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Tyler Cohen

Freelance Cartoonist & Graphic Novel Artist

Location:San Francisco, California, United States
2 Skills
I have been dosing myself on comix and books since I've been able to read; now, I make them.

A lover of narrative, the quirky iconography of cartoon, and the power of quiet moments as well as the excitement of visualized action.

As a book designer, I think cohesively, from the page to the larger, complete book, with strong attention to detail. This can be applied to both text-based and image-based books.

I have worked on a range of projects, including book and publication design, storyboarding, cartooning/comic book art, and graphic design. Looking to expand and be challenged by new projects.

*Recent clients*
Safdar Analytics - Illustration, Book Design, Art direction
Madison Clell - Book Design for "Cuckoo, the Play"
Sylvia Toy Lewis - Drawn Storyboard for experimental video, "Indigo"
Safdar Analytics/Marine Mammal Center - wallpaper designs for computer, iPad, iPhone.

* Comics Publications*
2013 "Flux," in QU33R, Robert Kirby, ed., Northwest Press
2012 "Primahood: The Second Album," Primazonia Press
2012 “Unnatural History,” in Hand Job, Anne Elizabeth Moore, ed., Pressing Concern Books
2011 "Primahood," Primazonia Press
2011 "Paper Dolls + expansion set," Primzonia Press
2011 art and essay, “Artist Mama,” Rad Dad #19, Microcosm Publishing
2010 "Box Book 1," self-published
2009 "Primazon Paper Dolls, set 1," Primazonia Press
2008 "Primer 1," self-published
2003 “Because,” published in True ****, K. Nelson and R. Chapman, eds., Alternative Comics
2002 “Get Your Freak On,” published in Penny Dreadful’s Guide to the Bay, L. McCubbin, ed., Penny Dreadful Press
2000 Illustrations, Moxie Magazine, “Women’s Work,” Fall 2000.
1997–2002 Self-published mini-comics, including Pixellated fan-book, Possum #1–7, and Tattooed Woman
1993 “Go Ahead and Bitch,” The Comics Journal, no. 158, April 1993.

2013 Project-based Visiting Comics Artist, bully comics project with 7th graders, Creative Arts Charter School, San Francisco, CA
2012 Mistress at the Adventure School for Ladies Comics Intensive, Chicago, IL

*Reviews & Interviews*
2012 High Low Comics—Autobiominis: Cohen, Thomas, Williams
2012 Interviewed by Art Animal Magazine
2011 Comic Book Resources: Review Time with Primahood!

*Shows--Solo Show*
2005 Anno Domini gallery (, San Jose, CA

*Group Shows*
2012 Doing Your Dirty Work, Center for *** and Culture, San Francisco, CA
2008 Experimental Cartoon and Drawing Exhibition, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, San Francisco, CA
2005 WAR: An International Art Exhibition, ***** Cultural Center/Somarts, San Francisco, CA
2004 Juried Annual—juried by Rene de Guzman, Pro-Arts, Oakland, CA
2004 Fresh Produce, Anno Domini gallery, San Jose, CA
2004 Post-It Show, CCA PlaySpace gallery, San Francisco, CA
2003 Selections—juried by Arnold Kemp, CCAC North/South galleries, Oakland CA
2003 Bay Area Zine & Mini-Comic Show, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

*Awards & Honors*
2012 Artist-in-Residence (July), Cartoon Art Museum, San Francisco, CA
2004 Honorable Mention, Juror’s Commendation Award, Juried Annual—juried by Rene de Guzman, Pro-Arts,
Oakland, CA

2004 MFA Drawing and Painting, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
1990 BA G.S.Hum [interdisciplinary program—emphasis on anthropology, literature, and visual art], University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Novel Art