Carol Tyler is an American comic artist, painter and comedian. She was born in Chicago, Illinois, but her interest in (underground) comics brought her two San Francisco, where he got involved with the cartoonist Justin Green. She made her debut in comics with 'Un-Covered Property', a story published in Weirdo in 1987. Tyler specialized in autobiographical slice-of-life stories, and established herself as one of the leading female alternative US comic authors of the 1980s. Her work found a spot in influential feminist publications like Wimmen's Comix and Twisted Sisters.
In the 1990s, Tyler started to work in color for magazines like Zero Zero, Drawn & Quarterly, LA Weekly and Pulse. Fantagraphics published 'The Job Thing', her first solo book, in 1993. It wasn't until 2005 that her second book appeared, 'Late Bloomer', a collection of previously published material.
By 2009 Tyler started to work on her trilogy 'You'll Never Know', a search for the truth about what happened to her father during World War II. Carol Tyler resides in Cincinnati, where she teaches in comics, graphic novels sequential art at the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning. She has also performed as a comedian with the Rick & Ruby Patio Show in LA, using the alias Marion Linthead.