Big Nate Superfan Sweepstakes is Now Open

(May 13, 2014) -- Kansas City, Mo. Lincoln Peirce, the cartoonist behind the popular Universal Uclick-syndicated comic strip Big Nate, is giving fans the chance to appear in the next Big Nate novel. The Big Nate Superfan Sweepstakes, sponsored by HarperCollins, is now open, allowing fans to enter to win the opportunity to be drawn as a character in Peirce’s next novel.

One randomly selected Grand Prize Winner will have his or her likeness appear as an “extra” in the next Big Nate novel, which is scheduled to be published March 2015. Ten runners-up will receive a complete collection of Big Nate books.

To enter the Big Nate Superfan Sweepstakes, complete an official entry form at Entries will be accepted until Aug. 31, 2014, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Full sweepstakes details and rules are available at 

The Big Nate comic strip and book series follows 11-year-old Nate, the all-time record holder for detentions in school history and self-described genius. 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. Peirce occasionally turns his pen over to his creation, allowing readers to see life through Nate’s eyes as he doodles his adventures in his notebook. 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 MFA 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.

Read Big Nate online at


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