- Author Bio
She went back to the Old World to find her roots, never suspecting that she would lay down new ones.
After a messy year of heartbreak and setbacks, Tara sets off to Ireland in search of clues to her family’s ancestry, but what she finds isn’t at all what she expected. Some of it has to do with the lack of records, but a lot has to do with John, the charming cartoonist she met on Twitter. An original graphic novel wrapped in real family history and set amongst the natural beauty of the Irish countryside, Roots is a classic romantic-comedy adventure and a page-turning account of a young woman finding herself.
2018 Pubwest Design Awards - Bronze Winner for Graphic Album, New Material
Publication History: TR original
Memoir/travelogue graphic novels are a best-selling category.
Tara O’Connor is an up-and-coming writer and illustrator who has found success in the world of self publishing and is now published by Oni and Top Shelf.
Publicity: Digital review copy made available to 3000 industry and press contacts
Author and artist interviews, and exclusive content reveals in comic media (Bleeding Cool, CBR, Comics Alliance, etc)
Social Media: Promotion through a variety of social media; Facebook (128k), Twitter (98.8k), Tumblr (25k), with a feature on IDWpublishing.com.
Inclusion in Direct-to-consumer Newsletter (40,000 unique and engaged fans)
Cross promotion in IDW’s monthly titles (Circulation over 350,000)
Author Website: www.taraocomics.com
“I reeeeeeeeally liked Roots. Like, I cried, I laughed, I felt genuinely moved. So good. Check it out!!”- Natalie Nourigat, author of Between Gears
“The story is beautiful. It reflected events in my own life. It made me laugh out loud. It made me smile. It made me root for its characters SO hard. It broke my heart.” - Stevie Robinson, Other Worlds Than These