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
current mood: tiny kaiju

current mood: tiny kaiju

Sphinx girls

Sphinx girls

hmm

hmm

Moon Rabbit I painted at work.

Once I figure out how to put this on a print, I’ll make those too.

All of my favorite pieces are of rabbits, why is that? Growing up, my sisters and I rescued baby rabbits from my cats, so for maybe 8 years not a summer went by where I didn’t have one or two rabbits.

While making this I realized that I don’t really have the sensibilities for drawing some things like I do rabbits; and I maybe need to go outside and touch things more often.

Back in March, BOOM studios asked me to do a cover for the Bravest Warriors comic and WOW! how could I refuse! My partner and I watch Bravest Warriors religiously, so I jumped on it immediately. The cover was just released on Kate Leth and Ian McGinty’s BW #23.

I ended up doing a “where’s waldo” sort of layout featuring elements from our favorite episodes. I had a lot of fun drawing the Moon Frosted Double Dolphin Smax ingredients the most…of course, it was better with seahorse dreams. 

An overworked fine arts student scotty dog

An overworked fine arts student scotty dog

Winged horse man man monstrosity from a drink ‘n draw livestream last night. Might pick him up again and push the pose a little more. This took like 3 minutes. Drawing ugly horse people is in my blood.

Winged horse man man monstrosity from a drink ‘n draw livestream last night. Might pick him up again and push the pose a little more. This took like 3 minutes. Drawing ugly horse people is in my blood.

WIP of something big!

WIP of something big!