Author: Erin Nations
Discover the pioneering new comic from transgender cartoonist Erin Nations! Called by critics "funny, sincere, and just generally brilliant," Gumballs is a one-man variety show spanning graphic memoir, observational comedy, razor-sharp character studies, and so much more. 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. 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!
Author: Brian Addison
A picture book of poems largely focused on teaching children (and refreshing adults!) about some of life’s basic lessons.
A CLASSIC OF WESTERN NARRATIVE NON-FICTION This portrait of a gumball entrepreneur's life in 1950s America is a slice or retail business history and a funny freelance memoir all rolled into one. When James Nelson decides to move his family out West to California in 1952, he takes the leap into entrepreneurship by buying a slew of gumball machines. The ad guaranteed quick profits and easy money, but comic frustrations were what he got. Savvy modern readers will laugh at Nelson's charming naivete while millennial freelancers will identify with his determination to keep on after endless setbacks. The gumball machine is an iconic symbol of 1950s Americana, and while the story chronicles Nelson's foibles with gumball entrepreneurship, it's the funny characters he meets along the way that are the true stars of this funny memoir. His larger-than-life descriptions of the characters of San Francisco and Sonoma county paint historic California as a fun scene-even for a man who makes his living one grubby penny at a time. A fun read for fans of humorous travel writing, Sonoma County or San Francisco narratives, or anyone wanting to get an insider view of start-up from the days before Silicon Valley.
Author: Erin Nations
Publisher: IDW Publishing
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. This book collects Gumballs #1-4, plus 32 pages of brand-new content! 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.
Title: Gumball's First Dance--the word "first" is crossed out and replaced with "Last!."
Based on the award-winning animated series, The Amazing World of Gumball features a wacky cast of characters and a ton of heart, so we were delighted to bring Gumball Watterson and the town of Elmore to comics for the first time. What It Is: Gumball Watterson thinks he's the coolest kid in school, his little sister Anais begs to differ, and Darwin just wants to stay out of trouble! Anything can happen in the crazy town of Elmore, and Gumball is the master of causing all sorts of trouble with his crazy schemes. Collects issues #1-4, including the Free Comic Book Day story.
It's the last day of summer, and Gumball is all ready for a date-uh, pool party-with Penny. The only problem? An assignment from Miss Simian he's neglected all summer!Gumball This hilarious 112-page, paper-over-board journal is another great addition to The Amazing World of Gumball.
Author: Keith Baker
Publisher: HMH Books For Young Readers
Mr. and Mrs. Green, the alligator couple, compete in a guessing contest to win all of the gumballs in a giant gumball machine.
Ten-year-old Daisy and her two pals, Michael and Patrick, stumble across an abandoned old shed on their way to the park. Inside, they find a life-sized dusty old gumball machine with thousands of colorful gumballs inside the clear globe at the top. When one of the kids inserts a coin, the gigantic machine begins to rumble and shake and their strange journey begins. They are unable to fight the strong force that sucks them up the swirling tunnel and inside the gumball machine. Once inside, they find themselves in a strange but colorful, magical world. Unable to escape, the kids explore this odd place and meet some interesting gumball people who show them their world and introduce them to their friends. After a while, the kids begin to worry and wonder whether they'll find their way home or whether they'll have to stay in that gumball machine forever.
In this third original graphic novel of The Amazing World of Gumball, Darwin and Richard love the Annual Elmore Bake-Off, and this year, they finally remembered to sign up. But when a Gumball from the future travels back in time to warn Anais and present-day Gumball of the repercussions of beating the current champion Bobert, they’re faced with a choice: let Darwin and Mr. Dad follow their dreams...or save the world.
Includes: Hidden value / by Jeremy Lawson.
When Anais goes to Darwin and Gumball for help in learning about sports to prove she can beat the new exchange student, things get out of hand when the whole school gets involved in a fake sport that her brothers totally -no, really- know how to play. Anais is having a hard time dealing with a new exchange student, and decides to challenge him in a sport...only, she doesn’t know how to play any sports. Deciding that Gumball and Darwin will be the help she needs, she asks her brothers to show her how it’s done. Gumball and Darwin don’t want to let her down, but also have no idea what they are doing, and so they decide to invent their own sport to show off how cool they are. This works until the whole school gets drawn into an intergalactic showdown with their made-up sport as the battle field. Written by Megan Brennan (Steven Universe, Pencil Pup) and illustrated by Kate Sherron (Regular Show), The Amazing World of Gumball: Scrimmage Scramble is a slam dunk on the football field, you won’t want to miss out on these sporty hijinxs -- no matter what planet you’re on!
It's a beautiful day for a Renaissance Faire, and the Watterson family is having a blast taking in ye olde fun and games-- until a magician's illusion turns into a real spell, and all of Elmore is cast into a fairy tale world of quests, danger and magical adventures! Can Wizard Darwin, Knight Anais and Jester Gumball save Richard from his everlasting turkey-leg0induced sleep, or will the citizens of Elmore remain trapped in the Middle Ages forever?
Head First Statistics
Author: Dawn Griffiths
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Wouldn't it be great if there were a statistics book that made histograms, probability distributions, and chi square analysis more enjoyable than going to the dentist? Head First Statistics brings this typically dry subject to life, teaching you everything you want and need to know about statistics through engaging, interactive, and thought-provoking material, full of puzzles, stories, quizzes, visual aids, and real-world examples. Whether you're a student, a professional, or just curious about statistical analysis, Head First's brain-friendly formula helps you get a firm grasp of statistics so you can understand key points and actually use them. Learn to present data visually with charts and plots; discover the difference between taking the average with mean, median, and mode, and why it's important; learn how to calculate probability and expectation; and much more. Head First Statistics is ideal for high school and college students taking statistics and satisfies the requirements for passing the College Board's Advanced Placement (AP) Statistics Exam. With this book, you'll: Study the full range of topics covered in first-year statistics Tackle tough statistical concepts using Head First's dynamic, visually rich format proven to stimulate learning and help you retain knowledge Explore real-world scenarios, ranging from casino gambling to prescription drug testing, to bring statistical principles to life Discover how to measure spread, calculate odds through probability, and understand the normal, binomial, geometric, and Poisson distributions Conduct sampling, use correlation and regression, do hypothesis testing, perform chi square analysis, and more Before you know it, you'll not only have mastered statistics, you'll also see how they work in the real world. Head First Statistics will help you pass your statistics course, and give you a firm understanding of the subject so you can apply the knowledge throughout your life.