Natalie "Tally" Nourigat was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. She fell in love with comics at 14 and hasn't stopped making them since. In 2011, she became a member of Periscope Studios where she works alongside some of the best writers and artists in comics. Her debut graphic novel autobiography Between Gears helped her launch into a comics career during the years she was expecting to work as a barista, so she is perpetually delighted and amazed that she gets to draw as much as she likes. She still lives in Portland because it is pretty great.