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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. 

LINKS: DINK COMIC & ART EXPO and DINK FACEBOOK PAGE and @DINKDENVER


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. 

LINKS: FLOATING WORLD COMCS and FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

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.

LINK: PORTLAND MONTHLY - ON THE TOWN


DECEMBER 31, 2016

GUMBALLS (NUMBER ONE) RELEASE PARTY and SIGNING!

Stop by Floating World Comics on January 18th and pick up a signed copy of Gumballs. Drinks and refreshments provided!

LINKS: FLOATING WORLD COMICS  and FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE


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.

LINK: COMICSVERSE 


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.

LINK: EUZINE FEST - INTERVIEW: ERIN NATIONS


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

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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

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Erin Nations Pops Out with GUMBALLS

Recently, Matt Santori-Griffith at COMICOSITY interviewed me about Gumballs. You can read the interview HERE.

LINK: COMICOSITY


OCTOBER 22, 2016

EUZINE COMICS & ZINE FEST

I will be tabling at the First Annual EUZINE Comics & Zine Fest on Saturday 11.12.16 from 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM at the Broadway Commerce Center in Eugene, Oregon.

Learn more at EUZINEFEST.COM and check out the FACEBOOK PAGE!  


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?

DETAILS: 


OCTOBER 03, 2016

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Introducing GUMBALLS!

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!