Tyler Cohen is addicted to actual books and paper in a time when we are moving into the digital, and finds it highly ironic that she reads a lot of science fiction.
As an undergraduate at the University of Chicago, she created her own program of interdisciplinary study in gender and sexuality, combining anthropology, literature, and visual art. Continuing her interdisciplinary tendencies, she made mini-comics in the '90s and '00s. In 2004, she earned her MFA in drawing and painting at California College of the Arts, and, shortly thereafter, had her first solo show.
Currently, she is working on a series of art-comics, the Primahood books. Four issues and counting, the series wanders through a multi-angle exploration of femaleness, mixing Mamapants vignettes--which speak from a place of being a feminist parent of a young daughter--with the surreal landscape of a group of beings called Primazons, and a journalistic dip into words and ideas. She is a contributor to The Feminist Utopia Project (Feminist Press), the Ignatz award-winning anthology Qu33r (Northwest Press), and is an ongoing contributor to MuthaMagazine.com.
She has shared her love of the comics medium as a Teaching Artist both weekly and in workshops at the San Francisco Children's Art Center.
Tyler Cohen lives in San Francisco and works as a freelance artist, teacher, and designer. Available for commissions.
- visual narrative
- book arts
- Book Design
- Adobe CS5