Toon-size: Guinness Record for longest comic strip set on TODAY

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By Scott Stump

To wrap up the Spring Breakers TODAY series on Friday, Rockefeller Plaza, including the entire ice skating rink, became one giant comic strip. 

The Guinness World Record for largest comic strip by a team, measuring 3,390 feet, was set on Rockefeller Plaza on Friday to wrap up this week's Spring Breakers TODAY series. Today

With the help of schoolchildren around the country, Lincoln Peirce, the cartoonist behind the popular "Big Nate" cartoon and books, set a Guinness World Record for the longest cartoon strip by a team. The record-setting cartoon strip, which consisted of panels of "Big Nate" cartoons drawn by schoolchildren, measured 3,920 feet, beating the previous mark of 3,320 feet, 2 inches, and was verified by Guinness World Records adjudicator Mike Janela. 

Schoolchildren from around the country pitched in to draw panels of the popular cartoon "Big Nate" by Lincoln Peirce to help set the Guinness World Record. Today

The record effort also means that the publisher of "Big Nate," Harper Collins, will be donating $10,000 worth of books to First Book, a non-profit organization that provides books and educational resources to children in need. 

Part of the world's longest comic strip certified by Guinness World Records.Today

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