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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:

An October Update for Girl Genius: The Exorcism Engines, and Other News
4 days 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
22 days 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

August 2022 Update for Girl Genius Volume 20
2 months ago – Fri, Aug 05, 2022 at 11:35:17 PM

Hello everyone! There isn’t much else to tell at the moment. The San Diego Comic-Con is over, and we're preparing for the Emerald City Comic-Con which is coming up in two weeks.


THE BACKERKIT PLEDGE MANAGER: Let me start August’s update with 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.


WHAT WE'RE CURRENTLY DOING: I’m currently working to get all the book files to the printer by the end of August. Also, The bookplates have arrived, and we’ll be signing a LOT of them. Here's a snap:

There are a few of them this time

ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATES: I know our estimated shipping date is January 2023, but it looks like we could be shipping as early as this coming November of 2022. Please don’t count on us for the Holidays though, all sorts of things could delay us. I’ll let you know! I’m in the process of hiring professional help to get this campaign fulfilled quickly and I’m very excited about that because it means I won’t be packing and shipping every single box. Hooray!


PREORDER SHOPS: 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!


And that’s all I have to say for now, so happy August, everyone!

—Kaja

BackerKit Pledge Manager Links are Now Going Out!
3 months ago – Sat, Jul 02, 2022 at 12:28:56 AM

Once again, thank you for backing our Kickstarter campaign for Girl Genius, the Exorcism Engines!

Links to the pledge manager at BackerKit are now going out via email! It will likely take until Saturday AM for them all to arrive, so please keep an eye out for them in the next couple of days, and try to follow the links and complete the pledge manager as soon as is convenient. Remember that we need your address to send you your physical rewards!

If you backed at a level that doesn't include physical stuff, you can safely bin the email, there's no need for you to follow the links or do anything else unless you want to order any of our add-ons.

This BackerKit pledge manager has a lot of add-ons n available! In addition to the stuff from the campaign, I've also added all the graphic novels, all the remaining hardcovers I could find, some old Envelopes of Madness from earlier campaigns that I'd like to get out of the Studio, and several bundles! I hope you find something you like.

That's all, I just wanted to let you all know to watch for your emails. Remember, the PDF pile links went out in May, and the "Thank You" wallpaper downloads are in one of the earlier updates here on the Kickstarter campaign page.

Thanks, everyone!

--Kaja

BackerKit Pledge Manager News! (It'll be out in a couple of days!)
3 months ago – Thu, Jun 30, 2022 at 02:43:41 AM

Oh no! I almost missed the June update! But not quite, it's still June for a little while.  (I'm cutting it really close for you Australians, though.) I was working frantically on the BackerKit stuff and the month left me behind before I knew it.

The BackerKit pledge manager is now all set up, and BackerKit is looking it over to make sure I didn't make any terrible mistakes. Once they say it's ok, (it might take a couple of days) I'll send out the smoke test emails. That just means that we'll send out a small percentage of each level's emails, and if nothing catches fire, we'll know all is well. We'll then send out the rest.

I've spent a lot of time on the shipping tables, and tried to keep shipping as reasonable as possible while still making sure I have the means to pay for it.  I apologize in advance for the high shipping that seems to plague the World at the moment. It's astonishing. I really did do my best!

Oh, I also gave in to the requests and added a whole bunch of back issues, including a few Collector's Hardcovers that I found. We're also doing a few bundles, and I found some leftover Envelopes of Madness from earlier campaigns, so those are in there too.


I'll post again when the emails are going out. Thanks everyone for your patience!

--Kaja