DECEMBER 21, 2018
Under the Radar’s Holiday Gift Guide 2018 Part 10: Graphic Novels and Books
Still need to buy a gift for someone? Gumballs was listed as a gift recommendation for graphic novel fans in Under The Radar Magazine‘s Holiday Gift Guide 2018.
LINK: UNDER THE RADAR
NOVEMBER 15, 2018
MIAMI BOOK FAIR
Hey Miami Folks, If you’re gonna be attending Miami Book Fair this weekend, I’ll be on a panel with cartoonists Liana Finck, Maggie Thrash, and Michael Kupperman. See ya in a couple days!
LINK: MIAMI BOOK FAIR
NOVEMBER 04, 2018
COZY ZINES - A PZS POP - UP
Hey Portland folks, stop by Gallery Nucleus next Sunday (Nov. 11th) and check out Cozy Zines. I'll be apart of the Portland Zine Symposium Pop-Up sale with copies of Gumballs and a small collection of my zines. Hope to see ya there! Click the links below for details including the time and address.
OCTOBER 30, 2018
SHORT RUN 2018
Hey Seattle folks, I'm gonna be at Short Run (Comics and Arts Festival) on Saturday (Nov. 3rd). Stop by the Fisher Pavilion and check it out! I'll be at table M:76 with some comics and zines.
LINK: SHORT RUN
SEPTEMBER 08, 2018
ROSE CITY COMIC CON 2018
Rose City Comic Con is taking place at The Convention Center this weekend. Stop by the IDW-PDX booth (exhibitor table #1118) and say hello! I’ll be around for a little bit to sign copies of Full Bleed magazine. Bring your copy of Gumballs. I’ll sign those too!
AUGUST 29, 2018
NEW PODCAST INTERVIEW
I had the pleasure of chatting with Dan Berry on his podcast “Make It and Then Tell Everybody”. We talked about making comics, drawing styles, education, and many other things.
Click the link below to listen.
AUGUST 27, 2018
GUMBALLS NOMINATED FOR AN IGNATZ AWARD!
I’m delighted to be nominated for an Ignatz Award this year at SPX! Gumballs is nominated in the “Outstanding Series” category.
The ceremony will be held on Saturday night (9/15). Also, be sure to stop by the Top Shelf booth at SPX to pick up a copy of Gumballs. More details TBA.
LINK: SMALL PRESS EXPO
AUGUST 09, 2018
FLAME CON 2018
I'm excited to announce that I will be at Flame Con next weekend (AUGUST 18th - 19th)! If you're in New York, come hang out at the largest queer comic con!
You can find me at table T153. I'll have copies of Gumballs (single issues and the trade paperback). I'll also be debuting two brand new zines (Drift and Sure To Fall)!
Also, make sure to stop by the Signing & Selfie table from 3 PM - 4 PM on Sunday so you can meet me and the rest of the creators who contributed to the We're Still Here anthology. We'll be signing copies of the book.
JULY 17, 2018
SAN DIEGO COMIC CON 2018
I'm heading to Comic Con tomorrow! Stop by Booth #2743 this week to get your copy of Gumballs signed!
JULY 06, 2018
“DIY Resistance: 32 Ways To Fight Back” by Anthony Alvarado is in stores now.
I had the pleasure of contributing this illustration of Harvey Milk.
About The Book...
“DIY Resistance celebrates the power of the individual and shows how the reader can take inspiration from the actions and words of leaders, activists, and historical heroes, how we can learn to take care of ourselves physically and emotionally in troubled times, and do our part to look after the larger community around us. Our fight is not a new one. It has been going on continuously for thousands of years, as individuals and movements have stood up to despots and demagogues. DIY Resistance recalls the successful actions through which people's movements have defeated tyrants throughout history: Defend free speech, look after your community, know your rights, fight racism and misogyny, organize, protest, network, publish. The lessons of successful resistance are rich and they are everywhere around us. Take note, find your inspiration and your strength, join others around you who share your commitment.”
LINK: SEVEN STORIES PRESS
JUNE 26, 2018
JUNE 22, 2018
COMICS ALTERNATIVE INTERVIEW
I recently chatted with Derek Royal on the Comics Alternative podcast. You can listen to that now.
"In December of 2016, Top Shelf Productions published the first issue of Erin Nations’s Gumballs, the one of four issues that would be released over the course of the following year. This quarterly ran as a one-personal anthology, a collection of stories and observations, many of which were autobiographical in nature. Gumballs stood out among its peers in that it recalled the kind of comic books we used to get from other alternative creators such as Seth, Daniel Clowes, and Chris Ware. Now those creators have turned to the “graphic novel” or book form, and it’s a rarity that we get a comic book like this, making Gumballs stand out as a title of note. Now those four issues have been collected as a trade, one that has just been made available in the direct market and next week will be out for wider release. In this interview, Derek talks with Erin Nations about the genesis of his Gumballs series, his thoughts on being an autobiographical cartoonist, how he uses comics to chronicle his transitioning, and the various tones he strikes among the many stories contained within his series." - Derek Royal
LINK: COMICS ALTERNATIVE
MAY 17, 2018
GUMBALLS RELEASE PARTY AND ART EXHIBIT WITH ERIN NATIONS
If you’re in Portland on June 7th, please stop by Floating World for the release of the Gumballs trade paperback. I’ll be signing books and there will be an exhibit featuring original art from the book. See ya there!
MAY 10, 2018
THE NUCLEAR FAMILY GALLERY OPENING
The Nuclear Family is a group art show featuring work inspired by The Simpsons.
As someone who was artistically influenced by The Simpsons, I'm delighted to be apart of this show!
Stop by Art Market PDX (1125 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214) between 5 PM - 10 PM and check it out!
LINK: Art Market PDX
MAY 06, 2018
VISION QUEST #11
Vision Quest #11 is out now! Pick one up at any comic book shop in Portland (I think they’re located at every shop) and outside Stumptown Coffee on Belmont.
MAY 05, 2018
WE’RE STILL HERE: AN ALL TRANS COMICS ANTHOLOGY
Coming Soon! We’re Still Here: An All Trans Comics Anthology.
The first anthology of its kind, We’re Still Here: An All-Trans Comics Anthology offers dozens of new stories that render trans experiences in comics form: some fiction, some nonfiction, some sad, some thoughtful, some funny, some bizarre, all authentic. Edited by Jeanne Thornton and Tara Avery. (Release Date: July 2018.)
Head over to Stacked Deck Press to pre-order your copy now!
LINK: STACKED DECK PRESS
MAY 03, 2018
NEW GUMBALLS BOOKPLATES!
If you’re in Leeds, England during the release of Gumballs (Trade Paperback), make sure to stop in OK COMICS and get this free signed bookplate that comes with your purchase! Limited supply.
LINK: OK COMICS
APRIL 22, 2018
ARKANSAS LITERARY FESTIVAL
I’ve been invited to speak on a panel at the Arkansas Literary Festival. If you’re in Little Rock on Saturday, April 28, stop by the Roberts Library at 4 PM. I’ll be joining Trina Robbins and MK Czerweic on the “Cartoonists” panel.
Trina Robbins' Last Girl Standing "transports the reader from WWII-era New York, to the offices of EC and Marvel comics to the post-Summer of Love San Francisco counterculture, and beyond." Erin Nations' Gumballsfeatures a collection of illustrations, gag cartoons, observational drawings and reflections on the true-life journey of gender transition. MK Czerwiec's Taking Turns: Stories from HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371 known as Graphic Medicine, incorporates oral history and personal memoir to tell the story of one Chicago hospital unit.
APRIL 15, 2018
2018 DINKY AWARDS
I'm pleased to announce that I won a DINKY last night at the DINKY Awards!
I received the award for Outstanding Work Showcasing Diversity.
APRIL 11, 2018
DINK INDEPENDENT COMICS & ART EXPO 2018
Stop by TABLE 225 on the SECOND FLOOR to pick up some comics and zines by me!
Also, don't forget to check out the DINKY Awards on Saturday, April 14th, at 7:30 PM. I've been nominated in the Outstanding Work Showcasing Diversity category and Best Floppy Comic.
Check out my calendar of events for more details.
FEBRUARY 14, 2018
FULL BLEED MAGAZINE IN STORES TODAY!
Stop in your local comic book shop and pick up the premier issue of FULL BLEED magazine.
FULL BLEED is a brand-new quarterly, hand-crafted PRINT-ONLY 200-page hardcover “magazine,” curated and edited by IDW Publishing’s Dirk Wood and Ted Adams. By merging the best in comics, fiction, non-fiction, deep dive interviews, opinion, history, think-pieces and more, FULL BLEED will be a reading experience like no other, and a beautiful artisan addition to any bookshelf. Looking through an international lens, but filtered through the unique perspective of the IDW:PDX satellite office in Portland Oregon, FULL BLEED will tackle all aspects of the creative culture, and beyond — comics, music, film, tv, fine art, photography, design, politics and more.
FEBRUARY 9, 2018
VISION QUEST # 10 RELEASE PARTY
The new issue of Vision Quest comes out today!
Vision Quest is a FREE quarterly printed comics newspaper distributed in Portland, Oregon. The paper features local Portland cartoonist (including me).
Stop by Floating World Comics tonight (6 PM - 8 PM) to pick up the new issue.
FEBRUARY 8, 2018
19 NEW TITLES TO LOOK FORWARD TO THIS YEAR FROM TOP SHELF
Entertainment Weekly provided previews of some of the new comic books and graphic novels (from Top Shelf Productions) slated for release this year. One of the 19 titles is the GUMBALLS trade paperback.
Gumballs, by Erin Nations
“We actually launched Gumballs as a comic book series (very unusual for Top Shelf), and it’s racked up glowing reviews and word-of-mouth love for its unpretentious, wide-ranging take on humanity. A lot of Erin’s comics are autobiographical — he’s not only transgender, he’s part of a set of triplets — so readers will love his firsthand take on issues like single-gender bathrooms and childhood birthday presents. But they’re also interspersed with whimsical character studies and workaday observations, forming a well-rounded portrait of a fascinating creative mind.”
— Chris Staros and Leigh Walton
LINK: ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY