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Carol Tyler is an award winning comic book artist/writer known for autobiographical stories.


She received an MFA in painting from Syracuse University in the 1983. After a few years in NYC, she moved to San Francisco and began getting her work published in R. Crumb’s Weirdo. At ComicCon in 1988, Ms. Tyler was awarded the Dori Seda Memorial award for Best New Female Cartoonist.


Tyler’s work has received ten Eisner Awards nominations, two LA Times Book Prize nominations, multiple Harvey and Ignatz nominations, an Inkpot Award, and an Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council. Her brilliant “The Hannah Story” was named on the list of the Top 100 Comic Works of the Century. Carol’s latest book (2015) is a magnificent graphic masterpiece. “Soldier’s Heart: The Campaign to Understand my WWII Veteran Father, A Daughter’s Memoir” (the Collected “You’ll Never Know” Trilogy) describes the author’s relationship with her Dad, and how his PTSD shaped her childhood and affected her relationships in adulthood. It received rave reviews from the New York Times Book Review, has appeared on Time Magazine’s Top Ten Comics Essentials list, and in Rolling Stone Magazine’s Top 50 Graphic Novels. She has two additional 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 DAAP School of Art and is a Residency Artist with the Ohio Arts Council. She recently won the 2016 Gold Metal from the Society of Illustrators and the Cartoonist Studio Prize for “Soldier’s Heart.” She is a 2016 Eisner Award Nominee (Comics Oscars) for Best Graphic Album, Reprint