Saturday, January 28, 2017

PIX 2017 Special Guest Announcement: Carol Tyler

PIX is pleased to announce Carol Tyler as a special guest at PIX 2017.  Ms. Tyler is an eleven-time Eisner Award-nominated cartoonist widely heralded for her autobiographical stories.  Since first being published in Weirdo Magazine in 1987, she has gone on to produce a unique body of work that emphasizes empathy and humanity while simultaneously constituting a series of innovations in alternative approaches to comics story-telling.  A good chunk of this is available in her 2005 collection, Late Bloomer.  Her masterpiece is her family history trilogy, You’ll Never Know (later collected in an omnibus titled, Soldier's Heart), that conveys her father’s  – and mother’s – experiences during WW II and brilliantly conveys how these experiences shaped her parents’ lives, the family she grew up in and her own life as well, and in the process creating a singular work in the vast literature of WW II experiences.  Currently working out of Cincinnati, OH, she teaches a class on comics, graphic novels and sequential art at the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning.  She was declared a Master Cartoonist at the 2016 Cartoon Crossroads Columbus Festival at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, in recognition of her contributions to the medium.  You can get a glimpse into her world by reading this far ranging Comics Journal interview conducted by Chris Mautner.