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Just a guy who reads- and occasionally comments on- Big Nate. Nice to meet you!

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  1. over 2 years ago on Big Nate

    It would seem as though Nate’s soccer ball has vanished.

  2. over 2 years ago on Big Nate

    No poem this year??

  3. almost 3 years ago on Big Nate

    So can we consider this guy hypnotized?

  4. almost 3 years ago on Big Nate

    I have an honest question about the Big Nate comic that I have been wondering for a while now. I mean this with all due respect to Mr. Peirce and his work, which I enjoy greatly.

    What has been going on with the backgrounds in recent Big Nate comics? They seem much more plain and simple (again just an respectful observation) than they used to. Notice how there is very little detail in the background to this comic: there is only a blue backdrop plus a small cloud in the final panel composed of horizontal lines. There are no trees, posts, sections of grass, houses, fluffy white clouds, etc. There is no way to tell where the boys are walking, and the area feels quite desolate. I have noticed this with all of last week’s new comics as well, and quite a few original 2017 strips (before the reruns began) as well, meaning this is a recent change in art style that began before the reruns.

    I was just wondering why this is, or if anyone has any ideas! I can see pros in this concept, for example, the focus is on the characters, simplicity is introduced, and strips may simply be easier to produce. Does anyone have any other thoughts? Again, I love Mr. Peirce’s work and I am a massive fan, this is just a simple observation I thought would be interesting to discuss. Thanks!

  5. almost 3 years ago on Big Nate

    8/8 m8

  6. almost 3 years ago on Big Nate

    I know right?

  7. almost 3 years ago on Big Nate

    This is not a count of the 10000th original comic. It’s simply been 10000 DAYS since the release of the first.

  8. almost 3 years ago on Big Nate

    Oh man I did not count all that! A few months ago I figured it out with some quick Google searches. Go try Googling “what was the date 10000 days ago?”

  9. almost 3 years ago on Big Nate


  10. almost 3 years ago on Big Nate

    EVERYONE! Yesterday was a momentous day for Big Nate. The first strip released January 7, 1991. You’ll never guess what that means yesterday was… the TEN-THOUSAND DAY ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST STRIP! That’s right! Big Nate is 10000 days old!

    I am so sorry for not making a comment the day of… for some reason, I thought the strip began on Jan. 8 (instead of 7, when it actually began), which would have made today the 10000-day spectacular. I have known this information for months and have been very excited to inform you all, and I’m sorry I missed the anniversary (honest mistake), but I still think we can celebrate 10000 days of this wonderful strip.

    TEN THOUSAND DAYS! UNBELIEVABLE! This is a massive accomplishment for Mr. Peirce, and I hope that he can be as pumped about this as I am. This strip is amazing, and to be around to celebrate the 10000th day (technically 10001st but give me a break I tried my best fellas) is so cool. Happy 10000-day-anniversary, Big Nate!

    (Maybe in certain time zones it is still the 25th, in which case, please have fun celebrating the true anniversary.)