Skip to content

Diary of A Wimpy Kid

Until the 6th grade, I did everything in my power to refuse a book. Reading a book was an activity that was left to class when the internet did not hold the summary. I would go summers, maybe even years, without picking up so much as a magazine. However, that all changed, with the publication of a book called the Diary of A Wimpy Kid, which was written by Jeff Kinney. The book had a colorful hardcover with pages within that had unnecessary information that, nonetheless, made me and my friends laugh. Much of the reason why this book became an overnight sensation to my friends and me, was due to its unique illustration style. A style of illustration that was much like the stick figure drawings you would see on the back of a minivan. They incorporated a tiny bit more detail in each of the pictures, to allow the reader to be full envision what was being played out within the book. An example of this could be seen with the central characters figure, a skinny and lengthy figure that was accompanied by stylized hair and dark eyes, which enhanced his appearance in a comical way. Although it has been years since the books were initially published, I believe the entire Diary of A Wimpy Kid series, as well as Jeff Kinney himself, deserve more credit for his unique approach to illustrations.

2 Comments