Discover the pioneering new comic from transgender cartoonist Erin Nations! Called by critics “funny, sincere, and just generally brilliant,” Gumballs 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.
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.
This book collects Gumballs #1-4, plus 32 pages of brand-new content!
Winner of the 2018 Dinky Award for Outstanding Work Showcasing Diversity
“Fantastic.” — Virginia Library Association Graphic Novel Diversity Awards “Nations is a standout, portraying his experience with humor and honesty, and with distinctive, whimsical art.” — Publishers Weekly, Top 10 Comics & Graphic Novels for Spring 2018
“No comic in 2017 spoke as deeply and personally while entertaining as Gumballs did. A mix of autobiographical comic strips about the author’s journey as a trans man and other socially awkward funnies, Gumballs consistently delivered warmth, optimism in the face of challenge, and one of the finest printed publications around.” — Comicosity
“Gumballs 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.” — ComicsVerse
“Gumballs 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