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:
Mid-September 2023 Girl Genius Shipping Update
8 days ago
– Tue, Sep 19, 2023 at 01:59:24 PM
BACKERS OUTSIDE THE USA: please make sure I have your proper address! I know it’s been a while, and people do move around. I’m very sorry. The early part of this year wasn’t kind to me and I’m doing my best to get everyone’s rewards out.
Also, I have a new wallpaper featuring the Castle and the Train playing the new game!
As usual, it's in various sizes for you to download:
I made this to post on our Patreon, but I like to share things like this here as well, since you’re also important supporters of the Studio and I appreciate you!
My newest hassle: International stuff stalled because Shipstation is giving me an error when I try to buy postage. I’m talking to them now to get it fixed. Don’t worry, we’ll get it sorted out, but it means I had to set the remaining International packing aside and work directly on finishing all the USA stuff. I’m almost done with that, it should only take a few more days of intense work to get the rest of it out. I’ll post another update when it’s done!
Ok, I’m off to keep packing. I really want those USA shipments out. I’m in the middle of a group of BIG packages and they take a long time to assemble. I kind of wanted to post a picture of me working at the packing table, but my hair’s all wet and up in a scarf and I look…uh… not great. So I’ll stick with the picture of cute little clanks playing games.
Girl Genius Exorcism Engines Update for August 2023
26 days ago
– Thu, Aug 31, 2023 at 08:22:31 PM
Well. I still have some stuff to ship. This month there’s been a lot going on, I’ve been working every minute except for the time we took out to fly off and get our youngest kid settled at college. Which was exhausting and terrifying all wrapped into one fun package.
I’ll be working PAX this weekend. The Girl Genius AiCH video game from Rain Games launches on September 5, and we’ll be promoting it doing a launch event stream. I don’t actually know what time that’ll be yet, but I’ll post it when I know. I’m ProfessoressaFoglio on Twitch, and I have my schedule up so I’ll add it there. Then I’ll be back to finishing up the shipping, and I don’t think there’s anything else that will get in the way of that. Until the Holidays roll around. Ugh, I HAVE to be done with this by THEN.
Thank you all for your patience with me, I’m so sorry this is taking so long. I’ll post a longer update next time, but I am wiped out and have to get up early. Thanks again!
July Girl Genius Exorcism Engines Status Update!
about 2 months ago
– Sun, Jul 30, 2023 at 04:26:24 PM
Hello, and welcome to the end of July!
I was hoping that I’d be able to say that the last of the USA shipments would all go out this coming week, but it turns out that I didn’t have all the books I need here. This was not a happy discovery. I now have to wait for another shipment from our TopatoCo warehouse, which is on the other side of the US. So it will take a little longer. Still, the end is in sight, and I do have a pile of boxes that will go out on Monday. I AM almost done with the domestic shipments, and that feels good.
BACKERS OUTSIDE THE US:
Many of my International shipments have already gone out, all the full sets, for instance, and some others, but the remainder of those are still awaiting my attention. Everyone should be getting an email with a tracking number when their packages ship, so if you haven’t got one, I probably haven’t got your package sent yet. I am sorry about that.
THAT WALLPAPER I MENTIONED:
I believe I promised everyone here the dragon’s lair wallpaper when I got it done for Patreon, so here it is!
Wallpapers of the above artwork for you to download: 1600x1200
In about a week I'll be traveling out of state for a few days to get my youngest kid settled at college. It's very much an exciting and scary time for all of us. I'll have as much shipped as I can before I go, and I'll probably have another update for you before the end of August. See you then, and thank you all so much for your patience with me. This hasn't been an easy year and I'm sorry it's affected my shipping. I feel terrible about it all.
June's Girl Genius shipping update
3 months ago
– Mon, Jun 26, 2023 at 05:07:05 PM
This week, among other things, I’ll be shipping out the last of the Epic sets. If you need address changes, please act quickly, and use our official contact form. Please don’t tell us about address changes in the comments, things left there get lost easily. Our form means we’ll see it quickly!
Tonight , Monday, June 26, 2023 · 8 PM - 9 PM PDT, I’ll be demoing the new Girl Genius video game on Twitch. Then I’ll get back to packing your shipments! You can play the demo too, it’s on Steam right now as part of Steam’s Next Fest.
I discovered a bit of a problem regarding the Epic sets (and a few other orders) that I hope I’ve been able to fix as well as possible: We had an inventory mistake, and I’m going to have to ship some of the USA Volume 12s later. As an apology, backers who have to wait for their Volume 12 will be getting a little original drawing from Phil along with the rest of their books. I hope it helps, and I’m very, very sorry about this. It’s really bothering me.
One other problem hit today, but it turns out to actually only affect seven of you. (Whew.) To those of you who are affected: I've made a list, and I’ll be re-shipping your proper Volume One Hardcovers this week.
The art attached to this month’s update is the colored art for that upcoming set of countdown calendars, featuring dice behind all the little windows instead of melty chocolate. Don’t eat the dice. I’m looking forward to those!
Other than that, I’m working hard to get your books out the door. I’m supposed to be putting together a new wallpaper for our Patreon patrons soon. When it's ready, I’ll post it here for you folks as well.
May Girl Genius Update (I'm sorry I missed April!)
4 months ago
– Wed, May 31, 2023 at 04:38:22 PM
Well, I’m still packing and shipping things. I’ve had some setbacks but of course nothing that will keep me from getting you your books. It’s just a bunch things that have delayed me. It’s always something. I’m very sorry for being so behind, and I really appreciate your patience with me.
Phil is currently working on something neat, a set of illustrations for Advent-style countdown calendars with dice inside. They can be used for pretty much anything, holidays, graduations, birthdays, whatever you’re looking forward to. Above, I’m showing off the two pieces Phil has drawn so far. He’s doing four total, I know he’s planning a party scene with the Jägers and I’m not sure what the fourth will be. I think they’ll look really great once Cheyenne’s got at them with his magic box of colors.
While I pack things, I’ve been catching up on the TV shows I loved in the 1980’s. Back then if I missed it it was gone, so there are a few series I still remember but never got to see all of. I loved a show called Wizards and Warriors (cough cough, the incredible villain). Unfortunately, whatever we were doing back in 1983, it always got me home for about the last quarter of the show, and I always felt bad that I didn’t get to see the whole thing. WELL! It turns out it was terrible, so there were only 8 episodes, and now I have them on DVD. Now, 40 years later, I’m getting closure on one of my early nerd influences. Yay! I will say, the princess is an embarrassing stereotype, but it turns out I still love this dumb show. It makes me laugh so hard. I love the part where the villains are playing some kind of fantasy not-chess, and the pieces are just glow sticks stood on end. The kind you get at children’s birthday parties and raves. It’s amazing. I’ve also got Tales of the Gold Monkey and Thundarr the Barbarian waiting, so I’m excited about those.
Still, I can’t even blame "tv distraction" for my latest goof, since I wasn’t watching anything when I made it. Thank goodness I caught it though, because I printed the wrong labels and very nearly sent a huge shipment of softcovers to a bunch of you who were supposed to get hardcovers. I did notice in time, no fear. I had to peel the labels off of every package, void a bunch of stuff I’d paid for, triple-check and print new labels and do the whole thing over again. It was horrifying.
As always doing this all myself is not…fun. I do have help from my Mom and kids when they have the time, but they’re pretty busy with their own work so mostly it’s me. I had really hoped that this time I could hire the job out, but between my not wanting to charge too much for postage and the USPS raising their rates again, I couldn’t afford it. So here I am. That’s not your problem, of course, except that it means I get the books out more slowly than I’d like.
Also, I missed April. I’m so sorry! That’s what I get for posting on the last day of March I guess, I was sure I’d already posted. I don’t have much more to say but I know it’s still important to say something. My biggest problem is that I want to give news, but I really don’t want to just come on and give a bunch of excuses for being behind schedule, nobody cares and I don’t like to whine about it. So the news ends up being "yup, I’m still putting things in boxes and dragging them to the post office." Scintillating, I know.
But that’s what I’m doing! Packing and shipping! I’ll make sure not to miss the June update. See you soon!