Lincoln Peirce draws Big Nate, a cartoon character he created in 1991, at a school assembly Tuesday at Westbrook Middle School. Peirce, a Portland, resident talked to the student body about the ins and outs of cartooning, the Big Nate comic strip and his book series. 

Students at Westbrook Middle School line up to get their Big Nate books signed by creator Lincoln Peirce. The Big Nate comic strip, which runs in newspapers across the country, including the Portland Press Herald, has been turned into a novel series and activity books.

Author and syndicated cartoonist Lincoln Peirce draws Big Nate at a special Westbrook Middle School event Tuesday. Peirce, of Portland, talked to the student body about the ins and outs of cartooning, his Big Nate comic strip, which appears in over 200 newspapers, and his popular series of books. He told students the comic series may be turned into a TV show someday.


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