Do you like comic books? Do you like to read them on a digital device? Do you have ten dollars? Then shut up and give Phil and Kaja your money right now because their momentous Girl Genius Kickstarter offers all twelve volumes of their epic steampunk political action slapstick sexpot smorgasbord thriller in PDF format for just ten dollars. Plus a host of wallpapers and other photon-based digital goodies.
And if you like your comics on paper, well, they can help you out there, too.
For me, Girl Genius is heading for Cerebus Church & State territory in terms of achievement. It’s a brilliantly imagined pseudo-historical world with a deep and intricate setting, great characters, and it never takes its eyes off the funny. I am amazed at what they have accomplished.
With this Kickstarter, the Foglios have raised enough money to bring all twelve books back into print and so much more. For a couple of independent artists, this is fantastic news. And if they reach their $300,000 stretch goal they’ll be able to hire a — GASP — business manager to help make more good things happen for them and for all who love their work.