The "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" website, WimpyKid.com, offers a variety of trailers, newly released information, and games for children. The games include an egg hunt and a game in which Greg has to find his younger brother, Manny. The game searching for Manny is hosted on Poptropica.com.
The "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series was created by author Jeff Kinney. Kinney began as a cartoonist while completing his undergraduate at the University of Maryland, drawing a cartoon called "Igdoof" in the school paper. After graduating, however, Kinney's comic strip was not syndicated, so he began working on his ideas for "Diary of a Wimpy Kid." After six years, he began publishing the series in online installments.
The online publication of "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" was a huge success, receiving over 20 million views in two years. This popularity led to the publication of the first print copy in 2007, which was an abridged version of the original series. Since then, "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" has become a film, which was released in 2010 and directed by Thor Freudenthal, and received the Blue Peter Book award in 2012. The ninth instalment in the series was published in November of 2014.