William O. Tyler is creating movie art, reviews and the webcomic Cinephilia.
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Hello. My name is William O. Tyler, and I’m a cinephile.

I’ve always had a deep love for the movies, starting as a kid with animation and everything fantastical. As I got older and my genres expanded, I noticed that filmmaking was a perfect storytelling medium for almost any story. As an artist and creator, I began to see and study the form and function of film and how its different aspects come together to create such beauty on the screen. In college, I majored in Visual Communications and minored in Critical Cinema. Since then, My love for the movies has only grown and grown, to the point that I often can not conceal how strongly a movie has affected me, not that I usually try to.

I have sometimes found it hard to walk the line between being a fan, spending large amounts of time loving the works of others to the extent of bringing great and enjoyable escapism, and being my own artist, trying to express and tell my own stories in addition to staying relevant to the important issues in the world at large that it would be absolutely detrimental to escape from. In the last couple of years particularly, I’ve gotten more into writing movie reviews, recording trailer reaction videos and more, but nothing I’ve done has felt like a way to access and share my love of movies in a way that is both fulfilling and productive to myself and the world around me. So, what could I possibly do that would be fun and informative but not actually take away too much time from work, real life and, naturally, getting to actually watch all those movies?

Then it hit me! Why not start a webcomic all about my thoughts and ramblings on film? Here, I can be as silly or serious about the medium as I want, creating comics that explore my personal love for film as well as the way it shapes and shifts, helps or hinders, our culture and society, done at my own pace, whenever ideas come and time permits, simultaneously using it to experiment with and fine-tune my own creative works, keeping my drawing hand fresh and warm between other projects.

Why had I not thought of this before? Probably because I was in a darkened theater too busy gripping my seat. Now that my eyes have adjusted to the light again, I’m very excited to explore the celluloid (and the digital) through ink, paint and paper (and the digital).

Welcome to my Cinephilia.

It's free to follow, and by doing so you'll be able to read all of the finished Cinephilia webcomics, as well as other select movie reviews, illustrations and more. But, of course, you get all kinds of perks for becoming a patron at the various tiers, and help me to be able to continue creating this type of work.

Cinephilia Comic Stories:


Cinephilia is now also a show! Perception Studio has invited me to host the show Cinephilia with co-host Art Vega on their Twitch channel. Tune in Sunday evenings at 6:30pm pacific time to twitch.tv/perceptionstudio for some movie talk.

see original work & commission art at
. williamotyler.com .
Tiers
Cinephile
$1 or more per month
If movies get you so excited that you just can't wait to see one, you might be a Cinephile. As a Cinephile, you'll get to see all Cinephilia comic pages first, as they are created, as well as other pieces of finished art, all before it is available to the public.
Storyboarder
$3 or more per month
As a Storyboarder, you'll be able to see behind the scenes sneak peeks and work in progress shots, designs and sketches of upcoming art including Cinephilia comic pages, character portraits & more.
  • Plus, you'll get all of the benefits of the Cinephile tier.
Critic
$5 or more per month
As a Critic, you'll be able to read and comment on more in depth movie reviews and writings, including thoughts on new movies, old classics and other favorites that might come up, all spoiler free.
  • Plus, you'll get all of the benefits of the Cinephile and Storyboarder tiers.
Starlet
$10 or more per month
Lights! Camera! Action! As a Starlet, it's time to get pretty for the screen with full video content, including film discussion videos, trailer reactions, unboxings, & art process videos.
  • Plus, you'll get all of the benefits of the Cinephile, Storyboarder, and Critic tiers.
Director
$20 or more per month
As a Director, you'll be able to weigh in, vote in polls, & suggest topics & content for future comics, reviews and merch. What would you like to see me draw or write about next?
  • Plus, you'll get all of the benefits of the Cinephile, Storyboarder, Critic, and Starlet tiers.
Goals
54% complete
Thank you for helping me get this whole Patreon thing going. You know what I think we need to celebrate? A pizza slumber party! Reaching this goal means I'll do an exclusive live video chat every month available to all patrons so that we can Q&A, get to know each other and eat pizza. Monthly time and date to be determined, but if its a slumber party, it'll probably be at night and I'll probably be in my jammies surrounded by stuffed animals.

Also, since its a video chat, and honestly I don't know what your dietary needs are, you have to bring your own pizza. Sorry!
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Hello. My name is William O. Tyler, and I’m a cinephile.

I’ve always had a deep love for the movies, starting as a kid with animation and everything fantastical. As I got older and my genres expanded, I noticed that filmmaking was a perfect storytelling medium for almost any story. As an artist and creator, I began to see and study the form and function of film and how its different aspects come together to create such beauty on the screen. In college, I majored in Visual Communications and minored in Critical Cinema. Since then, My love for the movies has only grown and grown, to the point that I often can not conceal how strongly a movie has affected me, not that I usually try to.

I have sometimes found it hard to walk the line between being a fan, spending large amounts of time loving the works of others to the extent of bringing great and enjoyable escapism, and being my own artist, trying to express and tell my own stories in addition to staying relevant to the important issues in the world at large that it would be absolutely detrimental to escape from. In the last couple of years particularly, I’ve gotten more into writing movie reviews, recording trailer reaction videos and more, but nothing I’ve done has felt like a way to access and share my love of movies in a way that is both fulfilling and productive to myself and the world around me. So, what could I possibly do that would be fun and informative but not actually take away too much time from work, real life and, naturally, getting to actually watch all those movies?

Then it hit me! Why not start a webcomic all about my thoughts and ramblings on film? Here, I can be as silly or serious about the medium as I want, creating comics that explore my personal love for film as well as the way it shapes and shifts, helps or hinders, our culture and society, done at my own pace, whenever ideas come and time permits, simultaneously using it to experiment with and fine-tune my own creative works, keeping my drawing hand fresh and warm between other projects.

Why had I not thought of this before? Probably because I was in a darkened theater too busy gripping my seat. Now that my eyes have adjusted to the light again, I’m very excited to explore the celluloid (and the digital) through ink, paint and paper (and the digital).

Welcome to my Cinephilia.

It's free to follow, and by doing so you'll be able to read all of the finished Cinephilia webcomics, as well as other select movie reviews, illustrations and more. But, of course, you get all kinds of perks for becoming a patron at the various tiers, and help me to be able to continue creating this type of work.

Cinephilia Comic Stories:


Cinephilia is now also a show! Perception Studio has invited me to host the show Cinephilia with co-host Art Vega on their Twitch channel. Tune in Sunday evenings at 6:30pm pacific time to twitch.tv/perceptionstudio for some movie talk.

see original work & commission art at
. williamotyler.com .

Recent posts by William O. Tyler

Tiers
Cinephile
$1 or more per month
If movies get you so excited that you just can't wait to see one, you might be a Cinephile. As a Cinephile, you'll get to see all Cinephilia comic pages first, as they are created, as well as other pieces of finished art, all before it is available to the public.
Storyboarder
$3 or more per month
As a Storyboarder, you'll be able to see behind the scenes sneak peeks and work in progress shots, designs and sketches of upcoming art including Cinephilia comic pages, character portraits & more.
  • Plus, you'll get all of the benefits of the Cinephile tier.
Critic
$5 or more per month
As a Critic, you'll be able to read and comment on more in depth movie reviews and writings, including thoughts on new movies, old classics and other favorites that might come up, all spoiler free.
  • Plus, you'll get all of the benefits of the Cinephile and Storyboarder tiers.
Starlet
$10 or more per month
Lights! Camera! Action! As a Starlet, it's time to get pretty for the screen with full video content, including film discussion videos, trailer reactions, unboxings, & art process videos.
  • Plus, you'll get all of the benefits of the Cinephile, Storyboarder, and Critic tiers.
Director
$20 or more per month
As a Director, you'll be able to weigh in, vote in polls, & suggest topics & content for future comics, reviews and merch. What would you like to see me draw or write about next?
  • Plus, you'll get all of the benefits of the Cinephile, Storyboarder, Critic, and Starlet tiers.