Author: Erin Nations
Publisher: Top Shelf Productions 2018
Genre: Graphic Novel
Rating: 4/5 stars
Reading Challenges: Graphic Novel
Gumballs dispenses an array of bright, candy-colored short comics about Erin's gender transition, anecdotal true tales of growing up as a triplet, and fictional stories of a socially inept lovestruck 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 of 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.
Picked this one up on the recommendation of the Reading Glasses podcast. I loved the mix of serious plot points and more humorous points. The illustrations are basic, but the dialogue and topics covered are amazing. I’ve really been enjoying graphic novel memoirs lately.
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