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The Comics and Art of Tyler Wentland



Tyler Wentland has been drawing and reading comics for as long as he can remember.

After having his first graphic novel rejected and getting 60+ pages into his second he realized there were too many glaring weaknesses in the art and storytelling and committed to 5-6 page short stories to hone his skills. 

A year later he won the Valiant Entertainment Craft of Comics contest and got his drawing published in Dr. Mirage #2 and Ninjak #11, as well as a very positive and honest portfolio review from an associate editor at Valiant. While a boost to his artistic confidence, he knew it wasn’t his storytelling that had won and the next challenge would be to get a story published. 

Not long after that, his 13 page retelling of Hercules’ first trial The High Hills of Nemea was accepted into the 2016 IF Anthology: Super Powers by Alterna Comics. He's since been published in the 2017 IF Anthology: Crime, the Edgar Allan Poe Chronicles by Dren Productions, and in October 2018 successfully Kickstartered his dark fantasy one-fairytale The Swan King in less than 2 days.

August 2019 will see the release of Red Koi, a 2 issue samurai/fantasy/creature-feature through Alterna Comics. An excerpt of Red Koi was collected and printed in black and gray in the 2018 IF Anthology: Horror.