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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Tyler Feder  

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Genre: C:CHILDREN C:YOUNG ADULT Fiction Illustrator




Illinois Connection

Feder lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Tyler Feder is a full-time illustrator based in Chicago. She graduated from Northwestern University in 2011 with a BA in Radio/TV/Film and a certificate in Creative Writing for the Media. She further honed her comedic skills at the Second City Training Center, where she graduated from the writing program. In 2012, Tyler began posting her artwork online, and within five years she had grown her illustration company, Roaring Softly, into a recognizable brand with a mix of witty pop culture art and intersectional feminist pieces. She has illustrated for Netflix, Comedy Central, and ESPN, and is the illustrator of Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin's Unladylike.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- ''Dancing at the Pity Party'', *Sydney Taylor Young Adult Book Award Winner School Library Journal Best Book of 2020 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers List YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens List YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Nominee, Starred Reviews - Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, Booklist, BCCB -- ''Bodies are Cool'', *Starred Reviews - Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, Booklist