Sparks and Monsters: Girl Genius Graphic Novel and Kickstarter Extras

Created by Studio Foglio

Oh no, the Brassy Fobs are once again backordered. Probably for about 30 days, so we're looking at late April. Silvery fobs are still in stock. Shipping to Australia is commencing! We're creeping up on our next Kickstarter campaign! Hooray!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

BackerKit surveys should be out by the end of the weekend
12 months ago – Thu, May 27, 2021 at 01:00:49 AM

Hello everyone!

Links to our pledge manager are going out this weekend, please watch for them in the inbox of the email address you used for the campaign.

As previously mentioned, shipping charges were not added to the pledge levels. Instead, weight-based shipping will be added and charged in BackerKit at checkout.

All backers will get a BackerKit link, which will give them access to the backer’s only prices on the exclusives on the BackerKit store.

If you should be getting something in the mail, we NEED you to follow the link and complete the pledge manager. This is how we know where to send your rewards.

If you backed at a level that gets no physical reward sent in the mail, you don’t need to complete the pledge manager.

However, this time, all of our backers are eligible for the Backer’s Only discounted prices on the exclusive medals, patches, and Envelopes of Madness. The BackerKit link is your invitation to take advantage of that. If you don’t want to, that’s fine, just delete the email and accept our apologies for bothering you!

Thank you all for your patience with me. This has not been the best of years.

So, that’s where we are. Things are finally moving along again. Watch for your surveys!

--Kaja

A Girl Genius Update and About Time
about 1 year ago – Fri, Apr 02, 2021 at 04:13:39 AM

Hello! Phil here, with a small update. Kaja had a couple of emergency projects that are now handled, and is now finishing the work on BackerKit. Thank you for your patience, we'll let you know as soon as the survey goes up!

Two wallpapers to download, and an update on the state of things!
over 1 year ago – Wed, Jan 27, 2021 at 04:03:05 PM

This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read.

All the Girl Genius Sparks and Monsters book files are now corrected and have been sent to the new printer
over 1 year ago – Fri, Nov 27, 2020 at 03:38:47 PM

Hello everyone!


I’m sorry we haven’t posted an update lately. There wasn’t much to report, and I kept thinking that the book would be done and at the printer soon, and then I could post about that, and then things just kept happening to keep me from getting the book to the printer, and there was always some emergency I had to take care of, and, well, here we are.


I finally got the last of the corrected files to the printer last night. The printer who had been going to do the book went out of business, so we had to find a new one. We are now working with a printer recommended to us by our friends over at Fantagraphics Books. The volumes Fantagraphics makes are always top quality, so I have a lot of faith in them. I had to rework a bunch of files for the new guys, because they do things a little differently than our old printer. Then I had to do it again, because I had the wrong measurements, and so on. Things are all sorted out now, and we still hope to start shipping in January. 


Also, this volume was riddled with typos, so I spent a lot of time chasing those down and fixing them. I hope I got them all, it’s like hunting mimmoths.


Now that the book is finally done, I can move on to getting the PDF out soon, so that’s nice.


The medals for this campaign are in the sample stage, I hope to see those soon.


As for everything else, well, we been in a weird place lately, where all kinds of great things are happening with Girl Genius. The problem is that they’re all happening at once, so there’s been a lot to do. Here’s some of what’s been going on:


We recently finalized the Girl Genius GURPS sourcebook with Steve Jackson Games, and Victor is currently going through all the old files to choose good illustrations to fit into the page designs. (Thank goodness I wasn’t the one designing that book too, I have enough to do. Also, the designer they got did a fantastic job.) I’ll so happy to finally get this great RPG book in my hands!


Rain Games has begun to work on the Girl Genius video game they Kickstarted last fall, and what I’ve seen looks really neat. They haven’t needed us for much yet, but we hope to be very involved in the process. You can thank these guys for the fact that I’ll be getting Buck Godot: zap gun for hire Gallimaufry finished up sometime in 2021, since I promised their backers a PDF of it. I feel like I never would have got to it without their extra push!


Also, the Magic the Gathering fans seem to have just noticed that we’re still alive, (we’d been hiding) so we wound up signing thousands of playmats from Original Magic Art’s Kickstarter, which surprised everyone by doing extremely well. That was pretty great.


We've also been shipping the last of the rewards for the Queens and Pirates Kickstarter. We're not done, but we're getting there.


So, now I’ve got the book to the printer and am set to tackle the rest of the BackerKit setup. After Thanksgiving, of course. 


Right now, I have to go finish making pies. Happy Thanksgiving to all the USA types who celebrate! (Canadians, I hope yours was great too, back in October.)


Thank you all for your patience and concern, I am very grateful that you care, and that you read our work!

I’ll be back when there’s more news, and I hope to make it soon!


—Kaja

An Update on BackerKit (not yet ready) Current Contests and New Rewards for Rain's Girl Genius Game Campaign
over 1 year ago – Mon, Sep 28, 2020 at 12:49:50 AM

Hi everyone! We're finally getting some proper Seattle rain, which is making us very happy. Otherwise, I'm busy getting the last of the book put together. Also, four huge pallets of playmats showed up and I had to sign several thousand mats and certificates of authenticity. So–I haven't had time to finish up the BackerKit survey yet. I'm sorry about that, I expect to get it done soon, and I'll let you all know when it's ready. 


We are currently running a special promotion on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages, and I have an announcement about the other Kickstarter that is not ours but concerns us a good deal:

Special Backer Rewards for Rain Games' Adventures in Castle Heterodyne!

If Rain's campaign funds, their backers at the $30 and up levels will get a PDF of Girl Genius Volumes 1-20 as an extra present from Studio Foglio, as well as a PDF of all three of Phil's Buck Godot: zap gun for hire comics! That's a more than $200 value at full price. I'm adding it on as a special gift from us because I REALLY want this game to happen.

Special Girl Genius Art Book Backer Level Added to Rain Games' Kickstarter Campaign

Rain has now added a level just for the lovely art book that will be connected with the game. This book will be made with lots of involvement from us, we're even set to do a special Girl Genius extra story. Something involving Castle Heterodyne, of course, around 15 pages.

This game is slated for a release on Steam for PC and Mac, as well as for the Nintendo Switch.

Rain is an established game developer with some great Steampunk games already out there. Check out Teslagrad, World to the West, and coming soon, Mesmer!

There are currently 5 days left in this campaign.

Thank you, everyone! I'll be back with BackerKit soon! --Kaja