APRIL 18, 2017
QUEERER THAN EVER: 30 MORE INDIE TITLES DOING RIGHT BY LGBTA FANS
For the past 3 years, COMICOSITY has put together a list of 35 indie comic titles that include queer characters or themes. Each title offers significant queer representation that the folks at COMICOSITY recommend you check out. This year, they included 30 more indie comics to wrap up an even 100, and Gumballs was one of the titles listed!
"Transforming his comic strip style to a brand new anthology, cartoonist Erin Nations tells a semi-autobiographical tale of his gender transition, depression, and just general awkward life."
March 21, 2017
GUMBALLS #1 - DINKY NOMINATION
Gumballs (Issue #1) has been nominated for a Dinky Award in the category for Outstanding Work - Diversity. Other nominations in this category include: What is Obscenity by Rokudenashiko (Koyama Press), A City Inside by Tillie Walden (Avery Hill Publishing), and Your Black Friend by Ben Passmore (Silver Sprocket).
The winners for the 2017 Dinky Awards will be announced at 7:30 PM, Saturday April 8th at the McNichols Civic Center Building in Denver, Colorado.
February 21, 2017
VISION QUEST 7 RELEASE PARTY
The 7th issue of Vision Quest, Portland Oregon’s FREE comic newspaper, arrives this March! Vision Quest is a collaborative effort, published and distributed by local comix writers and artists. We are excited to host a release party and art exhibit to celebrate the latest issue. Featuring artwork by Sophie Franz, Josh Simmons, Lark Pien, Alex Chiu, Jason Sturgill, Erin Nations and many many more!
Tim Goodyear (Teenage Dinosaur / Video Tonfa), one of the publishers and contributors elaborated on the inspiration behind it saying “Vision Quest is a boiler plate we got from The Intruder up in Seattle. I have been bummed on the commercial structure of comics for a long time and have tried many times to get comics to folks with out all the barriers that are in place. Ian Sundahl asked me how The Intruder paper was structured and I told him what Max Clotfelter had told me. He asked if I’d want to do that here, I said I wasn’t sure. 6 or 8 months later he asked me again and I said yes. It’s been great. I love it.”
“Money is gross,” Goodyear says. “Money is a terrible obstacle for the growth of comics. People think they like comics but most don’t really know—finding, choosing and paying for them is not something I see much. Mini comics have such small quantities that few people ever get to see them. How can an artist get seen and find the audience who will love them?” The solution? Vision Quest. “It’s free so we don’t need to be present and their curiosity is the only cost,” Goodyear says, speaking of the paper’s various drop-off locations, scouted by the artists and publishers.
Image by Sophie Franz and Text by Floating World Comics
JANUARY 23, 2017
RADIO INTERVIEW WITH XRAY IN THE MORNING
Tune in at 8:45 AM on Tuesday, JAN 31, at 8:45 AM to XRAY.FM. I'll be in studio for a guest interview.
LINK: XRAY - IN THE MORNING
JANUARY 12, 2017
THIS COMIC BY AN OPENLY TRANS PORTLANDER BELONGS ON YOUR READING LIST
I recently spoke with Jason Buehrer from Portland Monthly about Gumballs, identity, and being a trans cartoonist.
DECEMBER 31, 2016
DECEMBER 26, 2016
INTERVIEW WITH ERIN NATIONS: AN IMPORTANT NEW VOICE
In this new interview, I spoke with Liam Nolan at ComicsVerse about working for Top Shelf, why I chose to make comics, and the importance of trans/non-CIS voices in comics.
DECEMBER 21, 2016
GUMBALLS (NUMBER 1) RELEASED TODAY!
Head over to your local comic book shop and pick up GUMBALLS (Number 1) or order now at Top Shelf Productions!
DECEMBER 19, 2016
INTERVIEW WITH ERIN NATIONS, THE COMICS CONFECTIONER BEHIND GUMBALLS
New interview at Geeks OUT! I spoke with Aria Baci about comics, art, binders, and other things.
LINK: GEEKS OUT
NOVEMBER 02, 2016
EUZINE FEST INTERVIEW
Head over to the Official EUZINE Fest website to read an interview I did with them.
NOVEMBER 01, 2016
PRE-ORDER O.P. (ISSUE #18): THE BATHROOM ISSUE
Pick up the latest issue of Original Plumbing: Beyond Bathrooms, which features a comic by me about an experience I had in the men's restroom.
LINK: ORIGINAL PLUMBING STORE
OCTOBER 31, 2016
INTERVIEW WITH FTM MAGAZINE
Read all about my creative habits and my favorite transgender trailblazer in the interview I did with FTM Magazine.
LINK: FTM MAGAZINE
OCTOBER 28, 2016
PRE-ORDER GUMBALLS (ISSUE #2)!
GUMBALLS #2 is now available to Pre-Order at Top Shelf Productions! Pick one up HERE!
OCTOBER 27, 2016
OCTOBER 22, 2016
OCTOBER 14, 2016
VISION QUEST 6 RELEASE PARTY
Stop by Stumptown Coffee (Belmont) TONIGHT @ 8 PM for the release ofVision Quest 6!
Vision Quest is a free comix paper organized by Tim Goodyear and Ian Sundahl. The paper is printed quarterly and features underground comic artists from Portland, Oregon.
Stop in an grab a warm beverage, chill with the cartoonist who have contributed to Vision Quest (including me), and enjoy the latest issue. How can you say no to coffee and free comics?
OCTOBER 03, 2016
Exciting news today! Top Shelf announced the launch of my new comic book Gumballs (#1). It’ll be released in December, but you can pre-order it now!
Check out the NEWS at Top Shelf and pick up a copy!