Erika Moen and Matthew Nolan

Erika Moen and Matthew  Nolan

Erika Moen is a freelance cartoonist born June 25, 1983 and graduated with an Illustrated Storytelling self-designed degree from Pitzer College in 2006. She lives in Portland, Oregon where she has been a member of Helioscope since 2008. Having created comics for well over a decade, her work has been published by Dark Horse, Image, Villard and Scholastic, among many others. In addition to creating comics, she also regularly teaches classes and guest lectures on the subject in high schools and colleges around the country. She is best known for her completed autobiographical comic DAR!

Matthew Nolan is wise beyond his years. He's been helping make sex education comics for the past five years and still looks great doing it. He lives in Portland with his wife Erika Moen, and cat Flapjack, who doesn't contribute to the comics at all, despite living off of the proceeds. Lazy, if you ask me. Matt's almost entirely grey, despite only being in his 30s!

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Let's Talk About It: The Teen's Guide to Sex, Relationships, and Being a Human

Let's Talk About It: The Teen's Guide to Sex, Relationships, and Being a Human
Graphic Novel, Non-Fiction, 9781984893147
Recommended for teens
Recommended to read before TBF

Growing up is complicated. How do you find the answers to all the questions you have about yourself, about your identity, and about your body? Let's Talk About It provides a comprehensive, thoughtful, well-researched graphic novel guide to everything you need to know. Covering relationships, friendships, gender, sexuality, anatomy, body image, safe sex, sexting, jealousy, rejection, sex education, and more, Let's Talk About It is the go-to handbook for every teen, and the first in graphic novel form.

When we asked our authors what they were or might have been voted in HS, Erika Moen and Matthew answered most likely to become a cartoonist.

Other Fun Facts

  • Matt's hair started graying at age 10.
  • Erika sneezes three times in a row.
  • Our cat is named Tig.
  • Erika was a contestant on a reality TV show in 2013 (She made it exactly halfway through).
  • Both Erika and Matt are the oldest of their siblings.