American author and cartoonist who created the Diary of a Wimpy Kid children's book series. He is also known for establishing the popular children's website Poptropica.
He created Igdoof, a comic strip that ran in a college newspaper, while he was attending the University of Maryland in the 1990s. He' also worked throughout his adulthood as an online game writer and designer.
His Diary of a Wimpy Kid series has sold over 50 million copies worldwide.
He grew up in Fort Washington, Maryland with two brothers and one sister. He and his wife, Julie Kinney, became parents to two sons: Will and Grant.
His books inspired the 2012 film Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, which starred Steve Zahn .