BIG NATE came to our school today! What a great presentation from Lincoln Peirce today. He told us about how he began his career as a cartoonist. He started by reading regular books and also comic books like Avengers, Donald Duck, and Peanuts. Sometimes he would draw inside his comic books and try to copy the artist. He seemed to like super heros a lot! One time he made a cartoon hero he called Super Jimmy. As he got older, he became a better artist and he finally hit it big with Big Nate. However, even that took two years to get printed. One thing I did not think about when I read the Big Nate books is that the pictures can take sometimes up to 10 hours to draw for just one half of a page.