If you liked Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Sandman...

Well so did the guys who came up with Tart...

So we've got that going for us.

I've always wanted to say something like that. And now I can, and it's true. The world we've worked on creating would not have existed without the years we've each spent individually immersing ourselves in worlds devised by Gaiman, Whedon, Moore, etc.

If we do our job right, comparisons to Buffy will come. Not only do I not run from it, I embrace it. But Tart is not just an ancestor of Buffy, but of Claremont's Rogue and Kitty Pryde (and anyone who read Whedon's Astonishing X-Men knows just how much Joss likes him some Shadowcat). Of Aerin Firehair from Robin McKinley's "The Hero and the Crown" (if you've never read that do yourself a favor and buy a copy for yourself this holiday season). Of Tolkien's Eowen of Rohan and many, many others*.

Now for the bidness: Ludo is making some last changes/fixes to better tell our story through the online format (we added a couple pages to the first issue if you need to know) and we're emailing back and forth across the Atlantic to figure out the best schedule to release our little project.

As of right now we are set to self-publish the first three issues of Tart here. As I said just down the page - go ahead scroll down and see... are you back... no... Now... Okay, good, I missed you - they'll come out in weekly updates of 4 to 6 pages depending on what works best for the story. When we've put up an entire issue, we'll take a breather for a week or two and then start on the next issue.

Why stop at three issues? Well there's good news for that. Ludo will be concentrating on another project with a publisher in France, and we don't want to suck up too much of his time as he perfects that.

Well, for now, that's it...

And sorry Ana, I'd love to tell you where I paraphrased (stole) the line from in the last post, but that wouldn't be fair to the other kids in the class.

*I also liked Knight Rider a lot, but as of yet, there are no plans for a talking car (that Ludo has accepted).
coming soon....


I'm blogging. I'm a blogger. I've blogged.

It's pretty easy. You just let the blog do the work.*

Welcome to the Tart Webcomic! This is Kevin Joseph (KJ), the writer and Co-Creator of Tart. I'm proud to say with Artist and Co-Creator Ludovic Salle (Hell Strawberry), we'll eventually be rolling out our series here in this very space. It's all very fluid right now, so we'll better inform you of publishing schedules, etc. but our goal is to bring you an issue of "Tart" over about a month in 4 to 6 page weekly segments (We figure, if four page chunks worked for Alan Moore in Warrior Magazine, it just might work for us).

We'll start rolling out our story soon, in the meantime, make sure to check out Ludo's other webcomic "Hell Strawberry" at http://hellstrawberry.blogspot.com/ Hell Strawberry is all Ludo's. I'm trying to make a deal for a cut in the profits, but since she existed long before Ludo and I met, I think the best I can ask for is a free copy of the comic when he prints it (and I'll take it!). Hell Strawberry and Tart, two kick-ass heroines that may or may not run into to each other some day (of course they will, if it worked for Stan Lee, it just might work for us).

Hey this blogging thing is easy, wonder if it'll help us get our work in front of as many eyes as possible (It worked for Neil Gaiman, yada yada yada).

Stay tuned, we're baking the tastiest dish we can imagine. When she's ready for a taste we'll let you know. Until then, stay hungry.

* My undying respect goes to the first person to comment with where I stole this line from.