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Lincoln Peirce (pronounced "purse") is a New York Times bestselling author and cartoonist. His comic strip BIG NATE debuted in 1991 and appears daily in more than 400 newspapers worldwide and online at www.gocomics.com/bignate. His award-winning books for young readers include a series of BIG NATE illustrated novels (HarperCollins/Balzer @ Bray), an ongoing collection of BIG NATE compilations (Andrews & McMeel Publishers), and the MAX & THE MIDKNIGHTS trilogy (Random House Children's Books). Lincoln says, "I try to write the sorts of books I would have loved reading when I was a kid." In 2022, a BIG NATE animated series produced by Nickelodeon Studios and John Cohen Productions premiered on the Paramount+ Network. A MAX & THE MIDKNIGHTS animated series is currently in production by Nickelodeon Studios and Jane Startz Productions. Lincoln and his wife Jessica live in Portland, Maine, and have two children.

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