And the Winner Is...

Happy Saturday everybody!

As you know Ludo and I are holding two contests for the people willing to give Tart a chance early on. I say Ludo and I, but he's really the one doing all the work. Doesn't matter, I'm still taking half the credit.

Anyway, we put every persons name in a hat that has "liked" Tart's Facebook page and I had my daughter pull one out.

It was an idea fraught with danger. If you know anything about three year olds (or at least MY three year old), then you know asking them to do anything out of the ordinary has - what's a nice word for this? - unpredictable results.

As I was making a video explaining how the contest would work (actually blogging this while the video uploads to Facebook), Vienna walked up in her yellow Belle dress, wearing a Tiara and holding a purse. She then says, "I wanted to give you this. I was scared before, but I'm not scared now." Which is either a quote from "Beauty and the Beast" or evidence that I'm an awful father.

I'm crossing my fingers for "Beauty and the Beast."

I then explained to her what she was going to do, and she quickly grabbed a name, said, "I can't do it (she'd totally already done it)," cried and ran away.

All and all, as much of a success as I could have hoped for.

There's still six more minutes of uploading time on the first video, so I'm wondering if I should just put the winner here right now, or wait until it's announced on Facebook?

Hmmmm? Maybe I'll take care of a little bidness first and see how close we are then.

If you're reading this you know that issue 1 has completed and Tart is somewhere, very, very cold. That's all you're getting from me about what's happening in the comic, so don't ask, but I do want to get you some scheduling information.

This next Tuesday will not be the first few pages of issue 2. Instead, Ludo will be posting some teases for the upcoming issues, promo art and a few other things he finds interesting. This break is from the story is built in to give Ludo a breather as he finishes the final art on issue 3 and to give you, our friends (I hope you become fans of the comic, but if you're here this early, you're most likely friends - or dang it you will be if you stick with us, because we will not be able to go forward with issues 4 plus without strong support from the core group we build by publishing issues 1 through 3 here) time to corral others who might be interested in reading the first issue.

Ok, I'm stalling for time here, but the video is uploaded, now I need to put up the one with Vienna pulling the name. I didn't capture the grab, as she did it quicker than I expected, but I think it's worth it to put up because she sort of freaks at the end.

Ooohhhh. Five minutes to go on the second video upload. And my wife just got home from the store so I think I'll just post the picture of the winning name.

Thank you to everyone who liked us on Facebook. The winner of the Original one of a kind art is:

Carrie has been with us from the beginning and since she has commented on one of the blog posts actually has a shot to win both pieces of art we give away. If you want to cut down her odds, make certain to comment on any of the posts containing updates of the comic, or the full issues in the upper right hand corner.

Have a great weekend everybody.


  1. Need to point out one error. My wife reminded me that the scene my daughter was reenacting came from "Tangled," not "Beauty and the Beast."

    If you haven't seen "Tangled" I recommend it highly. Really funny, and the story they come up with makes way more sense than the original Rapunzil does.

  2. I like "Tangled". I could be the kind of modern artist who is haughty and disgusted by Disney and the consumer society and globalization that spreads. But no. I like princesses, witches, princes, songs and funny animals. So what?

    Congrats to Carrie. I send her the watercolor directly from France. Posted tomorrow.

    1. I got it today and I LOVE it!! I am just thrilled! Thank you guys!! It's getting framed and put up immediately!!! XOXO