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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:

August 2022 Update for Girl Genius Volume 20
4 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!
5 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!)
5 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

THE PDF PILE LINKS HAVE GONE OUT!
6 months ago – Thu, May 26, 2022 at 02:04:35 AM

As of late last night, all of our $10 and up backers have been sent an email with their personalized download link for the Girl Genius Exorcism Engines PDF Pile. Because we are using DriveThruComics for the distribution, the email will come from the following address: DriveThruComics.com (no-reply-comp-copies@drivethrucomics.com)

I realize that this may find its way into some spam folders, so I give you this warning in case you need to mount a rescue expedition.


HOW IT WORKS:

The email with the link will be sent to the email address you used for this Kickstarter campaign, unless you used our form to specify otherwise. I updated every one of those by hand and double checked, so all should be well there.


As with our past Kickstarters, the link in the email will take you to DriveThruComics, where the title will be entered into your shopping cart with the price set to zero. 


Just finish checkout, and, when you get to the page that says: “Your Order is Complete” be sure to click the “download,” or “DropBox” link to the right of the page. If you click on the book title itself, it will take you to info page in the catalog, which has tripped people up once or twice.


You will need to make an account on DriveThru when you check out. Don't worry, they won't charge you anything.  It's a free account, and it's very handy in case you lose your files. You'll also have access, through your account, to any updated versions I may release later, for instance, when I get around to making "premium" (fancy high resolution) and "compact"  (low res for fast viewing) versions of the earlier volumes. When you see the premium and compact choices on later volumes like GG20, you'll know what I mean.


I hope to have the BackerKit pledge manager up and running sometime next week. I'll keep you updated!


I'm sorry I took longer than I'd have liked to post this update, by the time I was done sending the emails last night I was completely wiped out. Also, among other things, this morning there was a big yellow jacket in the kitchen. Nothing got done until I removed her, which proved a little dicey.  Fortunately, I prevailed unscathed. Adventures!


Thank you, everyone!

--Kaja

The Campaign Wallpaper, Some PDF info, and Our Thanks!
7 months ago – Tue, May 17, 2022 at 12:01:56 AM

Download links for the Thank You wallpaper are below!

Thank you, everyone! 

This was an amazing campaign, and I'm very happy that everything has gone so well. Thank you so much to everyone who has backed the campaign, and helped us spread the word! We had a few surprises toward the end, the PDF Pile went crazy, it now contains Volume 20 along with Volumes 1-14! I'm already working on the next stage of the campaign: getting the books printed and figuring out the quickest way to ship them to you.  I'm currently embroiled in the exciting adventure that is changing the page numbers at the bottom of the older volumes to match the nice ones in the later volumes. Whee! It'll be worth it though. Easy to read page numbers are a very good thing.


At the bottom of the update you'll find download links to our latest "Thank You" wallpaper. I hope it amuses. But first, some information about BackerKit and the PDF Pile:


BackerKit

Shortly after the campaign ends, our backers will get a personalized email with a link to our Very Necessary Pledge Manager at BackerKit. Please be patient, it will take a couple of weeks for us to get everything finalized. We will post a new update here when our BackerKit page is live. 

The BackerKit pledge manager is where you'll finalize your mailing address and shipping. This is also where you can order add-ons like extra books or Envelopes of Madness. If you aren't getting any physical rewards, you can ignore the pledge manager. 


The PDF Pile

PDF links will be sent to the email address you backed with on the evening of Tuesday, May 24, 2022.

The PDFs will be provided via a personalized download link to DriveThruComics, which will be sent to the email address used in the campaign.  You'll need to follow the link, make an account if you don't already have one, and finish the checkout process. The PDFs will be free, you won't be charged.

If you would like the complimentary PDFs to go to a different account than the one you backed the Kickstarter with, please fill out this form with the proper email address BEFORE THE END OF MONDAY,  MAY 23, 2022.
   I'll go into my spreadsheet and change the recipient email by hand before I send the comps on Tuesday evening. Please be advised that this is a BUNDLE I'm sending out, and this is an experiment!  I'm already expecting to get a bit hairy, so PLEASE be patient with me, and please don't ask me to send the comps out in bits and pieces. 

NOTA BENE: This will not change the email address associated with your Kickstarter account, it will only affect where the PDFs go.


Here are the links to the Exorcism Engines wallpaper:

Sample art: with thanks text!

The Wallpaper with a "Thank You" Message

2560x1600 with written thanks---download

1920x1080 with written thanks---download

1600x1200 with written thanks---download

1024x1024 with written thanks---download

600x800 with written thanks---download

---Zipped file of all five with words of thanks---

Sample art: without thanks text, but still with thanks!

...and without words, but still with thanks!

2560x1600 with no words---download

1920x1080 with no words---download

1600x1200 with no words---download

1024x1024 with no words---download

600x800 with no words---download

---Zipped file of all five without words---


Once again, thank you for your support! I'll be back soon with more updates and information.

—Kaja