was born in 1951 in Chicago, Illinois.
In the Fall of 2005, Fantagraphics released Carol Tyler's newest work,
Late Bloomer, her first book in 12 years. It is packed with new and
previously unpublished work along with a collection of gems from the
past 20 years. Her first book, The Job Thing, stories about miserable
employment, was published in 1993. With Late Bloomer, C. Tyler has mastered
the delicate balance of wit, honesty, and self-deprecating humor to
create comics that are both humorous and realistic. Robert Crumb calls
Carol "a great artist" and says in the intro to her book "
. . . her work has the extremely rare quality of genuine, authentic
heart." Tyler's work has appeared in many anthologies including
Weirdo, Drawn & Quarterly and the The Comics Journal Special Editions.
Late Bloomer, Fantagraphics Books, 2005.
RoadStrips, Chronicle Books, 2005.
Smithsonian Book of Comic-Book Comics, Fall 2004, 1992.
Comics Journal Special Edition, Summer, 2002, Winter, 2002, 2003,
Pulse!, Tower Records, CA, Feb 1995, Nov, 1997.
Mind Riot, Simon & Schuster, April, 1997.
Zero Zero, Fantagraphics, 1995.
Narrative Corpse, Gates of Heck/Raw Books/Penguin, 1995.
Mothers and Daughters, Ballantine Books, 1994.
"The Job Thing" Fantagraphics, Summer, 1993.
Drawn & Quarterly, 1992 - 1995.
Twisted Sisters, Kitchen Sink, Viking-Penguin, 1991 - 1994.
New Comics Anthology, Collier Books, Macmillan Publishing, 1991.
Best Comics of the Decade, Fantagraphics, 1990.
Heck, Rip-Off Press, 1989.
Prime Cuts, Fantagraphics, 1989.
LA Weekly, 1988.
Weirdo, Last Gasp, SF, Issues 19 - 25, 1987 - 1994.
Wimmens Comix, 1987 - 1991.
Suttertown News, Sacramento, CA 1986-88.
Numerous other publications.
Art Shows and Awards:
Listed on the "Top 100 Cartoonists of the Century" by The
Harvey Award Nominee: Late Bloomer, June, 2006
Friends of Lulu Hall of Famet Nominee, June 2006
"Cartoon Tunes: Capturing Music in Comics" Cartoon Art Museum
San Francisco, May, 2003
"The Cartoonist Eye" A+D Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago.
"Comic Revolutions" Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton
County, August 2005
"C. Tyler: Drawn To It", Todd Brown Gallery, Indiana, 2003.
"Women Behind the Panels" Festival Internacional de Banda
B. D. Amadora, Spain 2003.
"She Draws Comics: Great Women Cartoonists," Cartoon Art Museum
San Francisco, 2003.
Germany, Portugal, and Spain, 2001. Secession Gallery, Vienna Austria,
"Vintage Justin Green & Carol Tyler", Winton Place Winery,
California Works, Award of Merit, California State Fair, Sacramento,
Twisted Sisters II: Drawing the Line, White Columns Gallery, New York,
NY, 1996 and
The Cartoon Art Museum, San Francisco, California, Fall 1995.
Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Nominee: "The Hannah Story",
"Comic Power" Exit Art Gallery, NYC, Sept. 1993, Mass. College
of Art, 1994,
Vancouver, CA 1994, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina CA, 1994.
Twisted Sisters I: A Collection of Bad Girl Art, La Luz de Jesus Gallery,
"Valley Cartoonists: Bob Armstrong, R. Crumb, Justin Green, Aline
Carol Tyler" Davis Art Center, Davis, CA, 1988.
Dori Seda Memorial Award, Best New Female Cartoonist of Decade, 1988.
"New Works" Grant recipient, Sacramento Metro Arts Commission,
"Form and Intent" Coloma Community Center, Sacramento, CA,
Crocker-Kingsley Exhibit, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA, 1986.
"Ladies Who Paint", Small Walls Gallery, 1984.
Senior Exhibit, Lowe Art Gallery, Syracuse University, NY, 1983.
"8 Painters" Lubin House, NYC, 1983.
"Muscular Modernism" Lowe Art Gallery, NYC, 1983.
"Wanda-n-Elvis' Immaculate Conception" Narratives Exhibit,
Danceteria, NYC, 1983.
Syracuse University Honors Fellow, 1982.
"New Works" Knoxville Women's Center, Knoxville, TN, 1982.
"Placid Reflections" Blue Gentian Gallery, Saranac Lake, NY,
Artist-In-Residence, Tennessee Arts Commission, 1979.
Senior Show, Art Barn Gallery, MTSU, Murfreesboro, TN, 1978.
"Art On, Art Of Paper Art" Purchase Award, Illinois State
University, Normal, IL 1978.
"Drawers & Dressers", Fair-Vue Gallery, Murfreesboro,
Scholastic Art Awards, Regional Merit Winner, Mount Prospect, IL, 1968.
American Legion School Award Citation of Recognition, Lake Region IL,
Grand Award Recipient, All-Schools Traffic Safety Poster Contest, Fox
Lake, IL, 1965.
Certificate of Achievement, Art, 4-H Club, Lake County, IL, 1964.
Blue Ribbon Art Entries, Lake County Fair, 1963 - 1969.
The Comedy Store, Los Angeles, 1991 - 92. TV Pilot. Played Marion Linthead
"Rick & Rubi's Patio Show." Los Angeles, CA, November
Great American Music Hall, "Patio Days" San Francisco, 1992.
Clunie Center, Sacramento, 1991.
Interviews and Reviews:
"Editor's Choice" New York Times Book Review. Late Bloomer,
"Flowers in December", Time.com, Dec. 2005
"Funnies Folks", Cincinnati Enquirer, Sept, 2005
"Drawn to be an Artist", City Beat, Cincinnati, Aug. 2005
Featured in Entertainment Weekly, Fall, 1992
BFA Middle Tennessee State University, 1978
MFA Syracuse University, 1983