Tara's editorial illustrations and cartoons have been published in the New York Times, LA Times, USA Today , Austin Chronicle, Chicago NewCity, Cleveland Scene, SMITH Magazine, HEEB, US Catholic, Jewish Review, The Funny Times, and the Paris Review. Best known for co-collaborating with Harvey Pekar. Her most recent work has been published in "Long Story Short : Turning Famous Books into Cartoons" to be published summer of 2020. She illustrated Oscar Wilde's A Nightingale &

a Rose for The Graphic Canon of Children's Literature. Also, for Seven Stories Press, In volumes two and three, she adapted classic literary works ; The Great Gatsby, Freud’s Interpretation of Dreams, Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables and biographies of the Beat Generation. Tara illustrated a series of art festival posters for Cleveland's historic Little Italy.  She lives with her family in Pepper Pike, Ohio.


1992 - 1996 Edinboro University

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Applied Media Arts

Panels/Guest Author

2009- Brooklyn Comic Con/Pekar Project

2009- Drew University/ Pekar Project

2012 - Books by the Banks/ The Graphic Canon 


2009- Harvey Pekar's 70th Birthday

(Pennello Gallery, Cleveland) 

2010 - Manifest Equality  "American Splendor on Canvas" (Los Angeles)

2011 - Back to the Earth  (Little Italy, Cleveland, Oh)

2011 -Drawn to the Music Scene (Little Italy, Cleveland, Oh)

2012 - NOIS - Case Western Art Gallery

2013 - NOIS - Cuyahoga Community College 

2014-Three Women Artists (Cleveland, Ohio) 

2015- Nature Walk - Solo Show / Fairmount Center For the Arts

2016-17- From Women Lakeland Community College Group Show

2018- Graphic : Counter Culture of Cartoons, comics & Graphic Novels / Artist Archives of the Western Reserve

2020- Faculty Show / Fairmount Center

for the Arts 

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