In Chip Zdarsky's 2015 run of Howard the Duck, the primary supporting character is Tara Tam, a millennial tattoo artist that becomes acquainted with Howard and accompanies him throughout some of his adventures. Depending on who the artist is, she appears to have a different skin color. Have either of the character's creators, Zdarsky or Joe Quinones, given a definitive answer as to what ethnicity Tara Tam is supposed to be?

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    The surname Tam is mainly associated with Vietnam and Malaysia. It's also extremely common in China
    – Valorum
    May 18, 2022 at 7:25
  • I'm not a big Howard the Duck follower but IMHO she looks very Malay or at least SE Asian. May 18, 2022 at 10:11
  • I have twitted at the creators. Hopefully they'll weigh in with an answer.
    – Valorum
    May 18, 2022 at 11:53


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