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#1229040 - Sun Jun 16 2019 12:14 PM Tim Tyler art
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I bought a page of original art at my local comics shop a few days ago. It's a late-1970s-looking pin-up page of Tigra by a guy named Tim Tyler, who up till then I'd never heard of. From what I've seen he's done a number of pin-ups of her, and seems to have an affection for the character. And for Marvel, DC and Warren horror titles of that era in general.

Here's another page of Tigra he did, that while nice isn't quite as impressive as the page I bought:



The little I've been able to google about Tim Tyler, he's a graduate of the Kubert school in 1986 and has been working on independent comics since then. Initially for London Night Studios and for Tim Vigil and other similar 1990's publishers.

In a 2012 interview he was 45, so as of this writing he'd be 52 now.

Honestly, a lot of his 1990's work is generally pretty third rate, with clumsy out of proportion anatomy, and dark bad-attitude cynical poses that are prime examples of what I hate from that era. But in between, some really nice pages too.

In recent years, Tyler seems to do a lot of commission pieces at conventions, and a lot of tribute covers. I also think his work has improved and refined in the last decade, with more detail and better composition. Some I don't like, a lot of it pretty nice, even wall-worthy. Certainly in the case of the page I bought.



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#1229041 - Sun Jun 16 2019 12:21 PM Re: Tim Tyler art [Re: Wonder Boy]
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A pseudo-movie-poster in the Quentin Tarantino or Robert Rodriguez mode.

From the artist's comments, it's the poster and cover art for an actual DVD-released movie.



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#1229042 - Sun Jun 16 2019 12:46 PM Re: Tim Tyler art [Re: Wonder Boy]
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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/511627731/fiends-4-by-tim-tyler

A link to multiple pages from his latest book, FIENDS issue 4, that seems to be the most regularly published series he's done in a number of years.

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#1229043 - Sun Jun 16 2019 12:48 PM Re: Tim Tyler art [Re: Wonder Boy]
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The cover to a sketchbook he apparently sells at conventions.

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#1229044 - Sun Jun 16 2019 12:52 PM Re: Tim Tyler art [Re: Wonder Boy]
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Tyler lists FANTASTIC FOUR as one of the two books (along with SWAMP THING) that would be a good match with the type of stuff he'd like to do in comics.

I could alse see him doing BATMAN. I'm thinking in particular of the stuff done in the Doug Moench/Kelley Jones run on BATMAN.

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#1229045 - Sun Jun 16 2019 01:01 PM Re: Tim Tyler art [Re: Wonder Boy]
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Tyler's strengths to me are
1) monsters,
and
2) beautiful women (when he takes the time to draw them well).



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#1229046 - Sun Jun 16 2019 01:12 PM Re: Tim Tyler art [Re: Wonder Boy]
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A WEREWOLF BY NIGHT issue 1 tribute cover, originally by Ploog in 1972. Again displaying his skill at the cross-pollenation of 1970's Marvel, combined with horror material.


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#1229047 - Sun Jun 16 2019 01:16 PM Re: Tim Tyler art [Re: Wonder Boy]
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Another really cool page, of the Creature From The Black Lagoon.

I could see Tim Tyler doing a good job on series handled by artists such as Arthur Adams, Kelley Jones, or Mike Mignola.




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#1229048 - Sun Jun 16 2019 01:18 PM Re: Tim Tyler art [Re: Wonder Boy]
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"I am Groot!"

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#1229049 - Sun Jun 16 2019 01:21 PM Re: Tim Tyler art [Re: Wonder Boy]
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This for me is reminiscent of a MAN-THING miniseries by Kyle Hotz that had some really nice art.

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