Aspiring cartoonist Nate Wright is the star of Big Nate, the daily and Sunday comic strip distributed by NEA 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. Born in Iowa, Peirce grew up in New Hampshire and began creating his own comic strips in the sixth grade. He has also created animated shorts for the Cartoon Network. Peirce holds an M.F.A. from Brooklyn College and a B.A. in Art from Colby College, where he created a comic called “Third Floor.” He also studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.
Books:Big Nate Flips Out, February 2013
Big Nate #5
Big Nate Makes The Grade, September 2012
Big Nate #4
Big Nate, April 2010