The Garlicks Gets Publisher, No Release Date Yet

Last year, I gave Lea Hernandez guff over her failed Kickstarter for The Garlicks, a terrific concept about a family of vampires, including a teen aspiring graphic novelist.

The Garlicks panel by Lea Hernandez

This year, she’s back with a publisher. Action Lab Entertainment has announced that they will publishing The Garlicks as part of their all-ages line (of which the best-known title is Princeless). There’s no publication date yet, probably because there’s still work to be done, but the publisher will have a preview available at the San Diego Comic-Con as one of their exclusives there. Also, I was assuming this would be a graphic novel, but now, it’s just as likely to be a serialized comic.

Update: Here’s the cover of the SDCC comic. Also, in the comments, Lez has confirmed that they’re planning “four shorter graphic novels of 48 or so pages each.”

The Garlicks SDCC preview

9 Responses to “The Garlicks Gets Publisher, No Release Date Yet”

  1. Lea Hernandez Says:

    Hi Johanna. The Garlicks won’t be a series of singles, but four shorter graphic novels of 48 or so pages each.

  2. Johanna Says:

    Thanks, Lea! Sounds vaguely European album-like. I look forward to seeing them.

  3. Jim Kosmicki Says:

    There was a second campaign from Indiegogo as well – an email went out at the end of May about the rewards being finalized. As a backer of both campaigns, I’m very glad to see Lea Hernandez’ belief in her concept come to fruition. Based on the previews that have been released so far, The Garlicks would seem to be a nice fit with Princeless.

  4. Ange Says:

    Does anyone have an update?

    I thought it was due in feb or march, but it’s been over 3 months since Hernandez updated or even commented on igg. It appears as if she’s ignoring people, and Action Labs hasn’t posted anything either… it’s frustrating. Maybe media will have better luck getting answers?

  5. Johanna Says:

    I can email them and ask; if I get an answer, I’ll update.

  6. Lea Hernandez Says:

    Ange: Johanna contacted me via twitter, rather than email.
    Sorry for the long delay in updates, I had to shepherd both son through his final months of high school (always complicated, more so for him). My daughter and I had to move in late 2012 because of domestic violence issues and it threw everything way off.
    Thanks for reminding me I really need to update the igg and start mailing out perks.

  7. Lea Hernandez Says:

    Also: The Garlicks comic will be starting back up in August.

  8. Johanna Says:

    Exciting news! Thanks, Lea. (I emailed Action Lab — you responded much faster.) Sorry to hear about the difficult changes, and I look forward to seeing more of the comic.

  9. Ange Says:

    Thankyou Johanna.

    Going through creator’s twitter showed time to go to a convention. I’m disappointed she couldn’t spare thirty minutes to post a few sentences, and there’s still no update. Not to say indigogo comes before Life. I don’t mean to be heartless, but…I dont know, you can’t ignore the people who supported you.

    “Has anyone received anything yet? Just curious, since I haven’t.”

    “I’m still hoping there’s some movement soon on the Indiegogo for The Garlicks.”




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