Graphic novelist Carol Tyler will present a craft talk titled “Writing and Drawing the Graphic Novel” on Thursday, Nov. 3, from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in the Three Top Mountain Room of the Plemmons Student Union.

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On Thursday, Nov. 3, graphic novelist Carol Tyler will present a craft talk titled “Writing and Drawing the Graphic Novel” from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in the Three Top Mountain Room of the Plemmons Student Union. She will read from and show her work at 7:30 p.m. in the Turchin Center Lecture Hall, TCVA-1102. The Lecture Hall is accessible through clearly marked double doors on the back side of the Center that are visible from the parking lot of the Turchin Center for Visual Arts. Book sales and signing will follow each event.

Carol Tyler is one of the most important and influential artists to come out of the alternative comics movement of the 1980s. She is known for her beautifully written and drawn autobiographical stories. She received a B.F.A. from Middle Tennessee State University and an M.F.A. in painting from Syracuse University. After some years in New York City, she moved to San Francisco and began getting her comics published in R. Crumb’s Weirdo comics magazine. At the 1988 San Diego Comic Con, Tyler was awarded the Dori Seda Memorial award for Best New Female Cartoonist. 

Tyler’s latest graphic novel is “Soldier’s Heart: The Campaign to Understand My WWII Veteran Father, A Daughter’s Memoir” (2015). “Soldier’s Heart” describes the author’s damaged relationship with her father, and how his untreated PTSD shaped her childhood and affected her relationships in adulthood. In 2016, “Soldier’s Heart” received the Gold Medal of Excellence from the Society of Illustrators and received the Slate.com Cartoonist Studio Prize for Best Print Comic of 2015. It has also received rave reviews from many prestigious magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times.

“Soldier’s Heart” was named on Time’s Top Ten Comics of the year list, and Rolling Stone placed “Soldier’s Heart” on the list of Top 50 Graphic Novels of all time. Tyler’s work has earned eleven Eisner Award nominations, two L.A. Book Prize nominations and an Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council.

Tyler also has two short story collections, “The Job Thing” (1993) and “Late Bloomer” (2005).

Professor Tyler teaches Comics, Graphic Novels, and Sequential Art at the University of Cincinnati DAAP School of Art and is a Residency Artist with the Ohio Arts Council.

 

Parking is free on campus after 5 p.m. We recommend the Library Parking Deck on College Street (from King Street, turn down College Street at the First Baptist Church). To reach the Student Union, cross College Street and follow the walkway between the chiller plant and the University Bookstore, passing the Post Office and entering the Student Union on the second floor. For further parking information or a map, please see parking.appstate.edu.

For further information on the Fall season, please email weinbergsc@appstate.edu. To receive Appalachian’s “This Week in the Arts” announcements by email, please contact arts-events@appstate.edu.

Web resources are visitingwriters.appstate.edu and on Facebook, appstatevisitingwriters

The Visiting Writers Series is named in honor of Hughlene Bostian Frank (class of 1968), a 2013 Appalachian Alumni Association Outstanding Service award recipient, past member of Appalachian's Board of Trustees, current board member of the ASU Foundation and generous supporter of Appalachian State University.

The Fall 2016 Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series is supported by Appalachian State University Foundation Inc., Appalachian’s Office of Academic Affairs, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of English, Office of Multicultural Student Development, University Bookstore, Belk Library and Information Commons and Appalachian Journal. Business sponsors are The Gideon Ridge Inn, The Red Onion Restaurant and The New Public House & Hotel. Community sponsors include John and the late Margie Idol, Paul and Judy Tobin, Alice Naylor and Thomas McLaughlin.

Dates and Times

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Thu, 11/03/2016 - 12:30pm - 1:45pm Admission is free and open to the public. The Three Top Mountain Room of the Plemmons Student Union n/a

Contact Information

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Susan Weinberg

The Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series

The Visiting Writers Series is named in honor of Hughlene Bostian Frank (class of 1968), a 2013 Appalachian Alumni Association Outstanding Service award recipient, past member of Appalachian's Board of Trustees, current board member of the ASU Foundation, and generous supporter of Appalachian State University. Honoring the late newspaperwoman and writer Rachel Rivers-Coffey, the Rachel Rivers-Coffey Distinguished Professorship in Creative Writing annually sponsors the fall semester residency of...


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