"Fantastic." — Virginia Library Association Graphic Novel Diversity Awards
"GUMBALLS #1 is funny, sincere, and just generally brilliant when dealing with autobiography, fake personal ads, or any number of other events. Nations is a promising new voice in comics, and you need to read GUMBALLS #1." — ComicsVerse
"GUMBALLS #1 lays bare a lot of serious, complicated stuff and presents it with a frankness and humor that really moved me to my core." — Multiversity Comics
Pop in your quarters and see what pops out of GUMBALLS -- a brand new one-man anthology comic from Portland cartoonist Erin Nations! His bright, candy-colored palette and crisp linework pop off the page, while his stories reflect a fascination with humanity in all its diverse foibles — hinting at one of his earliest creative influences, Matt Groening's The Simpsons.
In GUMBALLS #1, Erin serves up a delicious variety of stories: recollections of growing up as a triplet, interactions with oddball grocery-store customers, the adventures of clueless dork Tobias, painfully funny faux Personal Ads, and “Tales of Being Trans” -- reflections on Erin’s true-life journey of gender transition.
GUMBALLS tips its hat to the classic alt-comic tradition of Eightball, Optic Nerve, and Box Office Poison, but speaks with a delightfully fresh voice for the modern age. -- a 32-page full-color comic book (6.625" x 9.5”)
IN PRINT! (PUBLISHED JANUARY 2017)