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Jim Benton

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FC: Jim Benton | By: Ja-min Lee | Jim Benton

1: Jim Benton is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator. | He is an author and an illustrator. | The New York Times

2: He makes cartoons as well. | He is the creator of many licensed properties, such as It's Happy Bunny and Just Jimmy. | It's Happy Bunny

3: He is known for the It's Happy Bunny series and the Dear Dumb Diary series. | Jim Benton was born in October 31, 1960 in Michigan. | Dear Dumb Diary

4: He was raised in Birmingham, Michigan. | He graduated from Seaholm High School in 1978. | Seaholm High School

5: He studied fine arts at Western Michigan University. | He graduated from Western Michigan University. | Western Michigan University

6: After the graduation, he worked as a custom T-shirt designer. | He began his career at the custom design T-shirt shop. | Custom design T-shirt shop

7: He started designing his own characters. | He did illustrations and artwork for magazines and newspapers. | Jim Benton's illustration

8: Benton created greeting cards and worked in the magazine and publishing industry. | His own creation brought attentions on his products. | A greeting card

9: In 1998, his Spy Dogs characters became an animated series, The Secret Files of the Spy Dogs, that aired on Fox Kids. | He was known for "the most visible cartoonist in America". | The Secret Files of the Spy Dogs

10: He won consecutive LIMA Licensing Awards. | He was a two-time national cartoonists society Reuben Award nominee in 2009 and 2011. | National Cartoonists Society.

11: He got married to Mary k. Hart. | He has two children. | Jim Benton

12: He is now 53. | He currently lives in Michigan. | Michigan

13: He operates out of his own studio today. | Jim Benton

14: Books by Jim Benton Dear Dumb Diary series Franny K. Stein series It's Happy Bunny series | Franny K. Stein

15: I read many series of the Dear Dumb Diary. | Dear Dumb Diary | Dear Dumb Diary series are about a middle school girl named Jamie Kelly.

16: Dear Dumb Diary is written in the first person view of Jamie Kelly. | Jamie Kelly

17: It is about her life at school, home and at other places. | Dear Dumb Diary

18: Dear Dumb Diary series are very funny and comical. It is a very fun book to read. | Dear Dumb Diary series.

19: "This presentation contains copyrighted material used under the educational fair use exemption to U.S. Copyright law." (Simpson, 70)

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