Lincoln Peirce

We are thrilled to host one of the most popular author/cartoonists in the industry, Lincoln Peirce, creator of Big Nate! The event will consist of a visual presentation, drawing demonstration, Q&A segment and book signing. Overflow ticket holders will view the presentation via live broadcast on the WImpy Kid Studio event space, then join the signing line to meet Lincoln in person. 

Important details:

  • A copy of MAX & THE MIDKNIGHTS must be purchased at the store in order to get into the signing line.
  • Personalization is allowed- first name only.
  • One additional book from home may be signed.
  • No posed photos. An Unlikely Story staff member will take photos with your phone/camera while Lincoln signs your books.

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

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

Max 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

Lincoln Peirce (pronounced “purse”) is a cartoonist/writer and New York Times bestselling author of the hilarious Big Nate book series (, now published in twenty-seven countries worldwide.

Max and the Midknights, Lincoln’s first book for Crown Books for Young Readers, originated as an unfinished spoof of sword & sorcery tales. Returning to the idea years later, Lincoln rewrote the story around Max, a ten-year-old apprentice troubadour who dreams of becoming a knight. The result is a high-spirited medieval adventure, supported by hundreds of dynamic illustrations employing the language of comics. Of the lively visual format that has become his trademark, Lincoln says, “I try to write the sort of books I would have loved reading when I was a kid.”

When he is not writing or drawing, Lincoln enjoys playing ice hockey, doing crossword puzzles, and hosting a weekly radio show devoted to vintage country music. He and his wife, Jessica, have two children and live in Portland, Maine.

Event date: 
Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Max and the Midknights (Max & The Midknights #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101931080
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - January 8th, 2019

Signed Copies

Due to the nature of virtual events, signed copies may not always be available. Information about signed copies will be included in the event description.

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