Carol Tyler Excerpt

Fantagraphics is offering a 10-Page PDF excerpt and slideshow of Carol Tyler’s first full-length graphic novel You’ll Never Know Book 1: A Good and Decent Man. Tyler’s short comics include some true classics, so this book is generating a lot of well-earned anticipation.

Found via Spurge in the middle of one of those depressing “women in comics” arguments which always seem to bury the headline of the remarkable flood of great new comics by women in favor of rehashed 20th Century grudge-matches and signpost tugs-of-war.

Whatever your opinion of the history of women in comics, there’s enough comics in this woman to last a lifetime.

Discussion (6)¬

  1. Matthew Marcus says:

    So many cool things about this excerpt.

    Personally, I loved the hidden message in the art.
    Maybe it was obvious to most people, but once I realized something was there it took me a minute to figure out what it said. I love comics that engage the reader on a level like that.

  2. Jon Witmer says:

    Terrific stuff, very moving in just these first pages. I’ve often felt this same curiosity toward the hidden pasts of my own parents, grandparents, etc. Looking forward to picking up the book.

  3. Mark Crilley says:

    Wow, that artwork is absolutely gorgeous, and the story looks fantastic as well. Thanks for posting this, Scott!

  4. Andrew Wales says:

    I read the first ten pages of that — very powerful! My dad was a WWII vet and I can identify with her story. As a kid I was so curious and he was so reticent about what happened. This story of hers is a very worthy undertaking and I look forward to reading the whole thing. Thanks for alerting us to this work.

  5. “Found via Spurge in the middle of one of those depressing “women in comics” arguments “

    You know how it is with small stakes…

    Oh, and I’m glad you’re back to blogging since I’ve been discovering a lot of great comics through you. This is some nice work.