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Tart Acid's adventure under the sea continues. All she needs to defeat to survive is 3 merpeople, a blood-frenzied shark, & drowning.
Tart Acid's adventure under the sea continues. All she needs to defeat to survive is 3 merpeople, a blood-frenzied shark, & drowning.
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The soul of a murdered teen is given the choice to Rest in Peace or Seek Revenge. She chooses to Hunt Redemption.

Tart is the story of a young woman who wakes up for each adventure without any idea where in the world she is, or when in time she is.

She just knows that wherever she is, there's a demon causing trouble and it's up to her to to stop it.

We have completed our sixth issue and are thrilled to be kickstarting it right now.

If you're new to us you can catch up with the entire series through this Kickstarter with the Catch Up Tier for only $25. We're so sure you'll love our series that we'll send a pdf of issues 1-3 for you to read as soon as we see you've pledged (Yes, even before the campaign is finished!).

For our returning readers... HECK YEAH!!!! 

When last we saw Tart she was in a wee bit of trouble. Unfortunately for her it's much more likely to get worse than to get better. 

With enemies like these, Tart needs friends.
With enemies like these, Tart needs friends.

Due to a career change, series Co-Creator Ludovic Sallé could not make time in his schedule to draw this issue. Ludo has always brought breathtaking visuals to our comic. How were we going move forward with our story without taking a step back in that department?

We met Karl Moline, the incredible artist who Co-Created Joss Whedon's Slayer-in-the-Future comic Fray, at a convention. We asked what his next project was and he mentioned he had a small window without any projects coming up. With the thought that the worst he could tell us was no, we asked him if he could pinch hit on an issue for us. 

After reading our existing issues and the script for Tart 6, he jumped on board and we've had a blast ever since.

Karl supplied all line art and (for the first time ever) completely colored his own work. So backing Tart won't just get you a great comic book, it will also support Karl Moline as he takes a step into a new facet of his already impressive career.

THE COMIC

  • Single Issue Floppy Comic
  • 20 pages of Kickass Underwater Action 
  • The Penultimate Issue of our Submerged Arc
  • Printed using State of the Art Offset Printing Process to proudly stand next to Big 2 books
  • And yes, we'll say it again, art by Industry Star Karl Moline

THE TEAM

 

 

TART IS TAKING THE WORLD BY STORM!

  • "Tart is F*&cking amazing... If it was legal to date a comic book, I'd date Tart." Ming Chen - AMC's Comic Book Men   
  • "You'll want to take in every glorious frame of this new classic." Daniel Wilburn - Three-Time Backer 
  •  "A supernatural Quantum Leap with an imaginative story packed with heart." James Ferguson - Horror Talk Podcast 
  • "Tart is in a league all by itself. I fell in love with the characters as much as I fell in love with the story and the artwork. It was everything I never knew I wanted." - Derek Becker - ComicProsAndCons.com 
  • "Tart is the most scrumptious of eye candy, a beautiful pastel daydream of time-traveling adventure." Jason Clark - An Elegant Weapon Podcast 

We wouldn't be where we are now without the support of our Kickstarter backers and we're ready to reward them with that support. Tart #6 is the most action-packed issue of the series so far, and we're chomping at the bit to share it with you!

THE RICH STUFF!

DIGITAL REWARDS 

PDFs STARTING AT $2

 

TOXIC PDF BUNDLE $8

PHYSICAL REWARDS

SINGLE COPY $9* 

* US shipping included in all pricing and Toxic Digital Bundle included in all physical reward tiers.

 

LCS BUNDLE - 5 COPIES OF TART #6 $10

 

 

TWO* COPIES OF TART #6 $12

* Second copy will be Kickstarter Variant if Stretch Goal is reached

 

MAGNETIC PERSONALITY TIER $20

 

SOFTCOVER CATCH UP TIER $25

HARDCOVER CATCH UP TIER $39

 

LCS BUNDLE #2* $40

* Three complete runs of the series so far

 

LIMITED EDITION GICLEE PRINT $75

ORIGINAL ART TIERS $125 - $500

From the entire team. Thank you so much for checking out our campaign. Your generosity, in terms of time, money and boosting the signal of our campaign, is why we can continue.

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Risks and challenges

We print our books in Taiwan and ship them by boat. There is always a chance that such long travel can run into delays due to storms, customs or holidays we are ignorant of. But this is our sixth Kickstarter and we have delivered on time in our first five campaigns and are working hard to be certain we keep up our streak.

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    Hold My Place

    We realize that campaigns can never be timed perfectly for everyone. If now isn't a good time, but you'd like to follow the campaign or show support without receiving a reward this tier's for you. Also a really good placeholder if you want to receive the first day backer print, but don't know exactly which tier you'll eventually back.

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    Bare Bones PDF

    All caught up with the series and just want the story of Tart #6? This tier comes with a pdf of the comic we will be sending to our printer. Any back matter in the physical comic will be included in this pdf.

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    Director's cut PDF

    Kevin will annotate the original script of Tart #6, noting where changes were made and why from the first draft he sent Karl, and the final product. It will be a cool look under the hood of Tart 6 in progress.

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    Digital Comics Bundle

    Over 200 hundred pages of Toxic Comics. This digital tier comes with all six issues of Tart (Tart #6 will be the Director's version), Hell Strawberry First Chronicle - 76 pages of time traveling action written and drawn by Ludovic Salle'. This list doesn't include bonus pdfs from friends who will surprise you with comics of their own.

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    Tart #6

    This is it. What our entire campaign is about. A single issue of Tart #6 mailed directly to you. If you're caught up in the series and just want the comic, this one's for you. Shipping included within the United States.

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    LCS Bundle

    If you run a Local Comic Shop supported us in the past you might just need copies of the newest issue for your shelves. Shops that back this tier will receive five copies of Tart #6. Because shipping is included in the fee, we can not offer this tier outside of the continental United States.

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    Double Up

    It costs us the same amount in shipping to send you two comics as it does to send you one. So let's double it up, why don't we? When we make our goal, you'll receive two copies of Tart #6 as your reward. If we make our Stretch goal to create an Exclusive Kickstarter Variant Cover, your second issue will be that one.

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    Magnetic Personality Tier

    Add a 3"x 3" Tart Logo fridge magnet as well as an extra copy of The Tart #1 Convention Special (if you missed the campaign or want to introduce the series to a friend). Shipping included within the United States.

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    Catch Up Tier

    First time hearing about us? You don't have to worry about hunting down the beginning of our series. Our previous Kickstarter Backers have helped us print enough issues for people who want to join the party. This tier includes the Tart Volume 1 Trade paperback (collecting issues 1-3) and individual Issues 4, 5 and 6 (two copies).

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    Hardcover Catch up TIer

    Everything from the previous Catch Up Tier, but we replace our perfectly awesome softcover, with our extraordinarily beautiful Hardcover version of Tart Vol 1. The story is the same, the presentation is just a touch more elegant.

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    LCS Bundle #2

    We hope a few Comic Shops out there want to get in on The Toxic fun, but starting with Issue 6 wouldn't be ideal. This tier gets you three copies each of: The Tart Vol 1 tpb, and individual issues of 4, 5, & 6.

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    World Build with Kevin

    One of the most fun aspects of putting a comic together is building the world around your story. Kevin will email you a list of questions designed to get a cursory understanding of the story you hope to tell. From there he'll work with you by email to try to help you draw out the world around your comics so it becomes organic to the narrative. Up to four back and forth emails and one half hour skype session are included in this tier. Kevin is not an expert or a guru, but he promises to try to be helpful and fun. Limited to 2 because he's never done it before and wants to make sure to give you the attention you deserve.

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    Early Bird Giclee

    The Post Office gets pretty upset when Kevin tries to mail worms across the country, so the three early birds are going to have to accept saving $10. This tier scores you one of 25 numbered, museum-quality giclee prints signed by both Kevin and Karl Moline. Prints measure 14" by 10" and are suitable for framing. Each will be shipped in hard plastic sleeves to make sure they arrive in tip-top shape.

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    Giclee Tier

    This tier scores you one of 25 numbered, museum-quality giclee prints signed by both Kevin and Karl Moline. Prints measure 14" by 10" and are suitable for framing. Each will be shipped in hard plastic sleeves to make sure they arrive in tip top shape.

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    Karl Moline Original Penciled Head Shot

    Karl will pencil an original, one-of-a-kind, drawing of your choice of any character within the Toxic Universe. Tier includes one of the limited giclee prints and two copies of Tart #6.

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    ORIGINAL ART #1 - TALKING HEADS

    Karl was injured before our campaign, leaving me unaware there was original art available for the campaign. Karl pencils digitally, prints the pencils on art board and physically inks those pages. He has generously offered our backers first dibs on the pages. This tier includes pages that are dialogue heavy, or include less intense action. Pages will be chosen first come, first served by backer number. Shipping included in the United States. Note: unfortunately the Limited Edition Giclee is NOT INCLUDED in this tier.

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    ORIGINAL ART #2 - MEDIUM ACTION

    Karl was injured before our campaign, leaving me unaware there was original art available for the campaign. Karl pencils digitally, prints the pencils on art board and physically inks those pages. He has generously offered our backers first dibs on the pages. This tier includes pages that pages Karl considered more intense. Pages will be chosen first come, first served by backer number. Shipping included in the United States. Note: unfortunately the Limited Edition Giclee is NOT INCLUDED in this tier.

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    ORIGINAL ART #3 INTENSE ACTION

    Karl was injured before our campaign, leaving me unaware there was original art available for the campaign. Karl pencils digitally, prints the pencils on art board and physically inks those pages. He has generously offered our backers first dibs on the pages. This tier includes pages that Karl considered the best action in the book. Pages will be chosen first come, first served by backer number. Shipping included in the United States. Note: unfortunately the Limited Edition Giclee is NOT INCLUDED in this tier.

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    Full Figure Character Penciled and Inked

    Karl Moline will pencil and ink a full portrait of a character of your choosing either within the Toxic Universe, or within his creator owned characters (If you ever wanted a one-of-a-kind drawing of Fray... well...this would be the perfect time). Kevin will relay any requests or instructions, but the final artwork will be up to Karl's discretion.

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    Painted Kickstarter Variant Cover

    Series creator Ludovic Sallé drew our Kickstarter variant digitally, but he painted a one-of-a-kind version for a lucky backer. We held this tier until we knew we could deliver the variant. Not it goes to one lucky recipient.

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    You and a friend are Demon Guards

    A scene in Tart 7 takes place in the Palace of the Royal Family of Hell. No palace can be left unguarded, so two demons will be crafted from the likenesses of you and a friend. You will receive concept art of the process of "Demonizing" you. The artist for the page has not been chosen, so one of two things will happen. Either you will receive the original page of art published in the comic, or a giant one-of-a-kind giclee of the final page will be commissioned for you. This reward will arrive in two shipments. One will arrive when Tart #6 is printed with the rest of our backers. The page from Tart #7 will arrive later after it is drawn. Delivery date denotes when Tart 6 will arrive.

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    Karl Moline's Original Cover

    You will receive the final, black and white inked page used to create the Cover of Tart 6. Karl penciled the image digitally, printed blue lines on an 11" x 17" board and inked the incredible art that was used for the final cover. Karl will supply process images of the entire production.

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