I've been doing artwork of one kind or another since the 1960s but the focus on cartooning has been since the 1980s. My work first started appearing in R. Crumb’s Weirdo back in the 80s, when Aline Kominsky-Crumb was the editor. Over three decades, I’ve had a lot of work published, have had several solo books and my work appears in lots of anthologies and magazines.
Here’s my official short bio:
Carol Tyler is an award winning comic book artist/writer whose autobiographical stories reflect her struggles as an artist, worker, wife and mother.
She received an MFA in painting from Syracuse University in the 1980s and soon after began to get her work published in San Francisco with Robert Crumb. At ComicCon in 1988, Tyler was awarded the Dori Seda Memorial award for Best New Female Cartoonist.
Her work has received top honors, including ten Eisner Awards nominations, the LA Book Prize, and multiple Harvey and Ignatz nominations. “The Hannah Story” was named on the list of the Top 100 Cartoonists of the Century. Her latest book is titled “You'll Never Know,” a graphic memoir of the author’s relationship with her World War II veteran father, and how his PTSD shaped her childhood and affected her relationships in adulthood (2009 - 2013). It has been on Time Magazine’s Top Ten and recently on Rolling Stone Magazine’s Top 50 Graphic Novels. She has additional two solo short story collections, “The Job Thing” (1993) and “Late Bloomer” (2005).
Professor Tyler teaches Comics, Graphic Novels & Sequential Art at the University of Cincinnati and is also a Residency Artist with the Ohio Arts Council. She currently does a monthly page called “Tomatoes” on the inside back page of Cincinnati Magazine.
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