June 7 – GUMBALLS release party and art exhibit with Erin Nations

Join us June 7th for a release party and art exhibit with Erin Nations, to celebrate the release of his new book Gumballs.

Gumballs dispenses an array of bright, candy-colored short comics about Erin’s gender transition, anecdotal tales of growing up as a triplet, and fictional stories of a socially inept love-struck 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 from 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. This book collects Gumballs #1-4, plus 32 pages of brand-new content! 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.

WHO: Erin Nations
WHAT: Gumballs release party and art exhibit
WHEN: Thursday June 7, 7-9pm
WHERE: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St.

Erin is an illustrator and cartoonist living in Portland, Oregon. He graduated from Southern Oregon University in 2005 and was accepted into the summer semester of Comics/Graphic Novel Certificate Program at the IPRC in 2013. He has shown work locally at The Pony Club Gallery, Benjamin Benjamin, and Gigantic Gallery. Since 2014, he has created a handful of zines and his first comic Twins-Triplet.

“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

“GUMBALLS is a comic that feels true to its name…There’s a wonderful, powerful art at work here…” — The Creators Project

“This comic by an openly trans Portlander belongs on your reading list.” — Portland Monthly