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.
His books inspired the 2012 film Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, which starred Steve Zahn.