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.