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Tara Normal: The Complete Webcomic Series

A Kickstarter exclusive edition collecting the complete Tara Normal webcomic.

Tara Normal: The Complete Webcomic Series

A Kickstarter exclusive edition collecting the complete Tara Normal webcomic.

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About

2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the Tara Normal webcomic, and to celebrate I’ve collected the complete series into a beautiful, 152 page full-color book.

 STRETCH GOALS ARE HERE: Any physical reward levels $25 and up get all of the stretch goals we unlock. The $20 Early Bird Reward Level also gets these stretch goals.


Tara Normal is a paranormal detective who solves supernatural mysteries with the help of her potato chip loving, interdimensional traveling, best friend – Shadowman.

Tara Normal: The Complete Webcomic Series includes 5 of the most thrilling cases of Tara's investigative career. From creepy talking dolls to adorable zombie dogs, Tara bravely battles every bizarre challenge that comes her way. 

 There's even an alternate timeline version of herself: "Evil" Tara Normal!

Inspired by all the spooky movies I watched growing up in the 1980's on Up All Night with Rhonda Shear, Commander USA's Groovie Movies and USA's Saturday Nightmares, Tara Normal features creepy stories but told with tons of humor and colorful art. Our hero isn't afraid of the monsters hiding under her bed.

The spirit of Tara Normal is that anything can - and does -happen in this book. If I thought of it, I put it in there.

That’s why Tara encounters such fun characters as Baby Cthulhu, Painbow Fright, the Goatman, Frankenstein Lawyer, a cemetery filled with the zombie versions of 80’s celebrities, and a 70 foot tall Teddy Roosevelt…who carries a trident and lives under the Baltimore Harbor. 

You can preview more art pages from the book at my website.

There are a ton of unique rewards and experiences available including a Jason Hawes autograph reward package, the first ever Tara Normal necklace (designed by Lunar Star Collections), Tara Normal shirts and much, much more.

Here are some of the great rewards we are offering.



You are also able to add-on any item you like to your reward level. Example: Do you want a Tara Normal necklace in addition to your book? Add $20.

I've set up stretch goals that can transform this book into a 200 page compendium boasting a huge special features section that includes the first Tara Normal 5 page pitch comic, a giant art gallery and the Tara comic strips as seen in TAPS Paramagazine, the official publication of the show Ghost Hunters on SyFy. In these humorous comics strips, Tara ghost hunts with paranormal reality stars such as Jason Hawes, Grant Wilson, Steve Gonsalves, Dave Tango, Amy Bruni and Adam Berry from the shows Ghost Nation, Ghost Hunters and Kindred Spirits.


I couldn’t create my book - and have copies to sell at the shows to new readers -without your help. Through the past 3 successful Kickstarter campaigns, you’ve helped me continue creating and drawing original, independent comic book stories.

Thank you for celebrating 10 years of Tara Normal with me.

Risks and challenges

As I'm writing this, the artwork for Tara Normal: The Complete Webcomic Series is 100% completed so any risk is minimal. I have previously run & delivered ON TIME three successful Kickstarter campaigns in the past. I love this site for offering indie creators the chance to self-publish and bring unique comics to new readers.

I promise to update all of my backers in case any unforeseen "Acts of God" arise such as printing and manufacturing delays.

Thank you for supporting unique projects such as this one on Kickstarter. In today's tough publishing climate, you make it possible for original stories like mine to be shared.

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    FRANKENKITTY PATCH

    The first-ever Frankenkitty patch. Part Frankenstein, part kitty. This is Tara's superhero symbol. Sew it on your favorite hat, jacket or wherever.

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    BUTTONS + STICKERS

    You get the all-new Tara Normal button and stickers pack, each featuring 4 designs straight from the webcomic adventures that you can proudly sport on your hat, backpack, Trapper Keeper or your jacket just like Tara does.

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    DIGITAL DELIGHT

    You get a warm PDF copy of Tara Normal: The Complete Webcomic Series to be viewed on the digital device of your choice. You will also receive two digital Tara Normal wallpapers because we feel the need to overcompensate.

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    FRANKENKITTY SHIRT

    Your choice of Tara Normal's classic shirt. Available in two colors: Black or Pink like Tara's. Design options: classic Frankenkitty or 10th Anniversary design. You'll choose size, color and design when the surveys are sent out at the end of the campaign.

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    TARA NORMAL DIGITAL COLLECTION

    You get a digital copy of Tara Normal: The Complete Webcomic Series book. Plus a digital copy of the other 2 Tara graphic novels: Tara Normal Vol. 1 & Tara Normal Vol 2: Season of Evil. You also get 2 digital wallpapers.

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    TARA NORMAL NECKLACE

    We're happy to present our first piece of Tara Normal jewelry - the Frankenkitty necklace. Crafted in white brass by Luna Star Collections with pendant and chain included.

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    TARA NORMAL: THE COMPLETE WEBCOMIC BOOK

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    DIGTIAL HOWIE NOEL LIBRARY

    You will receive digital copies of the entire collection of Howie Noel's books. Included in this reward is a digital copy of the Tara Normal: The Complete Webcomic Series. And 1 digital copy of each of Howie's creator-owned works including Mr. Scootles, Tara Normal Volumes 1 and 2, the Tara Normal novel, Vincent: The Painter of Death and a copy of Howie's anxiety graphic memoir Float. Also included in the package are 4 digital wallpapers and 4 digital Tara Normal social media profile pic designs.

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    • Digital Copy of Tara Normal: The Complete Webcomic Series Book
    • Digital Copy of Tara Normal Vol. 1 Graphic Novel
    • Digital Copy of Tara Normal Vol. 2: Season of Evil Graphic Novel
    • Digital Copy of Float: An Anxiety Graphic Memoir
    • Digital Copy of Mr. Scootles Graphic Novel
    • Digital Copy of Vincent: The Painter of Death Comic Book
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    WEBCOMIC BOOK + 2 ADD-ON HOWIE BOOKS

    You get a physical copy of Tara Normal: The Complete Webcomic Series book. Plus two additional graphic novels by Howie Noel. Choose from A) Mr. Scootles B) Tara Normal C) Tara Normal 2 or D) Float when the surveys are sent out at the end of the campaign.

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    WEBCOMIC BOOK + SHIRT COMBO

    You have an excellent taste in books and clothing. You get a physical copy of Tara Normal: The Complete Webcomic Series book, and a Frankenkitty Shirt design of your choice. Choose your size, shirt color black or pink, and Frankenkitty or 10th Anniversary design when surveys are sent out at the end of the campaign.

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    TARA WEBCOMIC BOOK + NECKLACE

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    JASON HAWES AUTOGRAPH

    We've asked our friend Jason Hawes - TAPS founder and star of TV's Ghost Nation and Ghost Hunters - to autograph 10 exclusive art prints of him with Tara Normal for this Kickstarter campaign. In addition to this one-of-a-kind autograph, you receive a copy of Tara Normal: The Complete Webcomic Series book, a Frankenkitty patch, Tara Normal sticker pack and button pack.

    You will also receive any stretch goal rewards that we create together.

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    TEAM TARA PACKAGE

    Celebrate 10 years of Tara Normal with this Tara-rific reward package.

    You get Tara Normal: The Complete Webcomic Series book, Frankenkitty shirt of your choice, Frankenkitty necklace, Frankenkitty patch, a replica of Tara Normal's Ghost Hunter ID card, a Tara Normal autographed 8 x 10, custom art selfie with Tara (drawn by yours truly), and the all-new webcomic sticker and button packs. Choose your t-shirt size, color and design when the surveys are sent out at the end of the campaign.

    You will also receive any stretch goal rewards that we create together.

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    • Frankenkitty Shirt
    • Tara Normal Frankenkitty Necklace
    • Frankenkitty Patch
    • Tara Normal Ghost Hunter ID Card
    • Tara Normal Autograph 8 x 10
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    HOWIE NOEL LIBRARY

    You will receive the entire collection of Howie Noel's books. Included in this reward is a physical copy of the Tara Normal: The Complete Webcomic Series plus 1 copy of each of Howie's creator-owned works including Mr. Scootles, Tara Normal Volumes 1 and 2, the Tara Normal novel, Vincent: The Painter of Death and a copy of Howie's anxiety graphic memoir Float. Also included in the package is a Frankenkitty patch, and Tara Normal all-new webcomic sticker and button packs.

    You will also receive any stretch goal rewards that we create together.

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    • Howie Noel Library
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    CUSTOM ART: BLACK AND WHITE

    This is a custom, black and white art commission. I'll draw up to 2 likenesses in the piece. More can be negotiated within reason. The artwork will be created in pencil, pen and marker in my style seen on my portfolio website hcnoel.com. You will receive the original 11 x 14" artwork and a hi-res JPG scan.

    You will also receive a physical copy of Tara Normal: The Complete Webcomic Series book. A Frankenkitty patch, Tara Normal stickers and a Tara button pack are also included in this package.

    You will also receive any stretch goal rewards that we create together.

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    TEAM TARA GHOST HUNT

    Join Howie Noel on a real life ghost hunt at famously haunted Burlington Prison in Mount Holly, NJ or similar northeast location. Howie has taken Team Tara fans on ghost hunts at this and other highly active locations such as Pennhurst Asylum, Fort Mifflin and Eastern State Penitentiary where they've had amazing experiences with K-2 hits, EVPs and incredible flashlight conversations.

    Includes two ghost hunt tickets plus The Webcomic Book. Due to location restrictions, attendees must be 18+. Travel and hotel NOT included. Ghost hunt to take place in spring of 2020. Date to be coordinated with the donors at least 3 months in advance to allow for travel plans to be made. Event will be a single night (apx. 4-5 hours), in a max group of 20 people including Howie Noel and wife Shelley Noel - both experienced ghost hunters.

    Book to ship Feb 2020. You will also receive any stretch goal rewards that we create together.

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    TARA NORMAL COMIC ART PAGE PACKAGE

    You receive one original page of hand drawn inked art from the Tara Normal webcomic. Some pages even have my script notes on them! This is a unique reward and you will truly own a piece of the comic.

    This reward also includes a copy of Tara Normal: The Complete Webcomic Series book. Also included: A Frankenkitty patch, Tara Normal stickers and a Tara Normal button pack.

    You will also receive any stretch goal rewards that we create together.

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    • Tara Normal: The Complete Webcomic Series Book
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    CUSTOM ART: FULL COLOR

    This is a custom, full color art commission. I'll draw up to 3 likenesses in the piece. More can be negotiated within reason. The artwork will be created digitally in my style seen on my portfolio website hcnoel.com. You will receive a full color 11 x 14" print and a hi-res JPG scan.

    You will also receive a physical copy of Tara Normal: The Complete Webcomic Series book. A Frankenkitty patch, Tara Normal stickers and a Tara button pack are also included in this package.

    You will also receive any stretch goal rewards that we create together.

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    EVERYTHING TARA

    You will take home literally everything Tara Normal: The Complete Webcomic Series.

    This package includes all items in the Team Tara package (The Complete Webcomic Series book, Frankenkitty necklace, Frankenkitty patch, a replica of Tara Normal's Ghost Hunter ID card, a Tara Normal autographed 8 x 10, custom art selfie with Tara drawn by yours truly, and the all-new webcomic sticker and button packs), plus so much more:

    + An original art page from the webcomic
    + Tara Normal Vol. 1 & 2 graphic novels and the Tara Normal novel
    + 2 Tara Normal digital wallpapers
    + The Frankenkitty + 10th Anniversary Shirts
    + An exclusive original Tara Normal character drawing by Howie

    Choose your t-shirt sizes and colors when the surveys are sent out at the end of the campaign. You will also receive any stretch goal rewards that we create together.

    Includes:
    • Tara Normal: The Complete Webcomic Series Book
    • Original Tara Normal Comic Page Artwork
    • Tara Normal Autograph 8 x 10
    • Tara Normal Custom Art Selfie
    • Frankenkitty Shirt
    • Tara Normal Frankenkitty Necklace
    • Frankenkitty Patch
    • Tara Normal Monsters Sticker Pack
    • Tara Normal Button Pack
    • Tara Normal Vol. 1 Graphic Novel
    • Tara Normal Vol. 2 Graphic Novel
    • Tara Normal Novel
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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: BOOK

    You're the first to support Tara Normal and her webcomic adventures. You're clearly a morning person or you never sleep. Either way, we love you.

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