Popular television talk show host and relationship expert Diana Falzone and writer/producer Geoff Skinner have teamed up with The Webcomic Factory to debut the webcomic HOT MESS. Based on the real-life challenges Diana lived through while growing up, Hot Mess tells the story of Anna, the new girl, who is just trying to make it out of high school intact.

Like all of us, Anna has a constant war raging inside her head, with all the different sides to her conscious vying for attention. In Hot Mess we’ll get to see these different personalities of Anna’s psyche – from the manic-depressive id, to the self-righteous superego – represented by different animals.

“Each of these animals constantly give their opinions on what Anna should do in all the social situations she encounters,” says co-creator Diana Falzone. “From confronting the mean girls to how to handle her first love triangle – and they’ll often butt up against one another and fight over who is right. The animals truly represent all the different, sometimes opposing voices that every teen has when it comes to life decisions.”

Hot Mess features artwork by newcomer Emily Chan and is produced by Christian Beranek, known for his work with Disney’s Kingdom Comics and recently the co-founder of The Webcomic Factory, a hub of daily online content that will be acting as an advocate for Hot Mess.

Sponsoring the launch is Paltalk, the premier provider of software and technology for real-time, rich media, interactive social networking. Paltalk will be hosting a live chat with Falzone and Beranek on May 26 at The Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach, CA at 7pm pst. To join the chat, please visit: PALTALK.COM/DIANAFALZONE