The Garlicks Book One

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A full-color graphic novel about Pandora Garlick, a teenage vampire who is NOT going into the family business!
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Lea Hernandez
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Comic
Los Angeles
United States
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Perks Getting Prepped!


Paper is coming for prints, magnets are on their way, the copies of my previous books are on their way, bags are on order!

The format and release date of THE GARLICKS trade is still being decided. As soon as I know, I'll post/send an update. This affects the sketchbook, too, they'll be mailed at the same time.

In the meantime, mailable incentives will be mailed: sketch sets, magnets, sketches, prints.

Speaking of magnets, here's the art for those:

image of fishbat magnet art

Thanks, as always, for your support!

FOOD, FOLKS and FANGS!

Lea

 

AND WE'RE DONE!

Thank you, this has been INCREDIBLE! (Which means, "Swooping and yawing from despair to 'HELL YEAH I'M A GENIUS!"')

I want to tell you: doing an indiegogo/Kickstarter campaign is harder than you think. I did two in six months because I believe in my vampire kids, and I'm also a fan of that winning feeling. Oh, how I love that feeling.

More people to thank in no particular order!

Jill Thompson, who's writing the intro for THE GARLICKS Book One and wow!

Samax Amen from Ghettomanga, Brian Truitt at USA Today, Henry Barajas at The Beat. Adam Warren helped me edit for near-maximum awesomeness. NYT bestselling author of Seraphina Rachel Hartman because she is AWESOME. 

My daughter, Summer. My son, Fox. My boyfriend David. My best friend Lisa Jonte. 

Kurt Busiek gets mentioned one more time for helping me re-tool THE GARLICKS so it could have a successful campaign. He did it because he's selfish, but full marks anyway.

ALSO @NeilaK20 and @Cattype for going way far out to support THE GARLICKS on Twitter. Ladies.

Everyone, just EVERYONE. YOU GALS AND GUYS.

AND HERE WE ARE.

When incentives other than books are ready to mail, there'll be updates. 

I'll make you the BEST DARN BOOK about vampire baristas, vampire graphic novelists, Italian butchers and fishbats EVER, and for girls. 

FOOD, FAMILY AND FANGS FOREVER!

See you Monday!

 

NEW PERK!

For an additional $250 added to your pledge, or a NEW $350. pledge, you will receive the ORIGINAL ART for the Kurt Busiek Eats a Bug print!

Kurt Print

With the art comes either--

--FOUR signed and sketched copies of THE GARLICKS, four of each print, four magnets, an ebook, and acknowledgement in the book!

OR

--Two of the following three perks: Pandora's Library, Pandora's Kit, Fishbat Plush.

BUT WAIT!

$100. of this perk will be donated to Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats, a charming Los Angeles non-profit that traps, neuters and releases feral cats and tames and adopts feral kittens.You'll be getting a unique piece of original art, an armload of books, and helping wonderful cats live good lives.  

How do you get it?

If you've already pledged, just add $250., if you're a new contributor, choose "Pandora's Dream Bag" and add a note that's it's for the Kurt Busiek Eats a Bug original art.

 

HI, I'M LEA HERNANDEZ

I'm raising money for the production and printing of Book One (of four) of my sixth graphic novel, a full-color vampire comedy called THE GARLICKS, and I need your help to bring it to life (and print)!

THE GARLICKS is told from the point of view of Pandora Garlick, a teenage vampire with zero vampire abilities. 

Me, I'm an award-winning cartoonist who's worked on comics like The Little Mermaid (for Disney), Girl Comics (for Marvel, and starring Magneto and Wolverine), Star Wars: Droids (for Dark Horse) and created three graphic novels for Young Adults: Cathedral Child, Clockwork Angels and Rumble Girls.

 

THE GARLICKS, THE BOOK

Garlicks logo

 

"Lea's stuff is terrific."-- Neil Gaiman (Coraline, The Graveyard Book)

Our supernatural hero, Pandora Garlick, is the big sister of baby Pamila (who's usually called Ham), who seems to have gotten everything Pandora didn't, like being able to shapeshift into a winsome (and annoying) flying fish and a taste for meat. 

Here's what The Garlicks is going to look like in color:

GArlicks pilot color

And here, for your readng pleasure, is The Garlicks' six-page "pilot" story:

Garlicks pilot page 1

 

Garlicks pilot page 2

 

Garlicks pilot page 3

 

Garlicks pilot page 4

Garlicks pilot page 5

Garlicks pilot page 6

 

Pandora, with no answers for why she isn't a proper vampire, turns to her passion, making comics, and chooses her family as her muses: the exhausting Ham, her vampire father Vourdain Garlick (a flower-eating barista), her human mother Olive Garlick (a baker-turned-butcher), and their home/business, Orange Espresso and Meats.

 

Olive Garlick (human, butcher) and Vourdain (vampire, barista):

Olive and Vourdain

 

When Pandora steals a blanket (and granny panties) to hide fishbat-Ham after yet another chase through their neighborhood, she brings herself and Ham to the attention of not only Maxim, a friendly boy who can see monsters, but also three rock-stupid, very dangerous, demon-hunting angels.

Pan quickly finds out that the only thing worse than having no time to draw stories is having entirely too much material to draw from. How will Pandora, with supposedly no supernatural abilities, save her family from a supernatural threat?

"...funny, human, silly, gorgeous, sweet and smart," --Kurt Busiek (Astro City, Marvels)

 

READ THE GARLICKS AS IT'S DRAWN FOR THE GRAPHIC NOVEL!

I'll be serializing THE GARLICKS Book One (of four), three color pages a week, over the next four or five months as a webcomic at thegarlicks.net and pages will appear here in updates.

When Pandora's first story is complete and still piping hot, it'll be collected into full-color print trade of 60 pages, with an introduction by Jill Thompson, incredible creator of the Halloween classic SCARY GODMOTHER! (Who better, right?)

"Lovely work."--Jim Lee (artist of Justice League, co-publisher, DC Comics)

 

GOODIES. GOOD GOODIES

I've concocted some fine incentives for you: at just $10., you'll get a PDF copy of the book and a custom magnet of Fishbat. At $25., a signed copy of THE GARLICKS and a print of Astro City writer Kurt Busiek (a huge supporter and friend of The Garlicks) eating a bug (as he has promised to do to help THE GARLICKS see print) or a print of Fishbat and Pandora Garlick!

 

KURT BUSIEK EATS A BUG PRINT:

 Kurt Print

 

FISHBAT AND PANDORA GARLICK PRINT:

Fishbat and Pandora Print

 

FISHBAT PLUSH!

 

PANDORA'S ART KIT (scope this pic!):

A kit of drawing supplies

 

PAN'S DREAM BAG (the gloriously extravagant custom messenger bag stuffed with books and goodies):

Custom messenger bag

Even a chance to appear in THE GARLICKS as a character!

 

NOW, I DRAW! (AND PRINT AND MAIL...)

The money raised for THE GARLICKS will go towards the production and printing of the first of four planned volumes and to make and mail out incentives. I'll be writing, drawing, and assembling THE GARLICKS full time for about five months, then shepherding it through printing, THEN signing and mailing them for another two months! (It takes a LOT of hours to address and stuff and post books. I have to start making packages in November to be ready when THE GARLICKS is printed next year!)

SHARE!

Even if you can't contribute money, or if you want to do more (oh please do more!) you can still be part of Team Garlicks (or Team Fishbat or Team Pandora or Team Rock-Stupid Angels), by spreading the word about THE GARLICKS via Twitter, Facebook, tumblr, and Pinterest. Everything helps, and I will be very grateful!

The music for my video is "Self Motivation (Dance to Success Mix)" by Borja. 

 

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$10,258USD
raised by 249 people in 1 month
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$19,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on October 26, 2012
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  • $5USD
    HAM: digital wallpaper

    A lovely THE GARLICKS wallpaper for your desktop, and acknowledgement at THE GARLICKS website as a backer.

    4 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $10USD
    VOURDAIN: ebook

    A PDF of THE GARLICKS, a nifty fridge magnet of Fishbat for you to put on anything it'll stick to, plus acknowledgement at THE GARLICKS website as a backer. Outside US, add $3. for shipping.

    38 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $15USD
    OLIVE: ebook and print

    A PDF of THE GARLICKS, a Fishbat and Pandora OR Kurt Busiek Eats a Bug print (either sure to start conversations like, "That fish has wings!" or "Why is that man eating a bug?" or "Um..."), a Fishbat magnet, plus acknowledgement at The Garlicks website as a backer. Outside US, add $5. for shipping.

    10 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $25USD
    PANDORA: book & print

    You want to read print book, you want art, and your fridge is naked naked naked. I understand, and I put this together for you: a signed copy of THE GARLICKS trade paperback, the PDF, a Fishbat and Pandora print, OR Kurt Busiek Eats a Bug print, a Fishbat magnet, and your name in the book recognizing you as a backer. Outside US, add $7. for shipping.

    128 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $45USD
    PAN'S SKETCHBOOK

    Get a behind-the-scenes sketchbook, Pan Orange, chock full of art from the development and making of THE GARLICKS! Of course, you'll also get your signed copy of THE GARLICKS trade paperback, the PDF, a Fishbat and Pandora print OR Kurt Busiek Eats a Bug print, a Fishbat magnet, and your name in the book recognizing you as a backer. Outside of the US, add $10. for shipping.

    18 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $60USD
    KURT BUSIEK EATS A BUG!

    In your copy of THE GARLICKS trade paperback you will get a custom sketch of Kurt Busiek eating any bug you want: doodle, fly, fishing lure, cricket, hissing roach, the cute little car kind, a dung beetle. (Spiders aren't bugs, but for you? A spider.) You'll also get the Pan Orange sketchbook, a signed Kurt Busiek Eats a Bug print AND the Fishbat and Pandora print, a Fishbat magnet, PDF, and your name in the book recognizing you as a backer. Outside of the US, add $10. for shipping.

    6 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • SOLD OUT

    $75USD
    PANDORA'S KIT

    This is the drawing kit I carry EVERYWHERE. A customized pencil bag that doubles as a cup and can be hooked into a binder, Prismacolor pencils in blue, red, and black, a pencil sharpener, and a blank Moleskine notebook. (See the pic to the left.) You also get a signed and sketched copy of THE GARLICKS trade paperback, a Fishbat magnet, the PDF, the mini-prints AND the Kurt Eats a Bug print, and your name in the book recognizing you as a backer. Outside US, add $15. for shipping.

    10 out of 10 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $75USD
    FISHBAT: signed book & plush

    Here's the Fishbat plush (check the picture in the left hand column): handmade, fleecy, 5.5" high by 8.5" long, far more cuddly than Pandora's sister. Fishbat comes with a signed and sketched copy of THE GARLICKS, ebook, both prints, Pan's sketchbook, a Fishbat magnet, and your name in the book recognizing you as a backer. Outside of the US, add $10. for shipping.

    6 out of 10 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $90USD
    PAN'S LIBRARY: My books

    Always wanted my other creator-owned books? This is for you. In addition to your signed and sketched copy of THE GARLICKS graphic novel, the PDF, a Fishbat magnet, prints, and the Pan Orange sketchbook, you'll signed and sketched copies of my other creator-owned books: Cathedral Child, Clockwork Angels, and Rumble Girls! Outside US, add $15. for shipping.

    12 out of 25 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $125USD
    PAN'S ORIGINAL ART

    A drawing for you in blue, red and black on high-quality paper of a single subject of your choosing. You also get your signed and sketched copy of THE GARLICKS trade paperback, the Pan Orange sketchbook, the PDF, the prints, and your name in the book recognizing you as a backer. Outside of the US, add $22. for shipping.

    6 out of 15 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $185USD
    EXTRA MONSTER: be a guest star

    You (or a real person or pet you know) as a character in a walk-on role! Want to be a teeny-tiny bit famous? I can do that! You'll also get a high-quality print of the page you appear on, and a sketch of you as your character in your copy of THE GARLICKS trade paperback, the prints, magnet, PDF, and acknowledgement in the book as a extra! (BTW, the person/animal you pick can't be a celebrity or a copyrighted character.) Outside US, add $22. for shipping.

    3 out of 10 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $350USD
    PANDORA'S DREAM BAG:

    This is the ULTIMATE backer reward! It's ALL of the previous rewards in a custom-printed medium-size courier bag by Rickshaw Bagworks. (Check out the pic to the left--this bag is big enough to hold an iPad or 13" laptop!) In your bag will be THE GARLICKS trade paperback, the Pan Orange sketchbook, my three previous graphic novels, prints, Pandora's sketch kit, and an original drawing of a GARLICKS character. Outside US, add $22. for shipping.

    2 out of 5 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2013
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