Natalie “Tally” Nourigat was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. She attended the University of Oregon and majored in Japanese with a minor in business. Her senior thesis for the Clark Honors College examined sequential art and storytelling in comics. Natalie interned at Periscope Studio in 2008 and was delighted to join the studio in 2011. She works alongside some of the best writers and artists in comics. Image Comics published her first book, Between Gears, in February 2012 and she illustrated the Marvels of Money For Kids series. She has illustrated graphic novels for Oni Press and Lerner Publishing Group, and she is currently hard at work on her own project, Over the Surface.