Sketches, Satires, Skeletons, Shortcomings

Tara Helfer is a Pittsburgh native, currently working in Columbus, Ohio as a designer and cartoonist.

Co-creator of "Night Crew" - part of Nickelodeon's 2014 Animated Shorts Program
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a little thing I did for Look Human this month.This design is available on a t-shirt | print | canvas | pillowMy little sisters have some inspirational wall art in their bathroom about finding the right boy. Ugh. Kind of makes my eye twitch when I think about it. So big sister Tara is going to tell you about the real important stuff, like self-love, agency and little dainty baby deer.

a little thing I did for Look Human this month.

This design is available on a t-shirt | print | canvas | pillow

My little sisters have some inspirational wall art in their bathroom about finding the right boy. Ugh. Kind of makes my eye twitch when I think about it. So big sister Tara is going to tell you about the real important stuff, like self-love, agency and little dainty baby deer.

WIP of the 16th Colossus, Malus, for Justin Woo’s upcoming zine.I'm so happy Justin was able to squeeze me in! SotC is easily one of my biggest inspirations. trying to finish this ASAP! DO IT FOR AGRO!!

WIP of the 16th Colossus, Malus, for Justin Woo’s upcoming zine.

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'm so happy Justin was able to squeeze me in! SotC is easily one of my biggest inspirations. trying to finish this ASAP! DO IT FOR AGRO!!

The first episode of Farewell, My Brightest Fighter is live! 

Marcy, a bitter and jaded art school freshman, has no idea where her life is going or what she wants out of it. She has enough on her plate without food poisoning, a sick cat, nagging friends, constant failure, and…now what…crazy huge magical girl responsibilities?? How will she make it to class in time?

This was a fun collaboration with my talented painter friend Lisa Sterle and Rad Fortress. She brought the magical girl and I brought the grime! We’ve already started part 2 so stay tuned for FIGHTING, glowy costume changes, impractical cake-like dresses and sicky slimy madness.

Had to draw Fiona/Squishee in a dress for Becky and Frank’s Draw Your Cat In a Dress Day. She’s gonna squishee that bug, dress or none!

Had to draw Fiona/Squishee in a dress for Becky and Frank’s Draw Your Cat In a Dress Day. She’s gonna squishee that bug, dress or none!

My contribution to Light Grey Art Lab’s animal rescue benefit show: Animystics.
A Wind at My Back (2014)Tara Helfer
The horse is thought to represent the intuitive aspects of human nature. As a spirit guide, he teaches us how to ride into new directions, to awaken and discover our own freedom and power. 
Prints available from Light Grey Art Lab || A portion of the proceeds go to Feline Rescue Inc

My contribution to Light Grey Art Lab’s animal rescue benefit show: Animystics.

A Wind at My Back (2014)
Tara Helfer

The horse is thought to represent the intuitive aspects of human nature. As a spirit guide, he teaches us how to ride into new directions, to awaken and discover our own freedom and power. 

Prints available from Light Grey Art Lab || A portion of the proceeds go to Feline Rescue Inc

lisasterle:

Sugar Punch Marcy posters/canvas prints
first poster for my upcoming cartoon, Farewell My Brightest Fighter, starring Marcy and her mentor Queen Lady Justice. The painterly background was super liberating as I’ve been working with flat colors for soooo long it was nice to break out the texture brushes. 

Lisa made this sickly sweet illustration for our upcoming cartoon!

lisasterle:

Sugar Punch Marcy posters/canvas prints

first poster for my upcoming cartoon, Farewell My Brightest Fighter, starring Marcy and her mentor Queen Lady Justice. The painterly background was super liberating as I’ve been working with flat colors for soooo long it was nice to break out the texture brushes. 

Lisa made this sickly sweet illustration for our upcoming cartoon!