'Wimpy Kid's' JEFF KINNEY shares his path & partnership with 'Big Nate'
"Big Nate" cartoonist Lincoln Peirce met with Comic Riffs some days back, while appearing at the ALA Conference, and we shared his feel-good story of his professional mentorship of, and reconnection with, "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" creator Jeff Kinney.
For the subsequent print article that appears in today's Post, 'Riffs interviewed Kinney to get his side of the still-feel-good story. Kinney recalls getting that first reply from Peirce while still a University of Maryland college student ("It was a handwritten letter, which included many drawings that provided guidance on how I could improve my prospects") and why he sought "Big Nate" for inclusion in Poptropica.com ("I've always thought 'Big Nate' deserved a bigger audience, and it was exciting to think that we could bring the comic to millions of kids").
To read the entire print piece, you can click here.
| July 7, 2010; 2:45 PM ET
Categories: Interviews With Cartoonists, The Comic Strip | Tags: Big Nate, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Jeff Kinney, Lincoln Peirce
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