Lincoln Peirce (born October 23, 1963) (pronounced "purse") is an American cartoonist, best known as the creator of the successful Big Nate comic strip and as the author/illustrator of a series of Big Nate novels for young readers. He has also written a number of animated shorts that have appeared on Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon, and is the creator of the upcoming Big Nate animated series.
Peirce was born on October 23, 1963 in the city of Ames, Iowa. His family moved East in 1964, and Peirce grew up in Durham, New Hampshire. He developed a fascination with comic strips at a young age and often cites Charles Schulz's Peanuts as his greatest inspiration. At Colby College in Waterville, Maine, he studied art & art history. During his four years at Colby he produced a weekly comic strip called Third Floor, featuring an ensemble cast of student and faculty characters. Fr…Read more on Wikipedia