Taral is a long time science fiction fan,who has been involved in most fannish activities at one time or another -- fan art of course, but also writing, publishing, dealing, and convention running. He is also one of the early figures in funny-animal fandom (not to be confused with furry life-stylers). He is a freelance artist by day, sometime writer by night, and has on occasion stooped to regular employment, but likes to avoid it because it interfers with his sleep. While well travelled, he has lived his whole life in and close to Toronto. He resides with his cat and numerous collections of junk in the not very fashionable "wino" neighborhood of Parkdale in the west-end.
His involvement in comics is rather nominal -- three issues of Beatrix, (or Tales of Beatrix) and a few short stories, some covers, and a handful of pin-ups.
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Several times nominated for the Hugo as Best fanartist. (Seven to date.) Winner of the 2008 Rotsler Award for fanart. Fan Guest of Honour for Anticipation, the 2009 Montreal World Science Fiction Convention.