Lincoln Peirce

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Lincoln Peirce
Peirce at the 2012 New York Comic Con.
Born Lincoln Peirce
October 23, 1963 (1963-10-23) (age 55)
Iowa, USA
Occupation Cartoonist
Known for Big Nate comic strip
(1991 – )

Lincoln Peirce (pronounced "purse"[1]) is an American cartoonist, best known as the creator of the Big Nate comic strip.

Early life

Peirce grew up in Durham, New Hampshire, where he attended Oyster River High School. For college, he attended Colby College in Maine, where he created a weekly comic strip called "Third Floor" for the school newspaper. He later earned a graduate degree from Brooklyn College and also studied at The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He taught art and coached baseball at Xavier High School, a boys' high school in New York City, for three years before moving to Maine in 1992 and started writing.


Peirce is the creator of the comic strip Big Nate, which debuted in 1991 and appears in 300 newspapers in the US and online daily at GoComics and Poptropica. He has also written several animated shorts for Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon. A fan and collector of classic country music, Peirce also hosts a local radio show devoted to honky tonk and western swing on WMPG.

In addition to the Big Nate comic strip, Peirce is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Big Nate novel series. His Big Nate books have been featured on Good Morning America and in the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and The Washington Post.

Big Nate

Big Nate, Peirce's second attempt at a comic strip, debuted on newspapers on January 7th 1991. The story revolved around the eccentric life of a sixth-grader named Nate Wright, and his family, friends, schoolmates and teachers. Though initially meant to center on Nate's family, the strip eventually began to center on Nate, his friends, classmates, teachers, and middle school P.S. 38. The comic strip has spawned many collections, a musical, and a children's book series.

The novel series is written and illustrated by Peirce himself, and published by HarperCollins. They include:

On February 16, 2016, the eighth book in the series, Big Nate Blasts Off, was published, marking the end of the series. [2]


  1. Peirce, Lincoln (August 27, 2004). "Comics: Meet the Artist". The Washington Post.
  2. "". Retrieved 2016-02-17.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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