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tyler
-does comics and illustrations
-Director of Print Technology Services at Minneapolis College of Art & Design
-Xeric Foundation grant, 2007
-Eisner Award nominee, 2003
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8 November 13
Reading through my 97% complete Raised on Ritalin rough draft before I write the conclusion. (Hoping to trim a little fat too!)

Reading through my 97% complete Raised on Ritalin rough draft before I write the conclusion. (Hoping to trim a little fat too!)

5 November 13
Time for a new sketchbook. #18 lasted almost exactly three years. I usually go through them a lot faster but the last two years have been mostly writing and research for Raised on Ritalin, and Chicagoland art duties. The bulk of #18 is filled with rough layouts, sketches, and notes for RoR.

Time for a new sketchbook. #18 lasted almost exactly three years. I usually go through them a lot faster but the last two years have been mostly writing and research for Raised on Ritalin, and Chicagoland art duties. The bulk of #18 is filled with rough layouts, sketches, and notes for RoR.

26 October 13
Bunnies. Doodlin’

Bunnies. Doodlin’

7 October 13

My Resumé in Comics. Started this a year or two back and never finished it once I realized how many jobs I’ve had. Though detailing my 9 months as a Laser light show producer/animator would be pretty fun.

19 August 13
Proof that I really am working hard on something. Rough draft is up to 351 pages.

Proof that I really am working hard on something. Rough draft is up to 351 pages.

10 July 13
Space man doodle. Playing around with brush settings…

Space man doodle. Playing around with brush settings…

3 July 13
Some superhero style action in the final Chicagoland Detective Agency!

Some superhero style action in the final Chicagoland Detective Agency!

13 June 13
I’ll be at the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) this weekend! Stop by - it’s FREEEEE!!

I’ll be at the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) this weekend! Stop by - it’s FREEEEE!!

5 May 13

Cooking up some magic! Half done with work on Chicagoland Detective Agency #6.

26 February 13
New ‘Raised on Ritalin’ pages are finally here! Thirty-nine of’em to be exact. This is part one of Chapter 4 and all of Chapter 5. I’m really happy with how this is turning out so far. Now the challenge is to finish up the full rough draft and find a publisher!

New ‘Raised on Ritalin’ pages are finally here! Thirty-nine of’em to be exact. This is part one of Chapter 4 and all of Chapter 5. I’m really happy with how this is turning out so far. Now the challenge is to finish up the full rough draft and find a publisher!

12 December 12

finally, a NOTHING BETTER update! seven glorious pages for you, just in time for the holidays!

30 November 12
Raised on Ritalin update: I think I’m about halfway done with a rough draft. I’ve spent the past few months writing and doing rough page layouts like these. I’m up to 151 pages.
The middle part of the book provides context to my personal story: the history of ADHD, some history of meds and psychiatry in general, and a look at current ADHD theories and meds.
Then it will segue back into my story and how learning all of this stuff reshaped my perception of my childhood, my past in general, my family, my relationships, my work, and so on.
And then the ever-important sound-bite-ready conclusion ;)

Raised on Ritalin update: I think I’m about halfway done with a rough draft. I’ve spent the past few months writing and doing rough page layouts like these. I’m up to 151 pages.

The middle part of the book provides context to my personal story: the history of ADHD, some history of meds and psychiatry in general, and a look at current ADHD theories and meds.

Then it will segue back into my story and how learning all of this stuff reshaped my perception of my childhood, my past in general, my family, my relationships, my work, and so on.

And then the ever-important sound-bite-ready conclusion ;)

29 November 12
Just finished up the art for the Chicagoland Detective Agency #5: The Bark in Space, a few weeks ago. It will be out in spring 2013.

Just finished up the art for the Chicagoland Detective Agency #5: The Bark in Space, a few weeks ago. It will be out in spring 2013.

18 October 12

Sometimes I design things, Pt2: I also design a lot of posters for hours and events, as well as the MCAD SB’s logo (this is the most current one), and logos for our printing system that fit the college’s overall identity system. I also did a ‘family crest’ and its simpler variant that we had turned into patches for student staff.

It’s a great opportunity to practice and improve my design skills, and also just have fun and be creative as part of my job.

Posted: 11:05 AM

Sometimes I design things: I do a lot of ad-hoc, on-demand design work as part of my job at MCAD. Order forms, signage, etc. This summer I redesigned one of our pricing menus to look more like our brochure that a student designed a few years ago. I decided to re-design all of our order forms and signage to match.

Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh