Welcome to TaraShannonWrites.com
Home of Rabbit & Bear
I'm Tara Shannon!
Creator of Rabbit & Bear (and other things)
My childhood nickname "Bear", took on a new identity 3 years ago when I sat down to draw, and write as a way to calm myself and process my feelings. My sketches turned into powerful, tender moments of conversation and reflection mainly between the two illustrated characters, Rabbit & Bear.
Rabbit and Bear were, and continue to be, my outlet for years of thoughts, anxiety, depression, loss, grief, a cancer diagnosis... magic and wonder.
At the start of the pandemic in March 2020, and to my surprise, one of my sketches went viral on social media. That *moment* has since grown into an entire community of Rabbit & Bear readers and fans around the world. And, I couldn't be more grateful.