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Posted at 2:45 PM ET, 07/ 7/2010

'Wimpy Kid's' JEFF KINNEY shares his path & partnership with 'Big Nate'

By Michael Cavna


"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 ("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.

By Michael Cavna  | 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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Alas, if some current-day would-be cartoonist were to ask a professional like Lincoln Pierce how to get a strip published, he would likely be told, "Don't bother." The reason is made all too explicit in today''s episode of "My Cage":

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