Jessica Gandolf is the wife of Lincoln Peirce, the author and illustrator of the Big Nate comic strips and book series. Big Nate: In a Class by Himself, the first novel in the Big Nate book series, is dedicated to her.


Jessica Gandolf was born in New York City. She lived in Portland, Maine, for twenty years with her husband, Lincoln Peirce, and two children, Elias and Dana. She is currently teaching drawing at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. She also had two kids.

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