Kaja and Phil Foglio have launched a Kickstarter to fund the printing of volume 12 of the wonderful Girl Genius webcomic, and to reprint the older books. These are multi-award-winning, independent steampunk delights, and $30 gets you "an actual, dead-tree, SOFTCOVER copy of Girl Genius Volume 12: Agatha Heterodyne and the Siege of Mechanicsburg. — Read the rest
I've previously reviewed Phil and Kaja Foglios' Agatha H books, these being prose adaptations of their spectacular, award-winning Girl Genius comics. Now, the UK's Titan Books has brought out the first two novels in handsome paperback editions, reasonably priced for all to enjoy. — Read the rest
Mike sez, "Phil Foglio describes why he posted Hugo-winning comic Girl Genius online for free."
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First of all, printing comic books is expensive. I figured that by not having to do the comic book we were saving close to $20,000 a year.
Last week, I blogged about Chris's TalkShoe interview with Phil and Kaja Foglio, now he reports, "it went very well, was an hour and a half long, and is available in two mp3s of about 45 minutes each. If BoingBoing readers would like to suggest other guests for me to interview, I'd be delighted to have your suggestions and will try my best to get them on the show." — Read the rest
Chris from Biblio File sez,
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This Sunday, I'll be hosting a live interview with Phil & Kaja Foglio as part of my podcast The Biblio File. Not only will the guests be live, but the audience can participate live as well, via phone, VOIP, or text chat.
Phil Foglio, one of the premier genre toon artists, has produced a two-page fan-art tribute to Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's spectacular and hilarious end-of-the-world novel Good Omens.
Carla and I have been enjoying Love and Rockets (the comic book, not the band that swiped the name) since the 1980s, when Carla bought a copy at a comic book store in Sacramento. For those of you unfamiliar with the comic books series, it was created in 1981 by the Hernandez Brothers — Gilbert, Jaime, and Mario — from Oxnard, California, and it focuses on the lives of people living in Hoppers (a stand-in for Oxnard) and the fictional South American town of Palomar. — Read the rest
Phil Foglio's Girl Genius, a classic BB comics fave, will soon become a video game should a Kickstarter campaign reach its funding target. Girl Genius: Adventures In Castle Heterodyne will have Agatha exploring the castle of her mechanically-minded ancestors and finding much trouble to get into therein. — Read the rest
Phil Foglio (previously) writes, "Studio Foglio is kickstarting a new Girl Genius Collection! The Incorruptible Library covers the adventures of Agatha Heterodyne and her friends as they journey beneath the streets of Paris. There they encounter hidden subterranean civilizations, forgotten labyrinths filled with secrets, and a healthy dollop of Adventure, Romance, and Mad Science!"
This year's San Diego Comic-Con masquerade featured a cosplayer team dressed as the "women of the Haunted Mansion" — from a maid to a stretching portrait to a changing portrait to ballroom and graveyard ghosts, all doing a delightful dance routine.
Carol writes, "Phil and Kaja Foglio have recently launched the Kickstarter for the latest book in the Girl Genius graphic novel series, Girl Genius: The Beast of the Rails. (And they've already reached their basic funding goal!)"
I'll be joining thousands of fans and hundreds of presenters at Loncon 3, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention, later this week. I hope to see you there!
Phil Foglio writes, "Woo hoo! Excitements abounds! Today Studio Foglio flipped the Big Red Switch and we have launched our latest Kickstarter. This one is for Girl Genius Volume 13- Agatha Heterodyne and the Sleeping City. Now, as some people might remember, we had a very successful Kickstarter last year. — Read the rest
Carol writes, "After a much-needed break, this week Phil & Kaja Foglio started up a new story arc on their multiple-Hugo-award-winning 'Girl Genius' comic series.
This new story arc is a good place for new readers to jump in, as Agatha Heterodyne sets out on a new adventure. — Read the rest
Carol from the wonderful Cheapass Games writes, "Pairs is our latest project: a classic pub-style card game, designed by James Ernest and Paul Peterson. We've teamed up with Patrick Rothfuss to make decks with themes and artwork from the world of his Name of the Wind novels. — Read the rest
Jayson sez, "Gygax magazine is a quarterly adventure-gaming magazine, created in the spirit of such iconic '80s journals as Dragon, White Dwarf, Adventure Gaming, and Pegasus. At the helm are Gary Gygax's two eldest sons, Luke & Ernest Gary Gygax Jr., — Read the rest
Agatha H. and the Airship City is the first prose novel about Agatha Clay, the heroine of their Hugo-winning webcomic Girl Genius. I've been reading the Foglios since I was a sprout poring over Dragon magazine, and doting on Phil Foglio's back-page comic What's New? — Read the rest
Italian magistrates investigating a prostitution ring have been wiretapping prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, and have recorded the oligarch boasting about ordering eleven women for a single night (he was only able to have sex with eight of them), complaining that meeting with David Cameron and the Pope interferes with his womanizing, and stating that he is only prime minister in his spare time. — Read the rest