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The Time Traveling Demon hunter is back. Tart Acid is ready for her next adventure. This time she has backup.
The Time Traveling Demon hunter is back. Tart Acid is ready for her next adventure. This time she has backup.
The Time Traveling Demon hunter is back. Tart Acid is ready for her next adventure. This time she has backup.
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Tart is a fantasy comic filled with mystery, adventure and heart. Created by artist Ludovic Sallé and writer Kevin Joseph, this ongoing series follows Tart Acid as she hops through time and space. 

When Tart wakes up, she could be any place in the world. She could be any time in history. If she's there, however, she knows there is a demon near who is threatening the history of our world. And it's up to Tart to stop it.

Last year 194 backers came together to fund the printing of a trade paperback collection of Tart #1-3. We’ve used those books to travel to New York Comic Con, MCM London Comic Con, Local Comic Shops and more.

    

But it’s time for a new chapter… Literally.

Tart #4 finds our hero traveling to a tropical island in the Pacific Ocean with two other members of the Toxic Fruit: Gloom Tangerine and Lemon La Morgue. The three Toxics have been sent off by their boss to learn a crucial survival skill.

 While they’re gone, Cherry puts other plans in motion - traveling to the outskirts of Hell to make a deal with a Devil.

Don't worry if you haven't read issues 1-3. Our backers last year supplied us with enough copies of Tart Vol 1 that catching up is not just simple, it's affordable too. Or, if you just want to try out one comic, Tart #4 is a nice jumping on point. As this is the issue where we start to introduce the expanded Toxic Universe..

We don't want to delay you from the rewards any longer, so please check out our FAQs to learn more about Tart, this specific issue, our stretch goals or where the funds we raise will be spent. 

           
          
          
             
             
 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Risks and challenges

The art and lettering are completed for this project so there is no worry at all about us finishing this book. We prefer to Kickstart projects where the only thing remaining to do is print.

As books will be printed across the world, there is always the worry of a books being stuck in Customs limbo, but we'll build in some lead time in delivery for that.

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    Our thanks. Every single dollar helps us bring Tart into the world. Pledging a dollar not only earns our gratitude, it earns you entry into an exclusive club. Our Kickstarter Backers are the first to hear about exciting developments, sales or new projects.

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    Tart #4 Digital - We'll email you a link to download A pdf of Tart #4. If you’ve already purchased Tart #1-3 digitally, and would like to keep up with the story on your computer, this is your spot. Two bucks gets you issue 4 as soon as the pdf is ready to be sent to the printer.

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    PDF Catchup - Just hearing about Tart and want to catch up on the series, but don’t have room in your home for new books? $7 dollars gets you all four issues in pdf format. Here’s our special steal. We’ll send you a pdf of issues 1-3 whether we make our goal or not. Just message Kevin as soon as you pledge and he’ll email it off immediately (yes, even before the campaign ends). You’ll have to wait for the campaign to be funded for issue 4, however (We're holding at least one ace up our sleeve).

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    Let’s Get Physical - Ready for some comics? Pledging this tier gets you the entire reason for this campaign: Tart # 4. We’ll also include the PDF of Tart issue 4 as soon as it’s built and ready to be sent to the printers. Any and all stretch goals achieved begin here, as we can’t send physical stretch goals to anyone who is not receiving physical reward.

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    For a Friend Edition – Pledging this tier gets you two copies of Tart #4, one for you, one for a friend. We've learned the Kickstarter community is a generous group, and we want to make that generosity easy. This tier gets you a second book at a slight savings, and with no extra shipping included.

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    Catch up on Tart, Physical Edition -
    Just hearing about Tart and ready to jump on board with the actual books? Lucky for you our amazing first group of Kickstarter backers helped us print extra copies of Tart Vol 1 (Collecting issues 1-3). Pledge this tier and you’ll receive one copy of Tart Volume 1 and one copy of Tart issue 4, the entire story printed thus far.

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    Birthday Bundle – We figure there are some cool cats out there who already own Tart Volume 1 and know somebody that will love it. This Tier comes with 1 copy of Tart Volume 1 (for the friend) and two copies of Tart #4 (one to give, one to keep). Note: It does not have to be a friend’ s birthday in order to give them the gift of Tart. Groundhog’s day, Hump day, and Just Because Day are all perfectly acceptable days to expose someone to our book.

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    Lady’s Tank Top. Choose between either a yellow tank with the black TOXIC logo, which Tart wears in issue 3 or an aqua tank with the pink TART logo which adorns our book. Each shirt also comes with a copy of Tart #4. These shirts tend to run small, so it’s suggested to order one size larger than you normally wear. Kick ass tank tops for our kick ass readers. Domestic Shipping is included.

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    Kickstarter Exclusive T- Shirt – Ludovic has designed a unisex T-shirt to come with one copy of Tart issue 4. We don’t want to say you’ll be the envy of your neighborhood each and every time you wear it. Nor do we want to say that each shirt is imbued with crystalline specks of Charlwith Particles which help you find your wallet, repel the common cold, and marginally improve your parallel parking. We do, however wish to recklessly imply it. Domestic Shipping is included.

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    Local Comic Shop Bundle –
    Any Direct Market Store backing Tart will receive 10 copies of Tart #4 (Retail price $3.99) 2 copies of Tart Vol 1 (The 96 page tpb collecting issues 1-3 and retailing for $12.99) and get a spot on our LCS Kickstarter backer page. A page within the comic exclusively for the Comic Shops who back us. We'll list your shop's name and contact information (some combination of your address, web address, Twitter handle and/or telephone number) for anyone who reads this book to know you were a supporter. Think of it as a mini ad thrown into at least 1,500 copies of our comic for free. Space will be limited based upon the number of the Comic Shops backing. The fewer shops, the larger your name will appear. But the more shops, the better opportunity for you to be advertised in 2,500 copies of the book. Domestic Shipping is included.

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    Tart Volume 1 Hardcover. For our serious collectors. Get the hardcover edition of Tart volume 1 (collecting issues 1-3) and one issue of Tart #4. Domestic Shipping is included.

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    Giclee Print - Tart West - This museum quality print of a Ludovic Salle painting depicting Tart Acid in Native American headdress is the absolute finest we could find. Closer to a canvas painting than a poster, this giclee print is suitable for framing and displaying in your home or office. Along with the Giclee Print, we will also include a copy of Tart #4. Domestic Shipping is included.

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    Giclee Print - Sailor Moon Cosplay - This museum quality print of a Ludovic Salle painting depicts Tart Acid, Hell Strawberry and Gloom Tangerine cosplaying as Sailor Moon characters. The print is closer to a canvas painting than a poster. This giclee print is suitable for framing and displaying in your home or office. Along with the Giclee Print, we will also include a copy of Tart #4. Domestic Shipping is included.

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    Giclee Print - 50's Bombshell Pin Up. This giclee printing of a Ludovic Salle painting is the finest quality we could find. Inspired by the guys at the Drunk on Comics Podcast, this image was created as an homage to the 40s pin up posters of WWII. The print is suitable for framing and displaying in your home or office. Along with the giclee print, we will also include a copy of Tart #4. Domestic Shipping is included.

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    Chibi Caricature -
    Grabbing a piece of original Ludovic Salle artwork is a very good idea, starring in it might even be better. Pledge this tier and he will create a one of a kind chibi caricature of you from a photo you send. It can be used as your facebook photo, twitter avatar or any other electronic representation you choose. Even better, use this tier for a gift that will be remembered forever. Your chibi will be emailed to you as soon as it’s completed. Tart Issue 4 will be mailed with all other books mailed. Domestic Shipping is included.

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    Early Bird Special Black and White Commission of a Tart Character - Ludovic volunteered a very few pieces of original art at half his normal asking price for this Kickstarter. Have Ludo create an original sketch of Tart or one of the Toxic Fruit in whatever time period you desire. This is your chance to play Kevin and give Ludo a prompt to see just what you get. Commission will be drawn on an A4 sized parchment (about letter size). Every Commission comes with a copy of Tart #4. Domestic Shipping is included.

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    LCS Mega Bundle – For shops who want 10 copies of the tpb as well as 10 copies of Tart issue 4. You will be listed on the Kickstarter Comic Shop backer page whether pledging this tier or the $30 tier.Domestic Shipping is included.

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    Early Bird Superhero Commission - Ludovic volunteered a very few pieces of original art at half his normal asking price for this Kickstarter. Want to own Ludo's take on your favorite well known (or at least google-able) superhero? Pledge this tier for a full color drawing of that character as Ludo would make them. Wolverine, Batgirl, Loki, Sandman? It's up to you. Drawing will come on an A4 sized parchment (about letter sized) Each Commission comes with a copy of Tart #4. Domestic Shipping is included.

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    Early Bird Watercolor painting - Ludovic volunteered a very few pieces of original art at half his normal asking price for this Kickstarter. For this Tier, Ludo will create a one of a kind watercolor painting for you using Tart or one of the Toxic Fruit. If you're thinking of pledging this tier, please do so quickly. Not only was it one of the most popular tiers we had in the first campaign, but early backers will be allowed to request their favorite character and even the time period the painting exists in.
    Painting will be A4 sized (about letter sized) and arrive with 1 copy of Tart #4. Domestic Shipping is included.

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    Black and White Commission of a Tart character - All the early bird prices sold out, but you still want some original Ludovic Salle art? Have Ludo create an original sketch of Tart, a demon or one of the Toxic Fruit in whatever time period you desire. This is your chance to play Kevin and give Ludo a prompt to see just what you get. Commission will be drawn on an A4 sized parchment (about letter size). Every Commission comes with a copy of Tart #4. Domestic Shipping is included.

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    Commission - All the early bird Super Hero Commissions sold out? Still want to own Ludo's take on your favorite well-known (or at the least google-able) superhero? Pledge this tier for a full color drawing of that character as Ludo would make them. Wolverine, Batgirl, Loki, Sandman? It's up to you. Drawing will come on an A4 sized parchment (about letter sized) Each Commission comes with a copy of Tart #4. Domestic Shipping is included.

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    Ludovic has once again opened up his personal library of original Tart art and allowed 3 pages to be purchased of original Pencil and ink artwork from Tart issues 1, 2 or 4. After pledging we'll ask you to name your top 5 pages in order of preference and you'll get your top choice that is available. Note, if two backers choose the same page, it will go to the person who pledged earlier in the campaign, so don't dawdle!. Each page will arrive with one copy of Tart Vol 1 and Tart #4. Domestic Shipping is included.

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    Water Color Painting of a Toxic Character - Want an original, one of a kind- Ludovic Salle painting, but all of the early bird paintings are sold out? For this Tier, Ludo will create a one of a kind watercolor painting for you using Tart or one of the Toxic Fruit. If you're thinking of pledging this tier, please do so quickly. Not only was it one of the most popular tiers we had in the first campaign, but early backers will be allowed to request their favorite character from Tart's Universe and even the time period the painting exists in. Painting will be A4 sized (about letter sized) and arrive with 1 copy of Tart #4. Domestic Shipping is included.

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    Original Watercolor painted page from Tart #2. Notice the last tier didn't include Tart #2. There's a mighty important reason: Tart #2 was painted. As Indiana Jones would say, "This belongs in a Museum." But you can have it in your home. Strike now, as there's only one page available! Each Painted page will be accompanied by one copy of the Tart Vol 1 tpb and Tart #4. Backer pledging this will choose their top 3 pages in order of preference and get their first choice that is available.

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    Large Painting - Ludo is offering a chance at a larger, more detailed watercolor painting. This one on A3 (11.7" x 16.5") sized canvas. The size and level of detail on this painting necessitates the price (and will be well worth it if you have a nice room to display it in). Each painting comes with a copy of the Tart Vol. 1 tpb and 2 copies of Tart #4. Domestic Shipping is included.

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