Erin Nations

marlene lopez

Erin Nations is an illustrator and cartoonist living in Portland, Oregon. Since 2014, he has self-published a handful of zines and his first comic, Twins-Triplet. He is a frequent contributor to the quarterly comics newspaper Vision Quest and has been featured in Original Plumbing magazine. His comic book series Gumballs launched in December 2016, from Top Shelf. His latest book, Gumballs (Top Shelf Productions) is a one-man variety show spanning graphic memoir, observational comedy, razor-sharp character studies, and so much more. Gumballs dispenses an array of bright, candy-colored short comics about Erin’s gender transition, anecdotal true tales of growing up as a triplet, and fictional stories of a socially inept lovestruck teenager named Tobias. The wide-ranging series is filled with single-page gag cartoons, visual diaries of everyday life, funny faux personal ads, and real-life horror stories of customers at his day job. Gumballs offers a variety of flavors that will surely delight anyone with a taste for candid self-reflection and observations of humanity.