Showing posts with label Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Nov 16: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Author Event at Politics & Prose!

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever
Enjoy a snow day at
Politics & Prose
Jeff Kinney,
author of
Diary of a
Wimpy Kid

This is a ticketed event. Please note: tickets are available only at the store and may not be reserved by phone.  Click here for more details. Please call the Children and Teens' Department at (202)364-1919 with questions.  

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Join us at 3:00 p.m., when we'll start our own blizzard with a snow-making machine.   
Mr. Kinney will speak at 4:00 p.m.Politics & Prose


Thursday, September 30, 2010

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Aug 18: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Ice Cream Truck at Politics and Prose

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Summer Reading Ice Cream Truck

Start: August 18, 2010 - 12:00pm
End: August 18, 2010 - 2:00pm

Join Politics & Prose as the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Summer Reading Ice Cream Truck rolls into town on Wednesday, August 18. Starting at 12:00 noon, come get a free frozen treat to celebrate the upcoming publication of DIARY OF A WIMPY KID BOOK 5, which is on sale Tuesday November 9, 2010. Other free goodies will be handed out.

Politics & Prose will have a table in front of the store to pre-sell the fifth book. We will also be giving away “golden tickets” in a random order that will entitle the recipient to receive a free copy of the 5th book. The pre-sales will be 20% off the retail price for everyone.


Saturday, March 20, 2010

Post does review Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie

Given how big this book series is, I didn't expect the review for it to be buried in the Weekend section

In 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid,' the ordinary hero has a certain draw
By Dan Kois
Washington Post March 19, 2010; WE27

Friday, February 26, 2010

Wimpy Kid movie posters begin appearing in DC

I've seen one in a bus shelter on 16th St, NW and here's one on the side of a bus courtesy of Kathleen Stocker. As we've noted before, Jeff Kinney was a U of Maryland cartoonist back when.

Monday, November 02, 2009

U of MD's Diamondback's streak of successful cartoonists

See "Diamondback doodlers: Several ’90s cartoonists went big-time with their drawings," By Kristi Tousignant, University of Maryland's Diamondback November 2, 2009. Featured are Frank Cho, Jeff Kinney, and Aaron McGruder. Corey Thomas, who does Watch Your Head, came out of Howard University.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009

More on Jeff Kinney and Wimpy Kid

The former U of Md cartoonist was featured in USA Today to go with the weekend profile in the NY Times. See "'Wimpy Kid: Last Straw' opens another 'gateway' to reading," By Bob Minzesheimer, USA TODAY January 12 2009. At the end of this article, one of the five series he recommends to get kids reading is Calvin and Hobbes. I always liked the Encyclopedia Brown books he also suggests and recently picked some up for my daughter (who reads Wimpy Kid too).

Friday, January 09, 2009

Former U of MD cartoonist Jeff Kinney and Wimpy Kid profiled in NYT

Appearing on Sunday, but we've got it for you early - "Jeff Kinney: A Profile of the ‘Wimpy Kid’ Author," By JAN HOFFMAN, New York Times January 11, 2009 and "Hapless Boy Wins Eager Friends," By JAN HOFFMAN, New York Times January 11, 2009. If you get the paper, as I do, you'll have to remember that this is in the Style & Fashion section for some reason.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Jeff Kinney, former U of Maryland cartoonist, on YouTube

This has been linked to from all over (Dirk Deppey, Brian Fies), but I'll toss it up here too. The Diary of a Wimpy Kid author, Jeff Kinney, a former U of Maryland cartoonist, is interviewed on YouTube by the Borders bookstore chain. Kinney will be at Baltimore Comic-Con this weekend much to my daughter's interest. Here's the interview and his talk for the kids in the audience.

BTW, Fies' book on his mother's cancer is very good. Buy it.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Whoops - Jeff Kinney went to the U of Maryland and did a comic strip for them

Boy, have I missed linking to a lot of Diary of a Wimpy Kid articles as I didn't realize that Jeff Kinney did a comic strip for the University of Maryland's Diamondback (as did Frank "Liberty Meadows" Cho and Corey "Watch Your Head" Thomas). If there's any interest, let me know in the comments and I'll cull my Comics Research Bibliography holding file for links. In the meantime, see "Story of the weak: Jeff Kinney's 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' draws on relatable school experiences," by David Mehegan, Boston Globe Staff, April 7, 2008.