NYC – An Evening w/ Tom Hart & Carol Tyler

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Carol Tyler and Tom Hart appear at the Society of Illustrators on Thursday January 28, 2016 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. for a presentation and reading followed by a book signing.

Tickets
$15 Non-members | $10 Members | $7 Seniors/students (Undergrad students with valid ID)
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CAROL TYLER
Tyler will be reading from her masterpiece Soldier’s Heart.

SOLDIER’S HEART: The Campaign to Understand My WWII Veteran Father, A Daughter’s Story is a sophisticated graphic masterpiece by Carol Tyler. Soldier’s Heart explores the damaging effects of war and the toll it can take on families.

Many soldiers return home and never talk about what happened – especially those from the Greatest Generation. Thus was the case with S/Sgt. Charles W. Tyler, who late in life began to open up to his daughter Carol. By looking at him, you would never know that he was wounded in combat, but as she states at the beginning: “Not all scars are visible.”

The narrative unfolds over 360 pages of masterfully crafted drawings. Stunning ink and color washes weave through the decades: Tyler examines the past in sepia, confronts reality in stark black & white and uses rich color to convey the moods and fragility of the present. She overlays her father’s memories with her own, while struggling to understand her troubled life: a failed marriage, a teenage daughter on the edge, and an elderly father and mother. It’s literate, emotionally compelling, historically accurate, and took the artist a decade to complete. Winner of the Ohio Arts Council Excellence Award, nominated for 11 Eisners, 2 Harveys, 2 Ignatz awards, and named a finalist LA Times Book Prize, Soldier’s Heart is a magnificent achievement.

TOM HART
ROSALIE LIGHTNING is Eisner-nominated cartoonist Tom Hart’s beautiful and touching graphic memoir about the untimely death of his young daughter, Rosalie. His heart-breaking and emotional illustrations strike readers to the core, and take them along his family’s journey through loss. Hart uses the graphic form to articulate his and his wife’s on-going search for meaning in the aftermath of Rosalie’s death, exploring themes of grief, hopelessness, rebirth, and eventually finding hope again.

Hart creatively portrays the solace he discovers in nature, philosophy, great works of literature, and art across all mediums in this expressively honest and loving tribute to his baby girl. Rosalie Lighting is a graphic masterpiece chronicling a father’s undying love.

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Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065
212-838-2560

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Jessica Abel & Tom Hart appear at Comic Book Club on June 23rd.

Jessica Abel & Tom Hart appear at Comic Book Club on June 23rd.

COMIC BOOK CLUB
A Live Weekly Talk Show about Comic Books

Hosted by Justin Tyler, Pete LePage, and Alex Zalben

Tuesday, June 23rd @ 8:00 PM

Featuring:
Jessica Abel (La Perdida, Life Sucks)
Tom Hart (Hutch Owen)

Tickets: $5
Online: ThePIT-NYC.com
Phone: 1-800-838-3006
Questions? 212-563-7488

The Peoples Improv Theater
154 West 29th Street, 2nd Floor
Between 6th and 7th Aves.

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The show is sponsored in part by Midtown Comics:
http://www.midtowncomics.com

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