Introducing “Max and the Midknights” by Lincoln Peirce

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Meet Lincoln Peirce, A Cartoonist/Writer and the creator of the comic strip Big Nate

Max and the Midknights

Happy Thursday everyone!

Here at Reading with Your Kids, we’re always on the chase for our next extraordinary read, so you can imagine how excited we are about Lincoln Pierce’s graphic novel  for kids titled “Max and the Midknights

Lincoln Peirce is a cartoonist/writer and the creator of the comic strip Big Nate. It appears in more than two hundred U.S. newspapers and online daily at

In our exciting interview, Lincoln opens up and shares where does he get the inspiration for his stories and characters, His experience of creating the successful Big Nate comic strip, and the Big Nate novels, writing for animations that appear on Cartoon Network, his graphic novel for kids titled Max and the Midknights, upcoming projects and much more.


Tune in and Join Max’s quest to become a knight in this laugh-filled, New York Times bestselling adventure from the author of the Big Nate series!



Here’s some more information about Lincoln Peirce

Lincoln Peirce, author of Max and the MidknightsLincoln Peirce (pronounced “purse”) is a New York Times bestselling author and cartoonist/writer in Portland, Maine. He lives with his wife and two children and gives lectures to students about cartoon creating. Peirce is the creator of the comic strip Big Nate, that debuted in 1991 and appears in 250 newspapers in the US and online daily at, and is featured on the website Poptropica, His is the author of Big Nate: In a Class by Himself and Big Nate: Strikes Again, the first two books in the Big Nate series, and BIG NATE FROM THE TOP, a collection of the most hilarious BIG NATE comic strips (Andrews McMeel, Fall 2010 pub).

Lincoln Peirce was born in Iowa, earned a B.A. from Colby College, a Master’s Degree in drawing/painting from Brooklyn College, studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and has also taught art Xavier High School in New York. A fan and collector of classic country music, Lincoln also hosts a radio show called South by Southwest, dedicated to honky tonk and western swing, from 8:30 to 10:30 every Monday morning on WMPG (a community radio station in Portland, Maine). A huge thrill of his was interviewing Willie Nelson on board his tour bus a few years ago.


Finally, where can we find Lincoln Pierce on the internet?

You can visit him online at, where Lincoln blogs twice a week.


More about Max and the Midknights

“Max is epic fun!” –JEFF KINNEY, New York Times bestselling author of the DIARY OF A WIMPY KID series

Max and the Midknights by Lincoln PeirceMax wants to be a knight! Too bad that dream is about as likely as finding a friendly dragon. But when Max’s uncle Budrick is kidnapped by the cruel King Gastley, Max has to act…and fast! Joined by a band of brave adventurers–the Midknights–Max sets out on a thrilling quest: to save Uncle Budrick and restore the realm of Byjovia to its former high spirits!

Magic and (mis)adventures abound in this hilarious illustrated novel from the New York Times bestselling creator of the Big Nate series, Lincoln Peirce.

“Fantastic! I loved it!” –DAV PILKEY, New York Times bestselling author of the DOG MAN series


Grab your copy of Max and the Midknights at Amazon!


In this episode of the Reading with Your Kids Podcast, you’ll find out:

  • More about Lincoln Peirce, a cartoonist/writer and the creator of the comic strip Big Nate.
  • all about Lincoln’s new graphic novel, “Max and the Midknights
  • How did Lincoln happen to be an author and an illustrator?
  • Shifting from Big Nate’s contemporary world to the 14th century is a notable leap! What inspired Lincoln’s choice of setting for Max & the Midknights?
  • What kind of conversations families can have after reading Max and the Midknights?
  • An exclusive Sneak peeks into Max’s second adventure & much more.


Thank you, Lincoln, for joining us and for sharing your wonderful graphic novel with us!


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Thanks for tuning in and have a wonderful Thursday!😆

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