Tara Tallan began work on her science fiction story Galaxion when she was twelve. Since then she has gone on to become a serious sci-fi nut, including having spent ten years working at Canada’s oldest science fiction bookstore, Bakka (now known as Bakka-Phoenix).
Tara wrote, drew, inked, lettered, and published Galaxion in print from 1993 to 1999, and during that time appeared at comic conventions across North America. She was nominated for the Ignatz Award for Promising New Talent in 1998 and the Friends of Lulu Kim Yale Award for Best New Talent in 1998 and 1999. After a six-year break from comics in order to raise a family, she launched the webcomic version of Galaxion in 2006. She has a prose short story published in the Bakka Anthology, alongside such science fiction luminaries as Tanya Huff, Robert J. Sawyer, and Cory Doctorow. She has also done several other comic projects, including a graphic novel about the Canadian Astronauts (yes, Canada has astronauts) published by Scholastic Education Canada, comic page style illustrations for a textbook on high school economics, and a comic book designed to sell insoles (yes, the ones that you put in your shoes). She has had precisely no formal art school training.
In March, 2010, Tara was nominated for a Joe Shuster Award for Outstanding Canadian Webcomic.
Tara lives with her husband and two children in Scarborough, Ontario (which is really a much nicer place to be than most people think).