Posts Tagged ‘New York’

TaraNormal Activity: New York Comic Con 2010 is almost here!

I can’t believe it but this year’s New York Comic Con is almost here already! I’ve been running around like crazy and my wife has been sewing Tara Normal dolls like a mad woman! NYCC is on October 8-10th and Tara Normal will be at Booth 2582! I also want to do a Tara Normal meet up at a bar after the con Saturday so let me know any ideas you might have. Here’s a look at our new Stuffie Dolls! I really love how these came out. The first two figures are Dr. Frankenkitty and Shadowman! The ‘Bloody’ variant of Frankenkitty is a NYCC show exclusive so make sure to grab one at the con. The dolls will be on sale at the Tara Normal Store after the show for everyone who can’t get to NY so no worries.

My friends Brian and Fernando will be working the booth on Friday Oct. 8th. We’ll have all Tara Normal merch on hand including a print comic of Case #1!
I’ll be at the booth signing and drawing all day Saturday and Sunday. I’ll be doing caricatures all day Saturday and Sunday so if you’ve ever wanted me to draw you, it’s a great chance to have that happen.
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Here’s the 1st look at the Tara Normal Stuffie Dolls! Each one is handmade and filled with madness!

Dr. Frankenkitty Stuffie Doll!

Shadowman Stuffie Doll!

I hope to see you at NYCC! It’s going to be a giant Tara Normal party!

TaraNormal Activity: NYCC 2010 Report!

First off, thank you to everyone who stopped by to say hello at my booth at the New York Comic Con. It was one of the best times I’ve every had at a comic book convention. The kind words given to me about my art reminded why I create. A huge thank you to my friend Brian Stephenson. I greatly appreciate everything you’ve done for me.
Another big thank you to all of my friends who helped me run my booth: Kristy, Rob, Fern and Brian. I couldn’t have done it without you awesome folks!
Here’s some pics of the event in case you couldn’t be there! If you have an event you’d like me at to do caricatures please contact me at!

I BELIEVE: TaraNormal Tackles the NY UFO’s

‘Bout time we tackle this. Figures as we leave NY from the comic con, UFO’s start popping up. I was waiting to properly review the famous footage. If you haven’t seen the video of the NY UFO’s from October 13th that’s making the rounds here’s the news report:

Then the plot thickens.

Here’s a similar sighting this time in El Paso,TX, all the way across the country. The sightings and footage are very similar. I have to give props to the news team for using the X-Files in their report. I dig it.

Retired military officer Stanley Fulham predicted there’d be a “massive UFO display over the world’s principal cities” on October 13th, the date of the NY sighting.

Do you want to believe? wants to play skeptic.

What do you make of this report: The New York Daily News is reporting that the UFO’s in NY were simply balloons. The reflection of the sun makes them appear to be glinting alien space ships. An engagement party was held at a suburban NY elementary school for a teacher set to tie the knot.

“UFOs? They’re crazy–those are our balloons,” said Angela Freeman, the head of the Milestone School in Mt. Vernon.

The NY UFO's/Balloons

Crazy, Ms. Freeman? Is it crazy to then draw the connection between your party and the Roswell Incident? Remember they said that was a ‘balloon’ as well.

Does Ms. Freeman have inside information on the existence of alien life? Is she a covert government agent helping to cover up the truth? Have she ever given aliens detention?!

Here’s the video of the school kids admitting they know where UFOs come from. Why didn’t they share it earlier?

Now you say, what about the El Paso UFOs, HC?

Then I say, call me Howie, we’re buds. Then I tell you this:

It’s an air show by the US Army’s Golden Knights. Here’s a video from last year:

MSN believes that the camera was turned 90 degrees clockwise to achieve the mirror image effect in comparison to the NY UFO video.

Balloons? Crazy stunt pilots? Does this mean the U in these UFOs just got the boot? That’s up to you, my talented and great looking readers. Trust yourself.

I BELIEVE: Brooklyn Bridge Sea Monster

Sure, science will tell you this is just a normal fish. But you know your eyes are telling you this is a legitimate sea monster that was found under the Brooklyn Bridge in NY.

Brooklyn Bridge Sea Monster

By the looks of that empty Bud Light can, I’d say this sea monster was a drunk and a bad swimmer.

Tara Normal gets reviewed by!

While the recovery from the NY Comic-Con continues, here’s one of the very cool interviews I did. It’s with Anthony from (a very cool site now is now residing in my Bookmarks). He also reviewed the first ever Tara Normal book Origins. Please check it out!

Buy the new Tara Normal book!

Minions of Gozer: Ghostbusters Live!

Minions of Gozer

I had the awesome chance to meet a few of the cast members of the Minions of Gozer live show at NY Comic-Con last month. If you’re a fan of the movie Ghostbusters (and I don’t know who isn’t), you’ll love what the Minions of Gozer do. In the tradition of the Rocky Horror Picture Show events where fans dress up and sing along with the movie while it plays, the Minions bring to life the moments from the film that aren’t necessarily show in the classic paranormal movie. It’s all happening Friday November 18th & Saturday November 19th at the IFC Center in New York. Here’s more info from the creator/producer of the show Angela Williams.

We’re ready to entertain you!
The Minions of Gozer are a brand new Ghostbusters shadow cast! Born purely of fanlove, our show brings New Yorkers a timeless favorite in a brand new light. While honoring traditions built by fans of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Repo!The Genetic Opera, The Minions of Gozer bring a new twist to the art of shadowcasting, showing you all those moments in the film you’ve never seen but always wondered about. Like the time that Egon tried to drill a hole through his head. Or the undersea, unexplained mass sponge migration witnessed by Dr. Ray Stantz. Why didn’t anybody test the proton packs? What’s the deal with the giant Twinkie? And what is in Walter Peck’s pants anyway? We bring all the elements of a midnight movie party (costumes, props, audience participation and a shadow cast) to a mainstream favorite with a PG rating and a die-hard fan base. Who doesn’t want to throw candy hearts at Ray Stantz, the heart of the Ghostbusters, toss Crunch bars at Dr. Egon Spengler, or let index cards fly through the air during the opening scene?

We have the tools; we have the talent!
This month, the Minions of Gozer will call the IFC Center home for our long-awaited debut! On Friday, November 18th and Saturday, November 19th IFC will host the Minions for two performances accompanying midnight showings of Ghostbusters. Formerly known as the Waverly Theater, the IFC became the birthplace of shadowcast entertainment with midnight screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show in 1976. Synonymous with top-notch independent, cult and art film in New York, the IFC Center has long championed innovative, live shadowcast productions (Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Buffy the Vampire Slayer). We’re pleased as Ecto Cooler to help them continue this tradition. On Friday, November 18th & Saturday, November 19th, we’ll turn Greenwich Village into Slime Square with the first-ever live Ghostbusters shadowcast production. Bring your raincoat because you might get slimed!

An awsome and classic movie combined with an entertaining live show and the chance of getting slimed?! You don’t want to miss this much awesome.

Buy tickets here before they sell out!

TaraNormal Activity: We’re coming home to NY for NY Comic Con 2012!

Tara Normal New York Comic Con

I’ll be at the NY Comic Con October 11-14, 2012 for the entire show. Tara Normal is located at Booth #3342 and I’ll be debuting the new #1 issue of Tara Normal as well as a ton of new Tara-related merchandise. I’ll also be doing caricatures and sketches the whole show so stop by and get drawn!

I hope to see you there.

TaraNormal Activity: NYCC 2012 Report

Tara Normal New York Comic-Con 2012

Ghost Hunters Adam Berry Tara Normal

Tara Normal New York Comic Con

Tara Normal NYCC Ghost Busters Zuul

Sorry, it took a week for me to get these photos up here. I had the biggest comic convention hangover ever. 4 huge days meeting a ton of awesome readers and trying to pack years of catching up with my NY friends into 4 days really took a toll on me. Now I’m feeling back to normal again (as normal as I get). Here’s a few cool pictures from the show. NYCC 2012 was one of the biggest shows for Tara Normal yet. The debut of Tara Normal Issue #1 went amazing and the book and my art was very well received. Ghost Hunters’ Adam Berry and his husband Ben Berry surprised me by visiting me at the show. Great to see him again and to meet Ben in person! Looking forward to 2013 already.