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Tara Normal battles a villain based on a Kickstarter backer in this all-new collection of TARA-fying stories.
Tara Normal battles a villain based on a Kickstarter backer in this all-new collection of TARA-fying stories.
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Tara Normal: Season of Evil

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Tara Normal: Season of Evil is a full-color, 100-page horror graphic novel starring Tara Normal, a paranormal investigator with supernatural abilities, and co-starring a Kickstarter backer from our first campaign.

In Season of Evil, Tara Normal battles a charming paranormal reality star with similar supernatural powers and sinister intentions.

Art by Howie Noel
Art by Howie Noel

In this continuation of the story, Tara Normal must deal with the fallout of her fight with the devil in Book 1 and solve the mystery of Charlton; the new star of the TV show Ghost Soldiers. Charlton possesses supernatural powers that allow him to resurrect the dead which would cause quite the population problem in her home town Little Salem.

Tara Normal: Season of Evil's main baddie is a Kickstarter backer!
Tara Normal: Season of Evil's main baddie is a Kickstarter backer!

Charlton the Resurrector is based on Joshua Note, an awesome guy and a BE THE STAR reward backer from the 1st Tara Kickstarter. You could be in the next Tara book if you choose the YOU'RE AN EVIL STAR or YOU'RE A HERO STAR Rewards.

Art by Howie Noel
Art by Howie Noel

TARA NORMAL: Season of Evil.

10 spooky stories comprise Book 2 in the Tara Normal series spanning from the cursed colonial beginnings of Tara’s hometown Little Salem, MD to a modern battle between Tara and the Headless Horseman at Edgar Allan Poe’s Grave.

Art by Howie Noel
Art by Howie Noel

 From the main story featuring Tara vs. Charlton to the tragic tale of Bones the Zombie Dog or Baby Cthulhu's sordid past, this collection featuring witches, aliens, ghosts, sea creatures, Yetis and a famous haunted hotel are some of the most eclectic comic stories ever committed to page.

Art by Josh Taylor & colored by Howie Noel.
Art by Josh Taylor & colored by Howie Noel.

Tara Anthology stories written by:
Howie Noel, Dirk Manning ( Tales of Mr. Rhee from Devil's Due & Nightmare World from Image Comics) and Rich Bernatovech (Sentinels, Neverminds from Drumfish Productions).

Tara Anthology illustrated by:
Howie Noel, Jeff McComsey (FUBAR, Mother Russia, American Terror), Seth Damoose (Tales of Mr. Rhee, Masks and Mobsters, Xenoholics), Josh Taylor (Black Powder Red Earth, Voidlust), Leonardo Gonzalez (Twisted Dark, Tabatha, Tara Normal), John Wigger (Zombie Roomie), Paul Westover (Woody After Hours, College Humor), Mike Riley (I Taste Sound, Commuters) and Fernando Martinez.

Art by Leonardo Gonzalez & colored by Howie Noel.
Art by Leonardo Gonzalez & colored by Howie Noel.
Artwork by Paul Westover.
Artwork by Paul Westover.
Art by Fernando Martinez
Art by Fernando Martinez

More Tara! More stories!

This book will also include several pages of extras like sketches, a pin-up gallery with contributions from some of my talented artist friends and more.

I am honored once again to have the amazingly talented fine artist, Kelly Mudge (mudgefactory.com), create the cover for my book. Below is the new Tara Normal cover Kelly created for Volume 2.

Cover art by Kelly Mudge
Cover art by Kelly Mudge

The main story of Tara vs Charlton in Tara Normal: Season of Evil is edited by Leah Lederman. I am very proud of the script to this story and working with Leah has vastly improved my writing. I believe it’s the best Tara story yet.

Art by Howie Noel
Art by Howie Noel

REWARDS

To help me achieve my goal, I've set up a selection of cool rewards for you boys and ghouls. Relishable rewards include owning a copy of the graphic novel, a Skype session with me where I reveal methods to my artistic madness and offer trade secrets, and also becoming the lead villain or Tara’s sidekick in the next Tara Normal book. That's right: YOU COULD BE the main baddie in the 3rd Tara Normal graphic novel or the newest member of Tara’s ghost hunting team!

GET CAUGHT UP: VOLUME 1 OF TARA NORMAL IS AVAILABLE AS A REWARD

EVERY VOLUME OF TARA NORMAL COMES WITH A CUSTOM GHOST SKETCH ON THE INSIDE COVER!

I will also sign EVERY book to you personally.

ADD ON REWARDS

Want more Tara? Here's a way to get more.

Additional signed TARA NORMAL: SEASON OF EVIL book: Add $20 to any reward level.

TARA NORMAL BOOK 1: Add $20 to any reward level

Tara Normal Ghost Punch Shirt: Add $20 to any reward level.

Tara Normal Sketch by Howie Noel: Add $25 to any reward level.

Tara Normal Cameo: Add $100 to any reward level.

Get my first graphic novel Mr. Scootles & my comic Vincent: The Painter of Death: Add $15 to any reward level.

My goal with this campaign is to allow me to dedicate my upcoming schedule to finishing this volume and offer it directly to you along with several amazing, exclusive rewards.

THANK YOU!

Kickstarter remains the best place for artists to come to find creatively minded people who love to support independent works. Tara Normal is a unique book series and I literally couldn’t make it happen without your help.

Risks and challenges

The risk for this project is low because the script is already written and edited professionally by the talented Leah Lederman and over 50% of the art is already completed for the book.

This is my second Kickstarter campaign to publish a Tara Normal book and the first saw Tara Book 1 off to the printer and delivered on time. I've also succsselfully published a number of books, including the first Tara Normal, on ComiXology. I've self-published several works in the past and I've never bailed on a book or a fundraiser before. Tara Normal is my passion and this Kickstarter is a way to guarantee I can continue dedicating my time to expanding her fictional world and sharing it with all of you.

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    DIGITAL DELIGHT: You will receive a PDF of Tara Normal Issue #5. Plus, your name in the Thank You page of the book.

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    BUTTON UP FOR MYSTERY: You will receive a collection of 4 Tara Normal buttons and a PDF of Tara Normal Issue #5. Plus, your name in the Thank You page of the book.

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    SKETCH CARD: I'll draw a Tara Normal character on a sketch card for you. Sketch cards are 2.5" x 3.5". Plus, your name in the Thank You page of the book.

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    ADD-ON HOWIE NOEL COMICS: Get my first graphic novel Mr. Scootles & my comic Vincent: The Painter of Death to complete your collection. Mr. Scootles is about a 1930's animated star trapped in Hell and Vincent is the tale of a murderous painter who makes art out of his victims. Plus, your name in the Thank You page of the new book.

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    TARA GHOST PUNCH SHIRT: You will receive an exclusive Tara Normal punching shirt featuring the Kickstarter colors and a PDF of Tara Normal Issue #5. Plus, your name in the Thank You page of the book.

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    DIGITAL DEMON COMPLETE SET: You get PDF copies of TARA NORMAL: SEASON OF EVIL and TARA NORMAL BOOK 1. Plus, your name in the Thank You page of the book.

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    TARA NORMAL: SEASON OF EVIL BOOK REWARD: A copy of the printed Tara Normal graphic novel, signed with a custom ghost sketch. Plus, your name in the Thank You page of the book.

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    TARA NORMAL ART PRINT BY COMIC BOOK ARTIST LEONARDO GONZALEZ: Limited Edition Print of Leonardo Gonzalez Tara Normal artwork. Print is 6" x 10". Copy of the TARA NORMAL: SEASON OF EVIL graphic novel, signed with a custom ghost sketch in the front of the book. Plus, your name in the Thank You page.

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    TARA NORMAL ART PRINT BY COMIC BOOK ARTIST MONICA GALLAGHER: Limited Edition Print of Monica Gallagher Tara Normal artwork. Print is 6" x 10". Copy of the TARA NORMAL: SEASON OF EVIL graphic novel, signed with a custom ghost sketch in the front of the book. Plus, your name in the Thank You page.

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    TARA NORMAL PHOTO ART PRINT BY PHOTOGRAPHER CADE MARTIN: Limited Edition Print of Cade Martin Tara Normal Photo Artwork. Print is 6" x 10". Copy of the TARA NORMAL: SEASON OF EVIL graphic novel, signed with a custom ghost sketch in the front of the book. Plus, your name in the Thank You page.

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    TARA NORMAL ART PRINT BY COMIC BOOK ARTIST JAMIE FAY & IHOR LOBODA: Limited Edition Print of Jamie Fay & Ihor Loboda Tara Normal artwork. Print is 6" x 10". Copy of the TARA NORMAL: SEASON OF EVIL graphic novel, signed with a custom ghost sketch in the front of the book. Plus, your name in the Thank You page.

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    TARA NORMAL: SEASON OF EVIL PLUS TARA NORMAL BOOK 1 REWARD: You receive the new TARA NORMAL: SEASON OF EVIL book plus Volume 1 of TARA NORMAL. All books come signed with a sketch and your name appears in the Thank You section of the new book.

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    TARA NORMAL GHOST PUNCH SHIRT & TARA NORMAL SEASON OF EVIL COMBO: You will receive an exclusive Tara Normal punching shirt featuring the Kickstarter colors, the TARA NORMAL: SEASON OF EVIL book signed with a custom ghost sketch and a PDF of Tara Normal Issue #5. Plus, your name in the Thank You page of the book.

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    TEAM TARA: You get the TARA NORMAL: SEASON OF EVIL book, a PINK (or BLACK) TARA NORMAL COSPLAY T-SHIRT, Tara's official paranormal license and a Tara Normal button pack. All print books are signed with sketches. And of course, your name in the Thank You page.

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    CHARLTON CREW: You get a Charlton the Resurrector Crew T-Shirt, a Charlton headshot 8 x 10 signed photo, and a Charlton sticker. Charlton is the star of reality show and Tara's arch enemy in the new book. You also receive a copy of the TARA NORMAL: SEASON OF EVIL graphic novel, signed with a custom ghost sketch in the front of the book. Plus, your name in the Thank You page.

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    CUSTOM CARICATURE REWARD: I will draw someone for you! Artwork size is 11" x 14". Get a caricature of a friend, celebrity, zombie or any Tara Normal character you'd like. You get the original artwork. Plus a copy of the TARA NORMAL: SEASON OF EVIL graphic novel, signed with a custom ghoul sketch and your name in the Thank You page.

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    SKYPE DRAWING LESSON: You'll get a one on one drawing lesson via Skype and I'll give you some tips about drawing and creating comics. Drawing sessions are 60 minutes. Plus you get a copy of the TARA NORMAL: SEASON OF EVIL book signed with a custom ghost sketch and your name in the Thank You page.

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    TARA NORMAL ULTIMATE COLLECTOR: You get the TARA NORMAL: SEASON OF EVIL graphic novel, TARA NORMAL Volume 1 graphic novel, TARA GHOST PUNCH SHIRT, TARA NORMAL young adult novel, a copy of TARA NORMAL MYSTERIES Issue 1, Tara Normal button pack and a hand-drawn sketch of Tara drawn by me. All print books are signed with sketches. And of course, your name in the Thank You page.

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    YOU ARE A COMIC BOOK CHARACTER: Cameo role in the TARA NORMAL: SEASON OF EVIL graphic novel! It's a horror comic, so chances are you'll get killed…but in a fun comic book way. Plus you get a copy of the TARA NORMAL: SEASON OF EVIL book signed with a custom ghost sketch and your name in the Thank You page.

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    ORIGINAL INKED COMIC BOOK ARTWORK BY HOWIE NOEL FROM TARA NORMAL: SEASON OF EVIL GRAPHIC NOVEL: An original, 9 x 12" hand-drawn inked page of art by me from the new TARA NORMAL: SEASON OF EVIL book. You will also receive a copy of TARA NORMAL: SEASON OF EVIL signed with a custom ghost sketch. Plus, you get a copy of my 1st graphic novel Mr. Scootles, signed with sketch and your name in the Thank You page.

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    ORIGINAL INKED COMIC BOOK ARTWORK BY JOSH TAYLOR FROM TARA NORMAL: SEASON OF EVIL GRAPHIC NOVEL: An original, 11 x 17" hand-drawn inked page of art by Josh Taylor from the new TARA NORMAL: SEASON OF EVIL book. You will also receive a copy of TARA NORMAL: SEASON OF EVIL signed with a custom ghost sketch. Plus, you get a copy of my 1st graphic novel Mr. Scootles, signed with sketch and your name in the Thank You page.

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    CARICATURE PARTY: I will come to your house and draw caricatures for your party, while delivering comic relief with my incredibly charming and witty disposition. Only available in following states: MD, DC, VA, PA, DE, NJ, NYC. Plus you get a copy of the TARA NORMAL: SEASON OF EVIL book signed with a custom ghoul sketch and your name in the Thank You page.

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    HOT OFF THE PRESS: I'll call you on the phone as soon as I get the books delivered. I'll open the box with you on the phone. The 1st book I see, that's the one you get. If you don't pick up, I'll leave a voicemail worthy of history. Your copy of the printed TARA NORMAL: SEASON OF EVIL graphic novel will be signed with a custom ghost sketch in the front of the book. Plus, your name in the Thank You page of the book.

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    YOU'RE AN EVIL STAR: You will be the star and main villain in the next Tara Normal graphic novel (Volume 3). Only 2 new villain roles are available so these are super-limited and special. Tara will be chasing you in these mystery stories so it's an insanely unique reward. You will also receive a page of original artwork that you are featured on. You get a copy of the TARA NORMAL: SEASON OF EVIL book (Volume 2) signed with a custom ghost sketch and your name in the Thank You page. You will also get a copy of the 3rd Tara Normal graphic novel when it is published in the future.

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    YOU'RE A HERO STAR: You will be the star and team member of Tara in the next Tara Normal graphic novel (Volume 3). You will be Tara's sidekick in these mystery stories and you will be a featured character. You will also receive a page of original artwork that you are featured on. You get a copy of the TARA NORMAL: SEASON OF EVIL book (Volume 2) signed with a custom ghost sketch and your name in the Thank You page. You will also get a copy of the 3rd Tara Normal graphic novel when it is published in the future.

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