Lucky Forward: Advancing the Story
For veterans and family members of veterans
Sponsored by the Appalachian Veterans Arts and Humanities Collective
“Lucky Forward” was the name for Patton’s Third Army elite. This workshop is about getting to the story within. It offers instructions on how to extract the essentials of an experience and create a visual narrative. The end result will be a graphics-based narrative that can proudly represent the experience of the Veteran for generations.
This workshop is for veterans and family members of veterans, both on campus and in the greater community. There is no charge, and reservations are not required. Light refreshments will be served.
Parking is free on campus after 5 p.m. We recommend the Library Parking Deck on College Street (from King Street, turn down College Street at the First Baptist Church). To reach the Student Union, cross College Street and follow the walkway between the chiller plant and the University Bookstore, passing the Post Office and entering the Student Union on the second floor. For further parking information or a map, please see http://parking.appstate.edu.
About Carol Tyler
Carol Tyler is one of the most important and influential artists to come out of the alternative comics movement of the 1980s. She is known for her beautifully written and drawn autobiographical stories.
She received a BFA from Middle Tennessee State University and an MFA in painting from Syracuse University. After some years in New York City, she moved to San Francisco and began getting her comics published in R. Crumb’s Weirdo comics magazine. At the 1988 San Diego Comic Con, Tyler was awarded the Dori Seda Memorial award for Best New Female Cartoonist.
Tyler’s latest graphic novel is Soldier’s Heart: The Campaign to Understand My WWII Veteran Father, A Daughter’s Memoir (2015). Soldier’s Heart describes the author’s damaged relationship with her father, and how his untreated PTSD shaped her childhood and affected her relationships in adulthood. In 2016, Soldier’s Heart received the Gold Medal of Excellence from the Society of Illustrators and received the Slate.com Cartoonist Studio Prize for Best Print Comic of 2015. It has also received rave reviews from many prestigious magazines and newspapers including The New York Times.
Soldier’s Heart was named on Time’s Top Ten Comics of the year list, and Rolling Stone placed Soldier’s Heart on the list of Top 50 Graphic Novels of all time. Tyler’s work has earned eleven Eisner Award nominations, two L.A. Book Prize nominations, and an Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council.
She also has two short story collections, The Job Thing (1993) and Late Bloomer (2005).
Professor Tyler teaches Comics, Graphic Novels, and Sequential Art at the University of Cincinnati DAAP School of Art and is a Residency Artist with the Ohio Arts Council.
Many thanks to the following partners and sponsors: the Office of Equity, Diversity and Compliance; the Office of Academic Affairs; the College of Arts and Sciences; the Office of the Provost; the Military Affairs Committee; the Department of English; the Office of Multicultural Student Development; the University Bookstore and The New Public House & Hotel.