Please join us as we welcome Lincoln Peirce when he appears next September at the Kenosha Festival of Cartooning running from Thursday, September 25th through Saturday, September 27th of 2014.
“Some people call it a kids’ strip,” says Lincoln Peirce of Big Nate, the comic feature he created in 1991, “and some don’t. To me, the labels aren’t important. What really matters is that it’s funny.”
Big Nate follows the adventures of Nate Wright, an energetic sixth-grade boy whose larger-than-life personality often lands him in hot water with his classmates and teachers. “Nate’s school life is at the center of the strip,” Lincoln says. “And schools can be hilarious places.” Big Nate currently appears in over 300 newspapers, and in 2013 ranked among the ten most-read features on gocomics.com
In 2010, Lincoln’s characters reached a whole new audience when he began writing and illustrating Big Nate novels for children. Each of the six titles has been a New York Times Bestseller; the seventh book in the series, Big Nate Lives It Up, will be published by Harper Collins in March of 2015. There have also been numerous compilations from Andrews McMeel, including Big Nate: I Can’t Take It! And Big Nate: Great Minds Think Alike.
When he isn’t cartooning, Lincoln hosts a weekly radio show devoted to vintage country music. He also plays ice hockey, enjoys cryptic crossword puzzles, and doesn’t understand his computer. He and his wife Jessica live in the great little city of Portland, Maine, and have two children.
Stay tuned to this official festival site as we continue to profile our guest speakers! And don't miss your chance to get signed books and original art by Lincoln Peirce during our Indiegogo fundraising campaign running until April 11th 2014.