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About the Artist


Howie at the Luxor Las Vegas

Howie Noel is the creator, writer & artist of the popular paranormal comic book, Tara Normal®, & is the official cartoonist of TAPS Paramagazine.

Howie’s character and comic strip Tara Normal® have appeared in the publication since 2010 as well as online at since 2009.

Howie’s caricatures of the TAPS team and stars of Ghost Hunters have helped raise thousands of dollars for charities benefiting the paranormal community.

His other published works include the comics Mr. Scootles, Vincent: The Painter of Death and the young adult novel Tara Normal®.

He is an award winning graduate of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY and proud defender of the movie Ghoulies 2.

When not working on Tara Normal and his other comics, or creative amazing portraits and artistic works, he provides caricatures for events and parties in the Baltimore/DC area.

Howie also accepts commissions for caricatures via the web. All he needs is a photo of his victim. Commissions are available to order from his website,



// Praise for Howie’s Artwork:

“Howie Noel is one of the most talented artists I have truly ever met.”
— Jason Hawes, star of Ghost Hunters, Founder of TAPS

“That is fucking AWESOME.”
— Norman Reedus, star of The Walking Dead

— Jon Bernthal, star of The Walking Dead

“Very talented.”
— John Cena, WWE Superstar

“Dude is talented.”
— CM Punk, WWE Superstar