Lincoln Peirce is a cartoonist/writer and the creator of the comic strip Big Nate. It appears in more than two hundred U.S. newspapers and online daily at

Lincoln Peirce lives with his wife and two children in Portland, Maine.

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On Tour: Day Three

Many thanks to Barb of Joseph-Books in Cincinnati, OH for inviting me to speak about Big Nate at Family Fun Day. My new friend Emma was a big help during my cartooning demonstration. Kids like Logan, who have just discovered Big Nate, were surprised to learn that when I first created the character twenty years ago, Nate was a little pudgy and had straight hair.

And then, this morning, I was at the South Park, Charlotte, North Carolina Barnes & Noble, when I ran into Wilson. He had already bought and read a copy of BIG NATE and had returned to buy another copy as a birthday present for his friend. I was happy to sign the book for him.

More news from North Carolina on Tuesday.

Sun, 04/11/2010

On Tour: Day Two in Ohio

It was wall-to-wall fifth graders at my second day at Fairbrook Elementary in Beavercreek, Ohio.  And there were plenty of talented cartoonists in the group.  Both Andy and Sabri were able to answer a very challenging cartooning question.  Max has already invented his own comic strip, called "Cheese."  And in my last class presentation of the day, Sydney gave me tons of great drawing suggestions.

On Friday night, at the Joseph-Beth bookstore in Lexington, Kentucky, I met a whole new crowd of BIG NATE fans like Moira, Shaun, Jake, and yes, Nate!

Sat, 04/10/2010

On Tour: Day One in Dayton, Ohio

How many spikes of hair does Big Nate have?  The students at Fairbrook Elementary School and Miami Valley School didn’t know at first.  But after a cartooning session to practice their drawing skills, they are now Big Nate experts!  Thanks to all the teachers and kids who helped my Big Nate tour get off to a great start in Dayton, Ohio!

Thu, 04/08/2010

Book Signing at the New England Independent Booksellers Association!

A great way to kick-off the BIG NATE tour!

Wed, 04/07/2010


Friday, April 9th
161 Lexington Green Circle
Lexington, KY 40503
7:00 pm

Saturday, April 10th
2692 Madison Road
Cincinnati, OH 45208
2:00 pm

Tuesday, April 13th
1540 Golf Road
Schaumberg, IL 60173
7:00 pm

Wednesday, April 14th
Anderson’s Bookshop
123 W. Jefferson Ave.
Naperville, IL 60540
7:00 pm

Saturday, April 17th
Barnes & Noble
7881 Edinger Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
2:00 pm

Monday, April 19th
Barnes & Noble
6050 El Cerrito Plaza
El Cerrito, CA 94530
6:00 pm


Mon, 03/08/2010