Author(s): Lincoln Peirce
Aspiring cartoonist Nate Wright is the star of Big Nate, the daily and Sunday comic strip, which has been nationally syndicated since 1991. Nate is 11 years old, four-and-a-half feet tall, and the all-time record holder for detentions in school history. He's a self-described genius and sixth grade Renaissance Man. Nate, who lives with his dad and older sister, enjoys pestering his family and teachers with his sarcasm. To draw Big Nate, Peirce relies on memories of his own childhood and the experiences he collected teaching art at a New York City high school. Peirce occasionally turns his pen over to his creation, and readers get to see life through Nate's eyes as he doodles his adventures in his notebook.
"...familiar territory is what makes Big Nate so much fun... "In addition to the graphic storytelling, Nate's cartoons interspersed among Peirce's panels could provide teachers and librarians with great opportunities to incorporate this series into programs or lessons on cartooning and writing." (Snow Wildsmith, Booklist) "...if you're looking for a new series to introduce your kids to this upcoming holiday season, chances are they'll really like these collections." (Rich Johnston, Bleeding Cool) "Big Nate is super funny. I love these books." (Appeal-Democrat)
As a kid, cartoonist Lincoln Peirce began creating his own strips in the sixth grade, just like his beloved character Nate Wright. Peirce taught high school in New York City and has created several animated pilots for the Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon. He lives in Portland, Maine, with his family.