Kinney released an online version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. The website made daily entries until June 2005. The book became an instant hit, with the online version receiving about 20 million views as of 2007. When many online readers requested a printed version, Kinney agreed and in 2007, Diary of A Wimpy Kid was published. To date, eight Wimpy Kid books have been released, including a do-it-yourself book and a movie diary. In 2009, Kinney was named one of Time magazine's 100 "Most Influential People" in the world. Kinney works full-time as a writer and designer of online games. He also  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1971-02-19
Place of birth
Fort Washington
Nationality
United States of America
Spouse(s)
Julie Kinney
Profession
Actor, Author, Film Producer, Cartoonist, Writer

Education

Institution From To
University of Maryland, College Park

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