Gumballs TPB (2018 Top Shelf) comic books
1st printing. Collects Gumballs (2016 IDW) #1-4.
Story and art by Erin Nations.
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. 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!
"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 Cover price $19.99.