Jeff Kinney is an American cartoonist, producer and author of children’s books, most famously the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series.
Jeff created a popular comic strip, Idgoof, which ran in the University of Maryland’s campus newspaper. In 1998, he created the character of Greg Heffley and wrote illustrated stories about his personal life. He teamed up with Funbrain and released an online version of the story, Diary of a Wimpy Kid and made daily entries until 2005. He worked on his book for almost eight years before signing a multi-book deal and turned the series in to print. Sixteen Wimpy Kid books have been released as well as a movie which was on screens in 2010.
In 2009, TIME named Jeff as one of the World’s Most Influential People.