ABOUT WILLIAM O. TYLER

I am a writer, artist and film critic based in Southern California. My fictional work tends to play on themes of romanticism and horror, while my criticism and analysis often include aspects of political and social commentary, such as the representations of marginalized people, queer people and people of color.

I graduated from the Literary & Media Arts program at Duke Ellington School of the Arts. I went on to earn a Bachelors of Arts degree in Visual Communications with a minor in Critical Cinema from the School of Communication at American University in Washington, D.C. in 2003. The next year, under Carabosse Comics, I began to self-published my first comics including Che, Fairies Tell and The Goth Queen Needs a Mate, and also created the ever-popular comic character Ratboy. I've also contributed to other works including Tim Fish's Young Bottoms in Love and Truth/Trust, and various publications from the non-profit organization Prism Comics.

In 2016, I combined my art and criticism efforts to create the webcomic Cinephilia. In it, I tackle pop culture and film as an art form, exploring how it effects our culture and society and vice versa. Because of my work, I've been invited to speak at events, including San Diego Comic Con, and Perception Studio has welcomed me to spin-off Cinephilia into a live and interactive film discussion show on Twitch, streaming every Sunday evening.

I am currently working on other new original projects, including collaborations with my squeeze, comic creator and tattoo artist Dave Davenport. - WoT

photo by Michael Hasegawa

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