AWBW is a comic book/graphic novel publishing company for creator-owned projects. Our focus is to provide creative, financial and marketing support throughout the development and publication of these projects (print and/or digital). We are not interested in acquiring property or media rights, nor do we require long-
term contracts.

A Wave Blue World was founded in 2005 by Tyler & Wendy Chin-Tanner.


TylerTyler Chin-Tanner – President and Co-Founder.Tyler Chin-Tanner founded A Wave Blue World in 2005 just before graduating from the Kubert School’s Cartoon & Graphic Art program. His second full-length graphic novel, American Terrorist, was featured in The New York Times Holiday Book Review. He lives in Portland, OR with his wife, Wendy, and daughter, Maddy.

WendyWendy Chin-Tanner – Vice-President and Co-Founder.Wendy Chin-Tanner is an award-winning poet, writer, editor, and educator. Her first poetry collection, Turn, is forthcoming from Sibling Rivalry Press in March, 2014. Her poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in numerous journals worldwide. She is a founding editor at Kin Poetry Journal (, poetry editor at Stealing Time Magazine, poetry editor at The Nervous Breakdown, staff interviewer at Lantern Review, and online sociology instructor at Cambridge University, UK. In 2005, Wendy helped Tyler establish A Wave Blue World. They now live in Portland, OR with their daughter Maddy.

JustinJustin Zimmerman – Editor and Head of Video Production.Justin Zimmerman is a nationally recognized writer, filmmaker and professor. He has taught in multiple colleges and programs and his production company, Bricker-Down Productions®, has been the recipient of many grants, film festival honors and awards. His film and comic writing is repped by AKA Literary and the Andrea Brown Literary Agency, and he works with corporate clients as diverse as Cisco Systems and Getty Images.