Tara Kurtzhals is a graduate of the College for Creative Studies with a BFA in Entertainment Arts: Animation. She graduated with high honors and was selected as the Student Speaker for the Graduation Ceremony.

It was at CCS that Tara developed a passion for making comics with diverse and complex female characters. Her two current projects are Knight & Beard, a fantasy buddy comedy, and Girls Have a Blog, a featured webcomic on Line Webtoon.  Tara works with her longtime friend and creative partner, Sarah Bollinger, under their partnership, Open Field Studio, LLC.

Tara's ultimate goal is to encourage the next generation to create comics that help them navigate the world in a positive way. She believes writing and drawing are the keys to overcoming difficult challenges in life. She hopes to encourage different kinds of people to write from their personal experiences to fill the world with new perspectives.


Read Girls Have A Blog and Knight & Beard by clicking on their logos!