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Girl Genius Graphic Novel and Kickstarter Extras for 2022!

Created by Studio Foglio

Adventure, Romance, MAD SCIENCE! The next volume of Phil & Kaja Foglio's acclaimed graphic novel series!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

November 2022 Update: We're almost set to begin shipping!
25 days ago – Mon, Nov 07, 2022 at 01:05:15 AM

Well! The printer has turned the books around much more quickly than we expected! Sharp-eyed backers will remember that our stated shipping date is January 2023, and although I beg you all to NOT count on getting your rewards in time for the various Winter holidays, we expect to begin shipping sometime next week—much earlier than we’d planned! We are still putting together the Envelopes of Madness but there are plenty of packages that we can now begin to ship that don’t need the EoM.

I’ll be locking down the addresses group by group, over time, WITH EMAIL NOTICE. This means that before I ship your reward you’ll get an email notification and a couple of days for that one last chance to review and update your shipping address. These notices won’t go out all at once, I’ll lock addresses by small package groups as we pack and ship. Until your address is locked you can always change it bylogging in to BackerKit with the email address you used for the Kickstarter campaign. Here’s the link: https://girlgenius20.backerkit.com/BackerKit

Our BackerKit preorder store remains open for the time being, as does the preorder store for Rain Games’ Girl Genius video game for Steam and the Nintendo Switch.

And now, I’m off to work on getting you all your books!

Thank you so much—

—Kaja

Actually, you can still update your shipping address directly in Backerkit!
about 1 month ago – Sat, Oct 22, 2022 at 06:34:17 AM

I've just looked again at BackerKit and realized that I can still let everyone just log in and update their addresses themselves. I feel silly. You'll need to log in with the address you used to backed the campaign. Here’s the link: https://girlgenius20.backerkit.com/

The "contacting us" methods listed in the previous update also work just fine, and I'm busy making the changes for those of you who have already written in. Thank you all for your quick responses, and for double-checking when you're not sure! We very very much appreciate it. I'm sending a confirmation reply to let you know I've made the changes, so you know your email wasn't lost.

When I do go to fully lock the addresses, all our backers will get a warning email in case a last-minute change is needed.

Thanks, everyone!

--Kaja 

If your mailing address has changed please use the link below to let us know!
about 1 month ago – Sat, Oct 22, 2022 at 05:16:59 AM

Hello everyone--

TLDR: Please let us know if your address has changed! DO NOT just post it in the comments here on Kickstarter, we might not see it. Please use the contact form or write to us at customerservice@studiofoglio.com. Thank you!

Longer version:

I know I said not to expect shipping until January, but in some cases I'll be shipping sooner than that, starting early next week.  So please, if you've moved since you filled out your BackerKit info, or need your rewards shipped to a new address, use our contact form to let us know ASAP!

The books aren't here yet but the last of the stickers just came in and I'm getting ready to pack and ship the original art.  When the Arch-Nemesis cards get here we can build the Envelopes of Madness, and the books are on their way to us but that may take a while. I'll keep you up to date!

Thank you, and have a lovely Halloween!

--Kaja

p.s. If you need to contact us for any reason, please don’t rely on comments or social media, where things can often be overlooked. Please use our handy customer service form or write to us at customerservice@studiofoglio.com. Thank you!

Aaand it wouldn’t be an update without the reminder that you can find and complete your BackerKit pledge manager by going to this URL and logging in with the email address you used for the Kickstarter campaign. Here’s the link: https://girlgenius20.backerkit.com/

Backers at levels WITHOUT physical rewards can safely ignore/delete the email reminders about the BackerKit pledge manager. Unless we need your address and shipping payment, you don’t need to do anything further than accept our gratitude and thanks.

An October Update for Girl Genius: The Exorcism Engines, and Other News
about 2 months ago – Mon, Oct 03, 2022 at 11:48:28 PM

Hello, and happy October, everyone! Yesterday was Phil’s and my 29th wedding anniversary, and it was a lovely day.


Here’s a bit of news about all the current Foglio-flavored Kickstarters!


OUR MAGIC THE GATHERING ART ON LIMITED-EDITION PRINTS AND PLAYMATS

The “Foglio Portfoglio 2” Magic the Gathering playmats and prints campaign is underway, with two weeks to go. They’ve funded and are now into stretch goals, which include letting the backers vote on what artwork to do next! My “Rainbow Vale” card art was just chosen, and I’m flattered!

This campaign, from Original Magic Art, is the second they’ve done featuring our work. The first was fantastic, we signed a living-room full of playmats and prints. It was madness. The campaign ends on Tuesday, October 18 so if you’re wanting one of our prints or playmats, be sure to wander on over!


THE EXORCISM ENGINES BOOKS ARE STILL IN THE WORKS

As for the Girl Genius, Exorcism Engines Kickstarter, there still isn’t anything new to say. Everything is still on track and running along well. The book files are at the printer and work on the Envelopes of Madness is underway. The EoMs are a huge undertaking, the paper goods come from a variety of sources and when they’re all in the signing of bookplates and assembling of envelopes begins. I’m about halfway through signing the 20,000 (Twenty Thousand) bookplates needed for this campaign! It’s a good thing there’s a solid backlog of movies I haven’t seen. Oh, and the BackerKit store for this campaign is here, if you missed it.


GET THE GIRL GENIUS VIDEO GAME FOR NINTENDO SWITCH AND STEAM

And of course, there’s Rain Games’ BackerKit store at https://girl-genius.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders. Rain Games’s shop is where you can order a physical copy of the upcoming Girl Genius: Adventures in Castle Heterodyne video game, which is looking absolutely fantastic!

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EXTRA INFO YOU'VE ALL SEEN BEFORE (I hope):

Aaand it wouldn’t be a monthly update without the reminder that you can find and complete your BackerKit pledge manager by going to this URL and logging in with the email address you used for the Kickstarter campaign. Here’s the link: https://girlgenius20.backerkit.com/

Backers at levels WITHOUT physical rewards can safely ignore/delete the email reminders about the BackerKit pledge manager. Unless we need your address and shipping payment, you don’t need to do anything further than accept our gratitude and thanks.

AS FOR THE PDFS: Download links for the PDF Pile at DriveThruComics.com were sent out on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. If you didn't get yours, please check your spam folders. If your email isn't there, (it's from DriveThru, not Studio Foglio) let us know at customerservice@studiofoglio.com and we can send you a new one. Don't post in the comments, we might miss it.


Thank you everyone, I’ll be back later when there’s news to tell!


—Kaja

September 2022 Update for Girl Genius Volume 20
3 months ago – Thu, Sep 15, 2022 at 03:21:09 AM

Hello all! 

We hope all is well with you all.  I've just got my flu shot and my third Covid booster, so I'm a bit woozy today and don't feel like doing much. Which is TOO BAD FOR ME, because there's a lot to do! Even so, there isn't much to say about the project at hand, things are pretty much the same as they were last month, but here we go:


The State of the Printing of the Stuff

The printing of Books and ephemera continues apace. Everything is going smoothly, the books are at the printer, the bookmarks and art cards are here. The stickers have been ordered, and some of them have even arrived. I’m finishing up the final designs for the new batch of Arch-Nemesis and then the Stuffing of the Envelopes of Madness will commence.


Our Art on Playmats and Prints in a Kickstarter from Original Magic Art!

Sign Up Now to be Notified at Launch!

Long ago, Phil and I painted a whole pile of Magic the Gathering cards. Now the folks at Original Magic Art are doing another Kickstarter featuring more of our art on a new set of limited edition playmats and prints! We’re very pleased that they want to do a second project with us, and we hope you’ll take a look. The campaign goes live September 20, and right now you can visit their project page and sign up to be notified on launch!

Original Magic Art's Upcoming Kickstarter Featuring Our Artwork!
Original Magic Art's Upcoming Kickstarter Featuring Our Artwork!

Our BackerKit Store for Girl Genius Volume 20, and Rain Games' BackerKit Store for the Girl Genius Switch/Steam game

Two BackerKit preorder stores pertaining to Girl Genius are currently open, ours at www.girlgenius.news, and Rain Games’ at https://girl-genius.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders. Rain Games’s shop is where you can order a physical copy of the upcoming Girl Genius: Adventures in Castle Heterodyne video game, which is looking absolutely fantastic!

Preorder the Upcoming Girl Genius Video Game!
Preorder the Upcoming Girl Genius Video Game!

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Pledge Managers!

Aaand it wouldn’t be a monthly update without the reminder that you can find and complete your BackerKit pledge manager by going to this URL and logging in with the email address you used for the Kickstarter campaign. Here’s the link: https://girlgenius20.backerkit.com/

Backers at levels WITHOUT physical rewards can safely ignore/delete the email reminders about the BackerKit pledge manager. Unless we need your address and shipping payment, you don’t need to do anything further than accept our gratitude and thanks.


AS FOR THE PDFS: 

Download links for the PDF Pile at DriveThruComics.com were sent out on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. If you didn't get yours, please check your spam folders. If your email isn't there, (it's from DriveThru, not Studio Foglio) let us know at customerservice@studiofoglio.com and we can send you a new one. Don't post in the comments, we might miss it.

Thank you, everyone!

--Kaja