Lincoln Peirce was born in Iowa. He studied art at Colby College in Maine, where he drew his first comic. He also studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and created the comic strip 'Big Nate', which has been syndicated to numerous newspapers. Bearing striking resemblances to 'Calvin & Hobbes' by Bill Watterson, it is about a small boy and his great ambitions. Lincoln Peirce has also taught art at a high school in New York.