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.
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.
Artist: Erin Nations
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Page Count: 32pp
Size: 7 x 10
Notes: saddle-stitched, full color
Date of Publication: December 21, 2016